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9 04, 2020

Human response to a human problem

2020-10-15T13:15:45+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

When my team and I first began tracking the new coronavirus as it spread across the globe, we thought about it in abstract terms: a problem to be solved. We focused specifically on how the virus would impact South Africa, given the particular challenges we face, such as glaring inequality coupled with high rates of TB, HIV/Aids and noncommunicable diseases.

11 03, 2020

Defining Relationships

2020-03-11T16:19:52+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

I’ve received a flood of emails since sending out my last email in January. Some writers offered words of encouragement; others posed questions. I have been unable to respond to each email due to a frenetic global induction schedule coupled with my regular work, but please be assured that I have read every one.

29 01, 2020

The year ahead for the Open Society Foundation for South Africa

2020-03-10T13:42:48+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

Today marks my 45th day at the helm of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) – an organisation I have long admired for its bravery in advancing equality, social justice and basic human rights in my country – and as a member of the African and global Open Society Foundations. This time has been something of a whirlwind for me but also stimulating and enlightening. It has filled me with hope and a sense of purpose.

29 11, 2019

Open Society Foundations Announce New Fund to Support Activists in South Africa

2020-07-30T15:12:25+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

New York—The Open Society Foundations announced today the formation of a new $330,000 fund to support human rights defenders in South Africa, who in recent years have faced a steady increase in harassment, intimidation, and violence. Over three years, the fund—known as The South African Human Rights Defenders Fund—will support advocates working on land, housing, and environmental rights, with a special emphasis on aiding women advocates who face threats and violence.

25 10, 2019

OSF-SA convening on xenophobic violence

2019-10-25T09:58:57+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Justice, Equality and Rights Programme|

The JER programme on 4 October 2019 hosted a dialogue with CSOs in response to incidents of xenophobic violence which occurred in early September 2019 in the inner cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg.

23 10, 2019

Living in Limbo

2020-03-18T09:25:01+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications|

The Research and Advocacy Unit at OSF-SA supported Amnesty International South Africa in conducting a research project on the state of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and international migrants at Refugee Reception Offices in South Africa.

12 09, 2019

Bulelwa Ngewana appointed head of Open Society Foundation South Africa

2019-09-12T09:10:28+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|Tags: , |

The Open Society Foundations is excited to announce the appointment of Bulelwa Ngewana as the Director of Open Society Foundations South Africa (OSF-SA) effective from 1 November 2019.

5 09, 2019

OSF-SA condemns upswing in gender violence and xenophobia

2020-07-30T15:11:29+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|Tags: , |

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) strongly condemns the recent incidents of violence against women and attacks on non-South Africans.

28 06, 2019

A Philanthropy Born in South Africa: Highlights from #OpenSocietySA25 Events

2019-06-28T14:00:16+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

Over three days, we were joined by over 200 grantees, donors, the Open Society Foundation network, staff and board members including the Soros family.

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