3. In the 1980s, Herb and Joy Kaiser founded Medical Education for South African Blacks (MESAB).

The Kaisers recognised the need to support the development of cadre of black medical professionals to serve the majority of people who were denied access to quality health care because of their race. Dr Nthato Mothlana, a prominent South African physician, assisted in taking the initiative forward.

3. In the 1980s, Herb and Joy Kaiser founded Medical Education for South African Blacks (MESAB).2018-11-20T10:12:10+02:00

2. Between 1983 and 1993, George Soros supported the Black Sash Trust.

Funds were issued through the Human Rights Watch (HRW) Fund for Free Expression headed at the time by Aryeh Neier (now Emeritus President of OSF) which supported work that challenged the oppressive apartheid era pass laws that precluded black people from entering areas classified as ‘white only’, in South Africa.

2. Between 1983 and 1993, George Soros supported the Black Sash Trust.2018-11-20T10:10:05+02:00

1. George Soros’ first philanthropic endeavour took place in South Africa.

From 1979 through the early 1980s, George provided financial support to approximately 80 black students to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT) through the Karl Popper Bursaries / Open Society Fund, with the support of the then Vice Chancellor, Dr Stuart Saunders.

1. George Soros’ first philanthropic endeavour took place in South Africa.2018-11-20T15:50:40+02:00
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