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Open Society Voices

Q&A: Defending the Right to Protest in South Africa

December 6, 2018

Despite its place in the country’s constitution, the right to peacefully protest in South Africa is often abridged. Here’s what the civil society group Right2Protest is doing to end this injustice and protect this key right.

Lessons from 25 Years of Open Society in South Africa—and Dreams for the Next 25 Years

November 29, 2018 Alexander Soros

For more than a quarter of a century, the Open Society Foundations have been dedicated to South Africa, proudly supporting its nascent democracy and civil society movements.

For Diplomacy That Looks Like the United States, Civil Society Must Lead by Example

September 28, 2018 Alex Johnson, Stefanie Brown James

To improve its foreign policy and national security decision-making, the United States needs a State Department and a national security workforce that reflects the diversity of its citizens.