25 Years in South Africa2018-11-30T21:21:28+00:00

TIMELINE

OSF-SA celebrates 25 years of grant making in South Africa, join us as we reflect on OSF-SA’s contribution to the strengthening of South Africa’s democracy over the past 25 years.

SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP AWARDS


In 1979 George Soros, Chairperson and founder of the Open Society Foundations, provided scholarships to black South African students to study at the University of Cape Town during apartheid. Today, the Open Society Foundations have awarded Scholarships to more than 15 000 Scholars around the world. To commemorate 25 years of grant making and our work in South Africa, OSF-SA will be awarding 25 Commemorative Open Society Scholarship and Fellowship Awards and will launch a three year Open Society Investigative Journalism Fellowship Programme.

The Scholarship and Fellowship Award winners will be announced on 30 November 2018 at the Commemorative Public Lecture. You will be able to open this page after the announcement.

FACT SHEETS

Celebrating 25 Years - Our Story in 25 Facts OSF-SA

Learn more about the Open Society Foundations and The Open Society Foundation for South Africa.

TRIBUTE TO GEORGE SOROS

A tribute to George Soros 25 Years in South Africa OSF-SA

In 2018 we honour George Soros and his remarkable contributions to South Africa and to building open societies around the world. The Tribute will be given on 29 November 2018 by Mary-Jane Morifi, Deputy Chairperson of the Board of OSF-SA and the first recipient of a Karl Popper Bursary, issued by George Soros in the late 1970s. Image by Francis Apesteguy

EVENTS

Photography, film and a public lecture! Learn more about the exciting commemorative events that we have planned.

OSF-SA 25 Years

*UNITY* by Nardstar*

BIRTHDAY WISHES FROM THE OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS NETWORK

OSF-SA works extensively with and benefits from the expertise of geographic and thematic partners from across the Open Society Foundations network, who are in South Africa celebrating with us. Read more about their work and reflections on the work of the Open Society Foundation in South Africa.

OPEN SOCIETY COMMEMORATIVE PUBLIC LECTURE

Samia Nkrumah Open Society Lecture 2018 25 Years in South Africa OSF-SA

OSF-SA will be hosting its Turning 25 Commemorative Open Society Lecture on 30 November 2018 at 19h00. The Lecture will be held at the Cape Town City Hall. The first Open Society Lecture for South Africa was delivered in Johannesburg by George Soros in 1994. In 2018, the Lecture will feature Samia Nkrumah in conversation with OSF President, Patrick Gaspard and moderated by OSF-SA Board Member, Mandla Langa. We will also be announcing the Scholarship and Fellowship Award winners.

TRIBUTE TO GRANTEES

Since 1993 OSF-SA has provided funding support in the amount of R1 billion to over 700 civil society organisations and other partners. As we celebrate 25 years of grant making, we pay tribute to the organisations that we have supported during the past 25 years in South Africa. Your work remains the reason for our continued investment in South Africa. You continue to inspire us in our work by the passion and commitment that you show in making our country work better for those most in need.

MOVING WALLS

We are hosting two visual exhibitions in different areas of Cape Town as well as sharing digital versions of the exhibitions here.

TIMELINE

OSF-SA celebrates 25 years of grant making in South Africa, join us as we reflect on OSF-SA’s contribution to the strengthening of South Africa’s democracy over the past 25 years.

TRIBUTE TO GEORGE SOROS

A tribute to George Soros 25 Years in South Africa OSF-SA

In 2018 we honour George Soros and his remarkable contributions to South Africa and to building open societies around the world. The Tribute will given on 29 November 2018 by Mary-Jane Morifi, Deputy Chairperson of the Board of OSF-SA and the first recipient of a Karl Popper Bursary, issued by George Soros in the late 1970s. Image by Francis Apesteguy

OPEN SOCIETY COMMEMORATIVE PUBLIC LECTURE

Samia Nkrumah Open Society Lecture 2018 25 Years in South Africa OSF-SA

OSF-SA will be hosting its Turning 25 Commemorative Open Society Lecture on 30 November 2018 at 19h00. The lecture will be held at the Cape Town City Hall. The first Open Society Lecture for South Africa was delivered in Johannesburg by George Soros in 1994. In 2018, the Lecture will feature Samia Nkrumah in conversation with OSF President, Patrick Gaspard and moderated by OSF-SA Board Member, Mandla Langa. We will also be announcing the Scholarship and Fellowship Award winners.

EVENTS

Photography, film and a public lecture! Learn more about the exciting commemorative events that we have planned.

SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP AWARDS


In 1979 George Soros, Chairperson and founder of the Open Society Foundations, provided scholarships to black South African students to study at the University of Cape Town during apartheid. Today, the Open Society Foundations have awarded Scholarships to more than 15 000 Scholars around the world. To commemorate 25 years of grant making and our work in South Africa, OSF-SA will be awarding 25 Commemorative Open Society Scholarship and Fellowship Awards and will launch a three year Open Society Investigative Journalism Fellowship Programme.

The Scholarship and Fellowship Award winners will be announced on 30 November 2018 at the Commemorative Public Lecture.

OSF-SA 25 Years

*UNITY* by Nardstar*

TRIBUTE TO GRANTEES

Since 1993 OSF-SA has provided funding support in the amount of R1 billion to over 700 civil society organisations and other partners. As we celebrate 25 years of grant making, we pay tribute to the organisations that we have supported during the past 25 years in South Africa. Your work remains the reason for our continued investment in South Africa. You continue to inspire us in our work by the passion and commitment that you show in making our country work better for those most in need.

FACT SHEETS

Celebrating 25 Years - Our Story in 25 Facts OSF-SA

Learn about The Open Society Foundation and The Open Society Foundation for South Africa.

MOVING WALLS

We are hosting two visual exhibitions in different areas of Cape Town as well as sharing digital versions of the exhibitions here.

REFLECTIONS FROM THE OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS NETWORK

OSF-SA works extensively with and benefits from the expertise of geographic and thematic partners from across the Open Society Foundations network, who are in South Africa celebrating with us. Read more about their work and reflections on the work of the Open Society Foundation in South Africa.