In the early 1990s, George Soros provided financial support for the training of young black journalists at the then Weekly Mail Newspaper.

An independent newspaper committed to covering the reality of the apartheid regime, the Weekly Mail received an initial $50 000 donation from George Soros. Today, the Weekly Mail is known as the Mail & Guardian Newspaper which has received support from OSF over several years, including founding grant support for the establishment of amaBhungane, an investigative journalism unit, in 2010.