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12 09, 2019

Bulelwa Ngewana appointed head of Open Society Foundation South Africa

2019-09-12T09:10:28+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|Tags: , |

The Open Society Foundations is excited to announce the appointment of Bulelwa Ngewana as the Director of Open Society Foundations South Africa (OSF-SA) effective from 1 November 2019.

5 09, 2019

OSF-SA condemns upswing in gender violence and xenophobia

2019-09-05T13:50:35+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|Tags: , |

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) strongly condemns the recent incidents of violence against women and attacks on non-South Africans.

28 06, 2019

A Philanthropy Born in South Africa: Highlights from #OpenSocietySA25 Events

2019-06-28T14:00:16+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

Over three days, we were joined by over 200 grantees, donors, the Open Society Foundation network, staff and board members including the Soros family.

11 06, 2019

Community Advice Offices Call for Proposals

2019-06-11T22:16:25+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|

Following the March 2019 workshop on People Power: Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment hosted by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), we invite proposals and innovative project ideas from organisations that would like to develop, and lead national and international advocacy efforts designed to promote the statutory recognition, regulation and the provision of public funding for community justice services in South Africa.

3 05, 2019

#SAElections2019 website portal launched

2019-05-03T10:53:31+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications|Tags: , |

Our partners have set up a range of projects for voters to access the information they need to make an informed decision come Election Day.

26 03, 2019

SAN’s Growth and Innovation of Social Audits in South Africa

2019-03-26T11:55:04+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , |

Amazing video update by the Social Audit Network on how social audits have grown in size in Ekurhuleni, been implemented in Johannesburg and the Eastern Cape, and how they’ve been applied to infrastructure and mining.

12 02, 2019

‘In Good Company?’ 3rd Edition

2019-02-12T08:51:24+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , |

The third edition of our publication ‘In Good Company?’ focuses on understanding the current benefit-sharing system in South Africa’s mining industry and navigates opportunities for equitable sharing of revenues with affected communities.

8 02, 2019

ActionAid South Africa Baseline Social Audit Report

2019-02-12T08:56:57+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , , |

This report results from a project undertaken by ActionAid South Africa and the Mine Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) movement to conduct and scale-up social audit work in mine-affected communities, using this tool to hold both the state and private sector to account.

29 01, 2019

OSF-SA Special Call for Proposals: “A comparative analysis of Anglo Gold Ashanti’s human rights record in Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa”

2019-02-18T14:11:17+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

Investigating and documenting the human rights record of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa with a view to understand entry points for civil society to initiate advocacy interventions and demand cross-border accountability for any violations at regional and continental levels.

24 01, 2019

MVC welcomes signing of Political Party Funding Bill

2019-01-24T10:16:34+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications|Tags: , , , |

President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Political Party Funding Bill into law. The signing of this Bill is a truly historic event in South Africa’s political history.