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Open Society Foundation for South Africa

Pinelands, South Africa
Joined December 2015
Presence in: South Africa
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) is committed to promoting the values, institutions and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society.

OSF-SA supports a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected. OSF-SA is a South African grant-making organisation and is a part of the Open Society Foundations.

People Associated With This Organization

Khanyisile Ntsenge

South Africa  
Open Society Foundation for South Africa
Joined July 2015
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Family, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
I work as Open Society Foundation for South Africa's Legal Empowerment Shared Framework Coordinator. I hold an honours degree in Demography and Population Studies and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Anthropology.

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Mkhululi Mazula

South Africa  
Open Society Foundation for South Africa
Joined November 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Generalist Legal Services
I have been in the development sector for the past 19 years and my key focus has been contributing in communities discourse in addressing socio-economic challenges. By joining the network I am aiming at learning from colleagues and ordinary citizens from different countries strategies in advancing the struggles of the poor and vulnerable for a better world. I have come to realize as a development practitioner that in unity we have power that transcends boundaries and as individuals, we are territorial and naïve. The latter has destroyed a just and equal world that we all aspire. Justice, equality and the realisation of rights can never be achieved if we continue to be comfortable in our racial, religious and gender divides. In my language there is a saying that says " umntu ngumntu ngabantu" which simply means we are connected as human beings. This connection is that which goes beyond these divides but recognizes the power and values of each and everyone of us regardless of our status

Richard Chemaly

South Africa  
Open Society Foundation for South Africa (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Labor & Employment, Peace-building
Reducing my unique skill sets to writing is challenging when these skill sets are unconventional and require personal interaction to be fully appreciated. Be that as it may, I'm an attorney and strategist who enjoys writing immeasurably.
I joined the ranks of DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a candidate attorney, where I grew professionally and despite being offered retention, I turned it down to pursue a tremendous opportunity at ProBono.Org as their head of strategy. It was there that I learned I needed an opportunity to reflect on the direction in which I wish to take my career. As a result, I resigned, jumped on a train and began travelling around South Africa.

I have learned that I would like to re-enter the legal arena in the fields of media, entertainment and corporate dispute resolution. My experience in those fields is vast and I believe I can assist in growth through my methods of learning while I teach and challenging myself to increase expectations and then meet them.

Zohra Dawood

South Africa  
Open Society Foundation for South Africa
Joined February 2012
is the network champion (main point of contact) for Open Society Foundation for South Africa.

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