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      16,658  Grants awarded for  $6,720,431,731
      GranteeProjectDateAmountLocation Program
      Rhodes UniversityCory Library Digitization Project10/03/13$85,000Grahamstown, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the Western CapeAesthetics and Politics10/03/13$600,000Bellville, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Rhodes UniversityWriters-in-Residence Program09/10/15$127,000Grahamstown, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the Western CapeKinetic Objects & Puppetry Arts Lab/Chair in Aesthetic Theory & Material Practice09/15/16$1,143,000Bellville, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of PretoriaUnderstanding Inequalities09/15/16$965,000Pretoria, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandResearch Bridges [Rogers]12/10/09$296,000Johannesburg, South AfricaPast Programs
      University of the WitwatersrandAfrican Center for Migration and Society12/04/14$229,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Rhodes UniversityHigher Education Transformation12/10/15$397,000Grahamstown, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Rhodes UniversityPublishing and Research of the South: Positioning Africa (PROSPA)12/08/16$520,700Grahamstown, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandLibrary Digitization08/21/97$20,000Johannesburg, South AfricaOther
      Institute for Democracy in South AfricaTruth and Reconciliation Commission10/06/00$30,000Pretoria, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      South African National ParksEcosystems Research - Biggs12/15/00$200,000Pretoria, South AfricaPast Programs
      University of the WitwatersrandFaculty/Institutional Development - II09/28/90$750,000Johannesburg, South AfricaOther
      University of the Western CapeFaculty/Institutional Development - II09/28/90$500,000Bellville, South AfricaOther
      University of NatalHeritage Information Network 12/17/01$190,000Durban, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandNew Vice-Chancellor Support12/17/01$150,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      South African National Biodiversity InstituteAfrican Plants Initiative12/15/03$350,000Pretoria, South AfricaPast Programs
      South African National Biodiversity InstituteAfrican Plants Initiative12/17/04$490,000Pretoria, South AfricaPast Programs
      Rhodes UniversityAfrican Plants Initiative12/17/04$103,000Grahamstown, South AfricaPast Programs
      Ifa Lethu FoundationArt Repatriation11/13/06$16,000Pretoria, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      South African National Biodiversity InstituteAfrican Plants Initiative12/15/06$70,000Pretoria, South AfricaPast Programs
      University of Fort HareLibrary Collections in the Social Sciences and Humanities12/11/07$100,000Alice, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandInternational Human Rights Exchange09/21/09$50,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Stellenbosch UniversityPostgraduate Program03/19/10$800,000Matieland, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandSenior Research Scholars Program03/10/11$700,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects