OSF-SA Alerts

  • Grant Cycle Announcement (Second Call, August 2015). The deadline is 16 March 2015. For more information click here.
  • Open Society Foundations,  Ford Foundation and  Atlantic Philanthropies announce the launch of a joint fund to support local organizations promoting and advancing constitutionalism in South Africa. For more information click here.
  • Featured event: Dialogue on Security and Safety – 25 to 27 February 2015. For more information click here.
  • Missed our Vociferous Friday event on SONA 2015? The podcast is available here.

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Watch: Justice and Development – The Post-2015 Agenda

The Open Society Foundations are working hard to ensure that justice is included as one of the post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs). From Nepal to Nigeria, we are working with partners to show that it is possible to measure what ‘justice as development’ looks like. The video below shows one way of doing this in the South African context, featuring OSF-SA grantees and partners, through social audits.

For other examples from other countries see http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/projects/justice-and-development

Open Society Foundation for South Africa

Open Society Foundations Chairman George Soros began his philanthropy in South Africa in 1979, funding scholarships for black students at the University of Cape Town. In 1993, Soros established the OSF-SA, just before the historic 1994 democratic election.

Throughout the entire course of this process, we have been committed to promoting the values, institutions, and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected. Our efforts focus on four main areas of activity: promoting public- and private-sector accountability; advancing civil society and socioeconomic rights; protecting the free flow of information and freedom of expression; and strengthening justice and equality.


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