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
Photo by Jakob Owens/unsplash.com
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.