2018 Grants List

In 2018, Open Society Foundation for South Africa awarded 92 grants to grantees, as well as Turning 25 Commemorative Scholarships and Fellowships.

Grants:

No Organisation name Amount approved Grant period (months)
1 ActionAid South Africa 300,00 12
2 Adamela Trust at the Mail and Guardian 550,000 12
3 Afesis-Corplan 600,000 12
4 Africa Check 900,000 12
5 African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum 600,000 12
6 Ahmed Kathrada Foundation 283,615 5
7 Alternative Information and Development Centre 700,000 12
8 AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism 1,500,000 12
9 Amadiba Crisis Committee hosted by Alternative Information Development Centre 100,000 1
10 Association of Community Advice Offices of South Africa hosted by Social Change Assistance Trust 400,000 24
11 Association of University Legal Aid Institutions Trust 3,900,000 36
12 Black Sash Trust 1,600,000 12
13 Black Stripe Media (aka Big Debate) 1,000,000 12
14 Black Stripe Media (aka Big Debate) 1,000,000 12
15 Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford University: OSF Fellowship 150,000 12
16 Casual Workers Advice Office 1,000,000 24
17 Centre for Community Justice and Development 1,000,000 12
18 Centre for Complex Systems in Transition – University of Stellenbosch 150,000 10
19 Citizen Justice Network / The Centre for African Investigative Radio 350,000 12
20 Constitution Hill Trust 150,000 3
21 Corruption Watch 150,000 6
22 Corruption Watch (Auto-renewal) 1,500,000 12
23 Curveball Productions Pty. Ltd. 500,000 18
24 Development Action Group 1,500,000 24
25 Equal Education (with ESP in OSF) 5,550,000 12
26 Gay and Lesbian Network 1,000,000 12
27 Grassroot Nation 1,800,000 24
28 GroundUp 900,000 12
29 Health-e News Service 1,500,000 12
30 Helen Suzman Foundation Trust 500,000 12
31 Human Sciences Research Council 2,000,000 24
32 Inkululeko South Africa Media / Scorpio/ Daily Maverick 1,700,000 24
33 Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies 650,000 12
34 Kwa-Zulu Natal Council of Churches 1,500,000 12
35 Land and Accountability Research Centre 1,000,000 18
36 Land and Accountability Research Centre 2,000,000 24
37 Lawyers For Human Rights 2,000,000 12
38 Legal Resources Centre 1,500,000 12
39 Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection 500,000 12
40 Market Photo Workshop 2,450,000 24
41 Media Monitoring Africa 900,000 12
42 Media Monitoring Africa (auto-renewal) 950,000 12
43 Media Monitoring Africa for ‘Inxeba Coalition’ 150,000 6
44 Ndifuna Ukwazi 800,000 12
45 Nelson Mandela Foundation 3,500,000 12
46 North West University – Potchefstroom Law Clinic 300,000 6
47 Open Book Festival 300,000 36
48 Open Democracy Advice Centre 900,000 12
49 Open Secrets 800,000 12
50 Open Secrets 1,200,000 12
51 Open-Up 1,000,000 12
52 OUT LGBT Wellbeing 1,000,000 12
53 Oxfam South Africa 1,600,000 12
54 Oxpeckers Centre for Environmental Journalism 900,000 24
55 Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa hosted by Democracy Works Foundation 3,000,000 24
56 Public Affairs Research Institute 1,500,000 12
57 Rhodes University – Public Service Accountability Monitor 60,000 12
58 Rhodes University Law Clinic 1,000,000 12
59 Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce 3,200,000 12
60 Sisonke National Movement 800,000 12
61 Social Audit Network hosted by International Budget Partnership South Africa 2,000,000 18
62 Social Change Assistance Trust 700,000 12
63 Social Justice Coalition 1,200,000 12
64 Social Surveys Institute (with OpenUp) 800,000 12
65 Sonke Gender Justice 2,000,000 12
66 SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition hosted by Media Monitoring Africa 1,600,000 24
67 Soul City Institute 100,000 12
68 South African National Editor’s Forum 1,000,000 18
69 Southern Africa Litigation Centre 600,000 24
70 Steve Biko Foundation 500,000 12
71 Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute 500,000 12
72 Treatment Action Campaign 4,000,000 12
73 Treatment Action Campaign 900,000 3
74 Triangle Project 1,200,000 12
75 University of Cape Town – Graduate School of Business 950,000 12
76 University of Cape Town -Development Policy Research Unit 680,000 12
77 University of Johannesburg – Media Policy and Democracy Project 700,000 24
78 University of Kwazulu-Natal – Maurice Webb Race Relations Unit 900,000 12
79 University of Pretoria – Centre for Child Law 1,700,000 24
80 University of the Western Cape – Dullah Omar Institute 4,600,000 24
81 University of the Western Cape – Dullah Omar Institute 500,000 12
82 University of the Western Cape – Dullah Omar Institute 1,680,000 48
83 University of Witwatersrand – Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management 500,000 12
84 University of Witwatersrand – School of Governance 1,000,000 12
85 University of Witwatersrand -Right2 Protest Project hosted by Centre for Applied Legal Studies 1,000,000 12
86 University of Witwatersrand: Centre for Applied Legal Studies 750,000 12
87 University of Witwatersrand: School of Journalism & Media Studies: Citizen Justice Network 1,600,000 24
88 University of Witwatersrand: School of Journalism & Media Studies: Wits Justice Project 800,000 12
89 University of Witwatersrand: School of Journalism & Media Studies: Wits Radio 700,000 12
90 Women’s Legal Centre 2,080,000 12
91 Women’s Legal Centre 170,500 1
92 Continental Mining Project 750,000 12

