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 >
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.
The Open Society Foundation for South Africa and Ilan Godfrey Launch Photographic Project ‘The Platinum Belt’
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 >
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 >
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 >
OSF-SA grantees African Monitor and the Economic Justice Network hosted a three-day meeting on Illicit Financial Flows on 22-24 November 2017. The South African mining sector has seen an increase in illicit financial activities that have resulted in billions of rand leaving the country yearly Read more >
Two years of chasing data on mine closures across South Africa were rewarded when Oxpeckers Associate Mark Olalde won the Written Media category of the prestigious annual SAB EnviroMedia Awards on October 24 2017.
Project summary OSF-SA seeks a partner to conceptualise and roll out workshops in mine-affected communities to 1) popularise the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and the African Minerals Governance Framework (AMGF), and 2) build capacity within identified communities on using the AMV and AMGF as ad Read more >
Call for Abstracts – In Good Company? Conversations around Transparency and Accountability in South Africa’s Extractive Sector – 3rd Edition
Download here Theme: Optimising benefit sharing in South Africa’s mining industry Published: 11 July 2017 Due: 17:00, 31 July 2017 In Good Company? is OSF-SA’s annual publication on extractive sector transparency and accountability in South Africa. The publication seeks to provide a platfor Read more >
Every year, coinciding with Youth Month, the Mail & Guardian releases a list of 200 South Africans under 35 who have done exceptional work in their fields as well as aim to uplift South African society. The Open Society Foundation for South Africa is proud to announce that eight of our gr Read more >