Special Publications

Special and occasional HSF publications
Deeply cynical Bain’s damage control does little to fix the harm done in SA
Nicole Fritz
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Aug 16, 2022

On Friday, Stephen York, Bain & Company’s managing partner in South Africa, took out a page three, full-page advert in Business Day appealing for “constructive dialogue” with South Africans. It comes in response to the UK’s recent decision to ban Bain from receiving work from the UK’s Cabinet Office for a period of three years, a move triggered by disclosure of Bain’s involvement in state capture in South Africa and specifically the dismantlement of the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

South Africa’s foreign policy and the Constitution
Helen Suzman Foundation
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Mar 19, 2019

South Africa's behaviour in the foreign policy arena is alarmingly unpredictable and often in violation of its proclaimed foreign policy commitments. But there seems to be little awareness that in many of these cases, the Government is also in violation of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. As the first of its kind, this article demonstrates how South Africa's foreign policy must fit the Constitutional and legislative framework, and not the other way around.