Mining MX reported on the recent awarding of mining licenses in Kimberley to thousands of ‘zama-zamas’ (artisanal and illegal miners), after several years of deadlock. This shift in public debate regarding artisanal mining in South Africa links to a project we initiated with our grantees, ActionAid South Africa and the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at Wits University.
“What does ‘going to scale’ mean in poor communities in South Africa?” – IBP-SA’s Albert van Zyl explains
Albert van Zyl, Director of the International Budget Partnership (IBP) South Africa, recently wrote an article examining how progress goes to scale through activities undertaken by the organisation in South Africa.
This year, the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) celebrates 25 years of grant making in South Africa. In the past 25 years we have and will continue to promote human rights and constitutionalism to support a democratic and open society in South Africa.
The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) has supported 15 young women and transgender activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) to attend the 22nd International AIDS Conference 2018.
The Inaugural 2018 Prudence Mabele Prize in Gender Justice and Equity (multi year endowment by Open Society Foundations and Ford Foundation in partnership with the Positive Women’s Network of South Africa).
We are pleased to announce that we will be moving to our new offices in the Cape Town CBD, during the period July 26 - 30.
Prudence Mabele Prize presented to South African sex work activist Duduzile Dlamini at AIDS 2018.
The Mail & Guardian recently published their annual ‘200 Young South Africans’ list. The Open Society Foundation for South Africa is proud to announce that 12 of our grantees have team members featured on 2018’s list of changemakers.
The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), an OSF-SA grantee, recently released a series of reports entitled 'Full Disclosure – the truth about mining rehabilitation in South Africa'.
OSF-SA does not tolerate any form of harassment or sexual misconduct, and we expect the organisations we support to hold themselves to the same standard.