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Open Society Foundation for South Africa

Open Society Foundation for South Africa

How do you provide support to an organisation for which the only constant is change?

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) works to build a dynamic and inclusive democracy through a unique combination of philanthropy and advocacy, mindful of South Africa’s history, and supports over 80 organisations working to promote an open society in SA.

The only constant for OSF-SA is change, and so adaptability and agility is key to the support we’ve provided since 2014 – from live tweeting a webinar, to building a COVID-19 dedicated website or writing a Facebook post on breaking news involving their grantees.

Today, many of the projects and organisations OSF-SA supports focus on protecting the constitutional rights of marginalised groups, including refugees, sex workers, and LGBTQIA+ communities, cognisant of the challenging ripples of the COVID-19 pandemic. Crafting a powerful online presence for OSF-SA and their fundamental grant-making is something we’re particularly passionate about.

In 2019, OSF-SA awarded grants to


non-profits in South Africa in support of their work to promote an open society

  • In 2023, OSF-SA has merged with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and have sunset their OSF-SA websites and social media accounts. This website is no longer live. 

“In the course of my career, I’ve been involved in several website redesigns or new builds. Liz, Melissa and the rest of the Pomegranite team made the build of OSF-SA’s COVID-19 subdomain seamless and painless. We love the look of this subdomain so much, that we’ve decided to update our entire site!”

– Maxine Case, Head of Communications: Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA)