OSF-SA provided extensive support to expand the Community Radio sector in South Africa, by supporting over 60 community radio stations between the period 1994 and 2003 to expand information access to millions of households across the country.

In 2001, OSF-SA was instrumental in setting up the Southern African Community Media Funders Forum with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), for greater donor collaboration to contribute to a more coherent, less competitive, community media training environment.