This report results from a project undertaken by ActionAid South Africa and the Mine Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) movement to conduct and scale-up social audit work in mine-affected communities, using this tool to hold both the state and private sector to account.
President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Political Party Funding Bill into law. The signing of this Bill is a truly historic event in South Africa’s political history.
Oxpeckers has published Mark Olalde’s 19-month data investigation exposing the lack of mine closures in South Africa.
Right2Protest Project’s (R2P’s) ‘The State of Protest Report’ examines the state of protest in South Africa from the period of October 2016 to September 2017.
Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) has released their 'Victimisation Experiences of Activists in South Africa' report, which is a qualitative research project documenting the experiences of activists in South Africa.
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.
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).
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.