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Open Society Foundation for South Africa OSF-SA Twenty Five Years
Grantee Spotlight2018-08-07T15:21:38+00:00

Grantee Spotlight

OSF-SA has been supporting South African civil society and an independent media since 1993. Our #OpenSocietySA25 Grantee Spotlight features grantee organisations that we have worked with and funded over the past 25 years.

Scroll through the video profiles of our grantees below:

Women’s Legal Centre

Women's Legal Centre

The Women's Legal Centre is committed to promoting and protecting women’s rights in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

CentreforEnvironmentalRights

Centre for Environmental Rights

The Centre for Environmental Rights advocates for environmental justice in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) SWEAT OSF-SA Grantee Directory

SWEAT

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce is South Africa's leading sex worker rights organisation at the forefront of sex worker advocacy, human rights defence and mobilisation.

#OpenSocietySA25

ASIYE_OSF-SA_Grantee-Directory

Asiye Etafuleni

Asiye Etafuleni champions inclusive urban planning and design, by empowering informal workers in co-developing their working environments.

#OpenSocietySA25

OUT LGBT Wellbeing OSF-SA Grantee Directory

OUT LGBT Well-Being

OUT LGBT Well-Being provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

#OpenSocietySA25

Black_Sash_OSF-SA_Grantee-Directory

Black Sash

The Black Sash is an independent, non-governmental human rights organisation that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa since 1955.

#OpenSocietySA25

Maikana Support Campaign OSF-SA Grantee Open Society Foundation for South Africa OSF-SA

Marikana Support Campaign

The Legal Resources Centre and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, worked together with the Marikana Support Campaign to represent mine workers' families and widows in the Farlam Commission hearings.

#OpenSocietySA25

Hate Crimes Working Group OSF-SA Grantee Open Society Foundation for South Africa Grantee Directory

Hate Crimes Working Group

The Hate Crimes Working Group SA is a network of civil society organizations set up to spearhead advocacy and law reform initiatives on hate crimes in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

ChildrensRadioFoundationOSF-SA

Children’s Radio Foundation

The Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) uses radio training and broadcast to create opportunities for youth dialogue, community building and leadership.

#OpenSocietySA25

Health-eNews-Logo grantee directory osf-sa

Health-e News

The Health-e News is an award-winning television, print and online health news service that has been producing news and in-depth analysis for national media since 1999.

#OpenSocietySA25

Socio-Economic Rights Institue OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) is a public interest law centre that provides dedicated socio-economic rights assistance to individuals, communities, CBOs and social movements.

#OpenSocietySA25

Public Affairs Research Institure OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI)

The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) brings theoretically-informed social science research into the analysis of major service delivery and policy implementation issues facing the public sector today.

#OpenSocietySA25

Treatment Action Campaign OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) campaigns for the rights and health of people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa and globally.

#OpenSocietySA25

AmaBhungane Cente for Investigative Journalism_OSF-SA_Grantee-Directory

amaBhungane

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism NPC is a non-profit company founded to develop investigative journalism in the public interest.

#OpenSocietySA25

Social Audit Network Open Society Foundation for South Africa Newsroom

Social Audit Network

The Social Audit Network is a network of civil society organisations that work together to expand the use of substantive accountability tools, like social audits, as legitimate and effective forms of community-based monitoring and participation in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

Right2Know OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Right2Know Campaign

The Right2Know Campaign is a social movement centered on freedom of expression and access to information.

#OpenSocietySA25

Social Justice Coalition OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Social Justice Coalition

The Social Justice Coalition works to advance the constitutional rights to life, dignity, equality, freedom and safety in the lives of all people, but especially those living in informal settlements in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

Planact OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Planact

Planact’s work is directed towards deepening democracy at the local governance level by enabling, fostering and promoting genuine citizen participation; advancing access to habitable environments; and strengthening community-based organisations.

#OpenSocietySA25

South African History Archive OSF-SA Grantee Directory

SAHA

SAHA is an independent human rights archive established in 1988 by anti-apartheid activists, dedicated to documenting, supporting & promoting greater awareness of past & contemporary struggles for justice & accountability through archival practices & outreach, & the utilisation of access to information laws.

#OpenSocietySA25

EqualEducationOSF-SA

Equal Education

Equal Education is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in South African education, through research, analysis and activism.

#OpenSocietySA25

University of the Witwatersrand - Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)

Centre for Applied Legal Studies

Centre for Applied Legal Studies is a civil society organisation and law clinic based at Wits University connecting the worlds of academia and social justice.

#OpenSocietySA25

Lawyers for Human Rights OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Lawyers For Human Rights

Lawyers For Human Rights (LHR) is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

Section27 OSF-SA Grantee Directroy

SECTION27

Focusing on access to health and education, SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to achieve substantive equality and social justice in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

CorruptionWatch OSF-SA Open Society Foundation for South Africa

Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation which uses its over 24 000 reported corruption incidents from the public to hold leaders accountable for their actions.