Turning 25 Commemorative Scholarships:

No Grantee Amount Grant period (months)
1 Antoon Mpho Ndaba (Media Development Investment Fund) 385,000 24
2 Baone Twala (University of Witwatersrand – Centre for Applied Legal Studies) 385,000 24
3 Cherese Thakur (Helen Suzman Foundation) 385,000 24
4 Danielle Louw (University of Cape Town – Faculty of Law) 385,000 24
5 Jennica Beukes (University of the Western Cape – Dullah Omar Institute) 385,000 24
6 Kelebogile Moruane (Triangle Project) 385,000 24
7 Nceba December (University of the Western Cape – Dullah Omar Institute) 385,000 24
8 Ntokozo Yingwana (Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce) 385,000 24
9 Obakeng Van Dyk (Constitutional Court Trust) 385,000 24
10 Phumeza Mlungwana (Social Justice Coalition) 385,000 24
11 Sanele Majola (Community Law and Rural Development Centre) 385,000 24
12 Sibulele Siphunga (University of the Western Cape – Dullah Omar Institute) 385,000 24
13 Silindile Nanzile Mlilo (African Centre for Migration and Society) 385,000 24
14 Silomo Khumalo (Constitutional Court Trust) 385,000 24
15 Sonto Dube (University of Witwatersrand – DJMS – Citizen’s Justice Network) 385,000 24
16 Thabang Ramakhula (Free State Centre for Human Rights) 385,000 24
17 Tholakele Nene (Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism) 385,000 24
18 Tumelo Modiselle (Constitutional Court Trust) 385,000 24
19 Xavia Poswa (University of the Western Cape – Dullah Omar Institute) 385,000 24

Turning 25 Democracy Fellows:

No Grantee Amount Grant period (months)
1 Democracy Works Foundation: OSF-SA Turning 25 Democracy Fellows: Dr Sithembile Mbete, Lukhona Mnguni, Naledi Modise, Nompumelelo Runji & Tasneem Essop 2,200,000 18

Turning 25 Commemorative Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

No Grantee Amount Grant period (months)
1 University of Witwatersrand: School of Journalism & Media Studies (Turning 25 Commemorative Fellowship in Investigative Journalism – 3 years) Year 1: Chris Gilili, Gemma Ritchie, Mosibusi Ratlebjane, Sibogakonke Mama & Simthandile Ntobela Year 2: TBC Year 3: TBC 9,000,000 36