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The first grants from Oxfam to South Africa came in 1956. These were to support anti-poverty projects run by the churches for children in townships affected by cutbacks imposed under the Bantu Education Act. Over the years, this support has varied from supporting poverty relief initiatives in rural ... read moreSouth Africa, taking a stand against corporations who propped up and benefited from the racist Apartheid regime, advancing a structural understanding of South Africa’s "political poverty”, to supporting the liberation movements in Southern Africa and globally. In the post-Apartheid era, Oxfam has worked with partners across the country, contributing to deepening transformation towards the just South Africa envisaged by the country’s Constitution.
Oxfam South Africa’s vision is self-organised people actively creating a just, democratic and sustainable world where power and resources are shared, everyone lives in dignity, and poverty and inequality are no more.
Oxfam South Africa contributes to lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty. We mobilise the power of people to claim their rights and participate fully in shaping decisions, policies and processes that affect their lives and hold power to account, challenging systems which perpetuate poverty and inequality.
Our core values and beliefs
We see poverty and its causes as structural. We understand our role as contributing to fundamental change and the search for lasting, systemic solutions to poverty, rather than dispensing charity.
We seek to embed a power analysis, including gendered power, in all our work, strategies and partnerships.
We are committed to high-impact, low cost and integrated/holistic approaches to achieving change.
We respect the agency, dignity and autonomy of people and communities with whom we work.
We are committed to innovative, deep, mutually accountable and lasting partnerships for change.
We actively promote tolerance of diversity and oppose all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation and other forms of marginalisation.
We stand for non-racialism, and oppose all variants of racism