HSF Briefs

Independent Candidates Capable of Bringing Changes
Author: Helen Suzman Foundation
Published: 02 May 2024
The May 29th general elections not only present a change in our electoral democracy but many new options for voters as well.
Briefs Promoting Constitutional Democracy HSF Briefs HSF Articles
Manifestos, funding sources should guide your vote
Author: Helen Suzman Foundation
Published: 26 Mar 2024
“Who can I vote for because it seems as if all political parties are the same.”  This statement has dominated election discourse in the past and will likely feature again leading up to the May 29th elections.
Promoting Constitutional Democracy HSF Briefs Briefs
Perspectives and Facts on AGOA
Author: Azwimpheleli Langalanga
Published: 01 Nov 2023
As part of its new “South Africa in the World” project, HSF releases this brief explanatory note on the AGOA Summit happening from tomorrow until 4 November 2023. It is written by HSF’s foreign policy fellow, Azwimpheleli Langalanga.
AGOA USA South Africa Trade Briefs
Homeless people out in the cold in Gauteng
Author: Ezekiel Kekana
Published: 15 Aug 2023
The 10th of July 2023 was marked with joy and jubilation by many residents in Gauteng as the province experienced snow for the first time since 2012. For the homeless in Gauteng, it was an entirely different prospect altogether.
Briefs Protecting Human Rights Social Justice Transformation Social Justice Transformation
Picking up the pieces: President Ramaphosa's response to state capture
Author: Jos Venter
Published: 15 Nov 2022
On 22 October 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa released the government’s response to the findings and recommendations of the Zondo Commission. The response puts forward various actions that will be taken to implement the recommendations aimed at the executive and the presidency. This brief highlights some of the crucial elements in the President’s response that have the potential to breathe life into the Zondo Commission’s findings and recommendations.
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The Public Protector, The Committee And The Courts – What To Do With The Judicial Findings?
Author: Jos Venter
Published: 29 Jul 2022
This brief explores the constitutional role of the Section 194 Committee tasked with establishing whether Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane has committed misconduct or is incompetent to hold office. It argues that in the course of carrying out its work, the Committee has no power to second guess judicial findings.
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The Big Questions About South African Income Inequality
Author: Helen Suzman Foundation
Published: 09 Jun 2022
This brief contains highlights from a discussion with HSF research fellow, Prof. Alex van den Heever regarding the implementation of basic income support in South Africa.
Economy Briefs