Our COVID-19 Response

Our Covid-19 Response

“COVID-19 has exposed both the fragilities and interconnectedness of our society, providing an opportunity to reimagine and rebuild our country, continent and world.”

Bulelwa Ngewana, Executive Director: OSF-SA

Collaboration has been key to our COVID-19 response: working with other philanthropic organisations in South Africa, OSF network partners, the private sector and government to counter the challenges presented by the pandemic.

Our short-term response focused on providing emergency funding to new and existing grantees to respond to the most urgent needs.

Our medium-term approach seeks to support the widespread sharing of information and to change prevailing narratives around COVID-19.

The use and benefits of vaccines and advocacy around Africans’ rights to effective preventatives and therapeutics forms the focus of our long-term response.

COVID-19 Photo Series

This video is the first in a series of work by the talented Sumaya Hisham, documenting the impact of the pandemic on people’s everyday lives.

View gallery here

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Highlights and Stories


Photo by Jakob Owens/unsplash.com

Covid-19 Short Documentary Films

What’s your story?

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in different ways. The Open Society Foundation for South Africa is offering 3 grants of R50 000 each, for the production of “Covid Stories”, 3-5 minute documentary short films.

Please click here for more information or email mike@osfsa.org.za for more details.

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OSF-SA - Our Covid-19 Response
OSF-SA - Our Covid-19 Response
OSF-SA - Our Covid-19 Response