29 11, 2019

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

2019-11-29T08:42:32+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.

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

2019-09-05T13:50:35+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.

11 06, 2019

Community Advice Offices Call for Proposals

2019-06-11T22:16:25+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

Following the March 2019 workshop on People Power: Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment hosted by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), we invite proposals and innovative project ideas from organisations that would like to develop, and lead national and international advocacy efforts designed to promote the statutory recognition, regulation and the provision of public funding for community justice services in South Africa.

3 05, 2019

#SAElections2019 website portal launched

2019-05-03T10:53:31+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|Tags: , |

Our partners have set up a range of projects for voters to access the information they need to make an informed decision come Election Day.

12 02, 2019

‘In Good Company?’ 3rd Edition

2019-02-12T08:51:24+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , |

The third edition of our publication ‘In Good Company?’ focuses on understanding the current benefit-sharing system in South Africa’s mining industry and navigates opportunities for equitable sharing of revenues with affected communities.

29 01, 2019

OSF-SA Special Call for Proposals: “A comparative analysis of Anglo Gold Ashanti’s human rights record in Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa”

2019-02-18T14:11:17+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

Investigating and documenting the human rights record of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa with a view to understand entry points for civil society to initiate advocacy interventions and demand cross-border accountability for any violations at regional and continental levels.

22 01, 2019

Between the Lines: #SONA2019 (Un)interrupted

2019-01-23T09:41:59+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|Tags: , , |

Join the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) and a panel of exciting analysts over breakfast to unpack what is said (and what is not) during the State of the Nation Address 2019.

16 11, 2018

Announcement on 2019 Grant Cycle Calls for OSF-SA

2018-11-16T15:20:00+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

Following the first OSF-SA Grantee Survey that OSF-SA concluded earlier this year and the recommendations included in the responses to that Survey from grantee organisations, we wanted to let you know that we have heard our grantees and that we will amend the process by which we accept grant applications to make it simpler for our grantees to apply for funding from OSF-SA.