#OpenSocietySA25

Triangle Project OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Triangle Project

Triangle Project is a non-profit human rights organisation offering professional services to ensure the full realisation of constitutional and human rights for LGBTI persons, their partners and families.

#OpenSocietySA25

Women’s Legal Centre

Women's Legal Centre

The Women's Legal Centre is committed to promoting and protecting women’s rights in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

CentreforEnvironmentalRights

Centre for Environmental Rights

The Centre for Environmental Rights advocates for environmental justice in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) SWEAT OSF-SA Grantee Directory

SWEAT

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce is South Africa's leading sex worker rights organisation at the forefront of sex worker advocacy, human rights defence and mobilisation.

#OpenSocietySA25

ASIYE_OSF-SA_Grantee-Directory

Asiye Etafuleni

Asiye Etafuleni champions inclusive urban planning and design, by empowering informal workers in co-developing their working environments.

#OpenSocietySA25

OUT LGBT Wellbeing OSF-SA Grantee Directory

OUT LGBT Well-Being

OUT LGBT Well-Being provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

#OpenSocietySA25

Black_Sash_OSF-SA_Grantee-Directory

Black Sash

The Black Sash is an independent, non-governmental human rights organisation that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa since 1955.

#OpenSocietySA25

Maikana Support Campaign OSF-SA Grantee Open Society Foundation for South Africa OSF-SA

Marikana Support Campaign

The Legal Resources Centre and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, worked together with the Marikana Support Campaign to represent mine workers' families and widows in the Farlam Commission hearings.

#OpenSocietySA25

Hate Crimes Working Group OSF-SA Grantee Open Society Foundation for South Africa Grantee Directory

Hate Crimes Working Group

The Hate Crimes Working Group SA is a network of civil society organizations set up to spearhead advocacy and law reform initiatives on hate crimes in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

ChildrensRadioFoundationOSF-SA

Children’s Radio Foundation

The Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) uses radio training and broadcast to create opportunities for youth dialogue, community building and leadership.

#OpenSocietySA25

Health-eNews-Logo grantee directory osf-sa

Health-e News

The Health-e News is an award-winning television, print and online health news service that has been producing news and in-depth analysis for national media since 1999.

#OpenSocietySA25

Socio-Economic Rights Institue OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) is a public interest law centre that provides dedicated socio-economic rights assistance to individuals, communities, CBOs and social movements.

#OpenSocietySA25

Public Affairs Research Institure OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI)

The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) brings theoretically-informed social science research into the analysis of major service delivery and policy implementation issues facing the public sector today.

#OpenSocietySA25

Treatment Action Campaign OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) campaigns for the rights and health of people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa and globally.

#OpenSocietySA25

AmaBhungane Cente for Investigative Journalism_OSF-SA_Grantee-Directory

amaBhungane

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism NPC is a non-profit company founded to develop investigative journalism in the public interest.

#OpenSocietySA25

Social Audit Network Open Society Foundation for South Africa Newsroom

Social Audit Network

The Social Audit Network is a network of civil society organisations that work together to expand the use of substantive accountability tools, like social audits, as legitimate and effective forms of community-based monitoring and participation in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

Right2Know OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Right2Know Campaign

The Right2Know Campaign is a social movement centered on freedom of expression and access to information.

#OpenSocietySA25

Social Justice Coalition OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Social Justice Coalition

The Social Justice Coalition works to advance the constitutional rights to life, dignity, equality, freedom and safety in the lives of all people, but especially those living in informal settlements in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

Planact OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Planact

Planact’s work is directed towards deepening democracy at the local governance level by enabling, fostering and promoting genuine citizen participation; advancing access to habitable environments; and strengthening community-based organisations.

#OpenSocietySA25

South African History Archive OSF-SA Grantee Directory

SAHA

SAHA is an independent human rights archive established in 1988 by anti-apartheid activists, dedicated to documenting, supporting & promoting greater awareness of past & contemporary struggles for justice & accountability through archival practices & outreach, & the utilisation of access to information laws.

#OpenSocietySA25

EqualEducationOSF-SA

Equal Education

Equal Education is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in South African education, through research, analysis and activism.

#OpenSocietySA25

University of the Witwatersrand - Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)

Centre for Applied Legal Studies

Centre for Applied Legal Studies is a civil society organisation and law clinic based at Wits University connecting the worlds of academia and social justice.

#OpenSocietySA25

Lawyers for Human Rights OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Lawyers For Human Rights

Lawyers For Human Rights (LHR) is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

Section27 OSF-SA Grantee Directroy

SECTION27

Focusing on access to health and education, SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to achieve substantive equality and social justice in South Africa.

#OpenSocietySA25

CorruptionWatch OSF-SA Open Society Foundation for South Africa

Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation which uses its over 24 000 reported corruption incidents from the public to hold leaders accountable for their actions.

#OpenSocietySA25

Triangle Project OSF-SA Grantee Directory

Triangle Project

Triangle Project is a non-profit human rights organisation offering professional services to ensure the full realisation of constitutional and human rights for LGBTI persons, their partners and families.

#OpenSocietySA25