1 10, 2018

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

2018-10-01T12:59:33+00:00Categories: 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

2018-09-04T11:32:29+00:00Categories: 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+00:00Categories: 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+00:00Categories: 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+00:00Categories: 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+00:00Categories: 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 >

6 03, 2018

Preliminary Study on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in South Africa

2018-06-27T11:03:38+00:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

This research study provides a first look at the landscape of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in South Africa, its challenges and opportunities to contribute to socioeconomic development. The study was commissioned by Open Society Foundation (OSF) for South Africa.

31 01, 2018

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa and Ilan Godfrey Launch Photographic Project ‘The Platinum Belt’

2018-06-27T11:04:06+00:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , |

Photographer Ilan Godfrey and the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) have launched a new website called 'The Platinum Belt'  which investigates the human, social, environment and health costs of platinum mining in South Africa. Godfrey is an award-winning South African photogra Read more >

29 01, 2018

The Social Audit Network Launches Documentary on the History of Social Auditing in South Africa

2018-06-27T11:05:21+00:00Categories: Justice, Equality and Rights Programme, OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , |

A new documentary created by the Social Audit Network focuses on the journey of urban informal and rural communities and civil society organisations that have been conducting social audits since 2013. The piece explains how and why social audits started in South Africa, using footage from act Read more >

8 12, 2017

DOCUMENTARY: Social Audits in Low Income Communities Around SA

2018-06-27T11:05:40+00:00Categories: Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , |

A social audit is a public accountability tool used by communities and civil society organisations to evaluate service delivery with the aim of uncovering whether public expenditure matches up with service delivery outcomes experienced by communities. The methodology facilitates public partic Read more >