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2018 OSISA Scholarships for African Women Media Leaders at Rhodes

21 November 2017

The PDMM is a one-year programme designed to provide people who work or aspire to work in the media industry with critical skills and knowledge to perform effectively and strategically in their organizations and to fast-track their careers to management.

Joseph Cihunda Hengelela parle à OSISA

11 September 2017 En marge du Sommet des peuples de la SADC, qui a eu lieu à Johannesburg en Août dernier, certains de nos partenaires de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) nous ont parlé du travail qu'ils accomplissent, du contexte dans lesquelles ils travaillent et de ce qui doit se passé. De leurs propre voix:

Angolan General Elections: Does the End of Jose Eduardo Dos Santos’ Reign Change Anything?

06 September 2017

On 23 August 2017, Angolans went to the polls for the fourth time in forty two years of independence and twenty five years of multiparty democracy. Provisional results have been announced by the National Electoral Commission of Angola (CNE).

DRC political problems

22 August 2017

At the just-ended 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit, the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was discussed. The Summit concluded: “On the DRC, the Summit noted that it might not be possible to hold elections in December 2017, due to a number of challenges currently receiving attention. Accordingly, Summit has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission of the DRC to publicise the revised electoral calendar. The Summit has also approved the appointment of a SADC Special Envoy to the DRC in the level of a Former Head of State.

In Malawi’s fight against corruption, building public trust in the Anti-Corruption Bureau seen as instrumental

27 July 2017
LILONGWE, MALAWI: In the aftermath of a scandal that revealed massive fraud, money laundering and corruption in Malawi’s public sector, the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has borne the burden of inspiring public confidence.

MEDIA RELEASE: Lack of compliance and strong, independent institutions hampering the fight against corruption in Zambia

21 July 2017

Titled ‘Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Southern Africa’, and launching in Lusaka, Zambia today, the report also covers Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. It emanates from a study that sought to investigate, in depth, the nature and character of anti-corruption agencies in southern Africa, as well as document their successes and failures.

Election Management Bodies in Southern Africa

20 April 2017

Over the past two decades, Southern African countries have entrenched the use of elections as the only means and medium for electing governments and representative institutions in governance. Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) are central to the delivery and quality of elections. These institutions are mandated to manage most or all aspects of the electoral process. Informed by diverse factors - the design, mandate, extent of powers and even the number of institutions responsible for electoral matters vary in each country.

Understanding the Complex Nature of Corruption in 21st Century

20 April 2017


The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) in partnership with the Africa Regional Office (AfRO) commissioned a study on anticorruption bodies (ACBs) with the aim to investigate in depth the reasons for the successes and failures of dedicated anti-corruption bodies in Southern Africa. This report was be launched at Garden Court OR Tambo International Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on 22 March 2017.

The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

23 February 2017 The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) is a leading Southern African disability-focused network engaged in coordination of activities of Disability Peoples Organisations (DPOs) in the Southern Africa region. The organisation was formed in 1986 by persons with disabilities. There regional offices are based in Botswana. SAFOD is one of the leading Southern African disability-focused network engaged in coordination of activities of organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Southern Africa region.

The Centre for Investigative Journalism-Malawi (CIJM)

23 February 2017 The Centre for Investigative Journalism-Malawi (CIJM) exists to foster greater transparency and accountability in Malawi by improving media standards and the quality of investigative journalism. CIJM is based in Mzuzu in the Northern Region of Malawi in Kentam Mall Building in the heart of Mzuzu City. CIJM is a National NGO established in 2012, legally registered with Malawi Government in 2014 under registration no. MBRS1006042.

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