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The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) is committed to promoting the values, institutions and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society.

OSF-SA supports a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected. OSF-SA is a South African grant-making organisation and is a part of the Open Society Foundations.

Expressions of Interest Submissions NOW OPEN

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa is pleased to announce that the EOI submission period is now open. Please view our Funding page for information on what we look for when assessing organisations, assessing projects and specific criteria for eligibility. For information on our grants application process, please view our How To Apply page.


EOI Submissions close on 26 April 2016




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