26 03, 2019

SAN’s Growth and Innovation of Social Audits in South Africa

2019-03-26T11:55:04+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , |

Amazing video update by the Social Audit Network on how social audits have grown in size in Ekurhuleni, been implemented in Johannesburg and the Eastern Cape, and how they’ve been applied to infrastructure and mining.

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.

8 02, 2019

ActionAid South Africa Baseline Social Audit Report

2019-02-12T08:56:57+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

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.

1 10, 2018

Oxpeckers and Mark Olalde’s “Coal mines leave a legacy of ruin”

2019-02-12T08:54:05+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Oxpeckers has published Mark Olalde’s 19-month data investigation exposing the lack of mine closures in South Africa.

4 09, 2018

Regularising informal artisanal mining in South Africa

2019-02-12T08:54:21+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.

2 07, 2018

OSF-SA Grantees Feature: Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2018

2018-07-05T13:43:11+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Information, Expression and Accountability Programme, Justice, Equality and Rights Programme, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , |

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.

19 05, 2018

Press Statement: SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

2018-06-27T11:03:06+02:00Categories: Information, Expression and Accountability Programme, Justice, Equality and Rights Programme, OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

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.

6 04, 2018

“Why giving South Africa’s chiefs more power adds to land dispossession” – Sonwabile Mnwana

2018-06-27T11:03:24+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

Traditional authorities in South Africa are facing growing resistance from communities who are challenging the practice that gives them power to make decisions over communal land without consulting community members.

21 03, 2018

MACUA Launches Petition for the Right to Reject Mining in Xolobeni

2018-06-27T11:03:31+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , |

The Xolobeni community on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape are in court fighting for the right to reject an application by an international mining firm to mine titanium in their community. The decision on this, and other applications, rests with the government. Mining-affected communities a Read more >