This year, the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) celebrates 25 years of grant making in South Africa #OpenSocietySA25

OSF-SA is a part of the Open Society Foundations. The Open Society Foundations are a family of offices and foundations created by philanthropist George Soros. The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. For more information about OSF watch this video.

OSF-SA opened offices in South Africa in 1993, just before the historical 1994 democratic elections. In the past 25 years we have promoted human rights and constitutionalism to support a democratic and open society in South Africa. We continue to do so. 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.

To commemorate 25 years of grant making in South Africa, and in keeping with our inter alia race and gender transformation objectives in South Africa, we will be featuring the important work of our grantees over the last 25 years. We will also celebrate young and emerging civil society voices and leaders as we look to the next 25 years of our democracy.

We will be sharing more information about our events for #OpenSocietySA25 on all our social media platforms.

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Find out about our 25 year celebrations

25 Year Celebrations

Open Society for South Africa Grantees: Voices From the Field

George Soros and the Open Society Foundations in South Africa

Open Society Foundation for South Africa Commemorative Scholarship and Fellowship Awards 2018