In 2014, OSF-SA provided funding for two experimental free Wi-Fi zones in Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks through Project Isizwe, as a pilot campaign for the state to rollout free and universal broadband internet services, across the country, particularly in poor and neglected communities.
In the early 2000s, OSF-SA allocated funds for specialised non-partisan based general voter education programmes including support for coalitions of NGOs, community radio coverage of elections, and producing voter education guides and handbooks.
Since 2015 OSF-SA has supported work around extractive transparency and accountability through high agency work and provided support for community led organisations in mine affected communities, working to uphold their land and environmental rights, including for advocacy campaigns on the ‘right to say no’ to mining in their communities.
In 2013, through OSF-SA support, social audits commenced in earnest in South Africa - adapting methodologies developed by organisations and governments in places such as India, Kenya and the Philippines. After nearly two years, the first South African Social Auditing Network (SAN) was formed in 2015.