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Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) is committed to promoting the values, institutions and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society.

It works for a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected. OSF-SA is a South African grant-making organisation and is a part of the Open Society Foundations.


Promoting Public- and Private-Sector Accountability

Protecting the Free Flow of Information and Freedom of Expression

Strengthening Justice and Equality

Advancing Civil Society and Promoting Socioeconomic Rights

Research and Advocacy Unit


New Guide: Justice Programs for Public Health

Around the world, human rights violations compromise public health. Sexual violence, unlawful discrimination, land dispossession, police harassment, forced medical interventions, and denial of essential services threaten health and wellbeing. Thankfully, programs that improve these communities’ access to justice can play critical roles in deterring such abuses.