1. Latest Focus Issue

    Focus 76 - The Idea of a University
    This edition of Focus explores the issues which currently confront Universities in South Africa. Our starting point is the great tract The Idea of a University by John Henry Newman. With his background at Oxford and, later, with his involvement in the establishment of the University of Ireland, he was keenly aware of issues of marginalisation and religious and ethnic differences. Issues which we also face in contemporary South Africa. Nor did questions of finance escape him.
  2. Latest Roundtable Issue

    Consultation and the Constitution
    On 26 August 2014, the Helen Suzman Foundation, in association with Prolog Consulting hosted a Roundtable discussion on Consultation and the Constitution. This Roundtable featured Prof Mtende Mhango, Dr Iraj Abedian, and the Honourable Deputy Minister John Jeffery.
  3. Upcoming Events

    Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture
    The Helen Suzman Foundation,in association with the Gordon Institute of Business Science,the Friedrich Naumann Foundation,the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at UCT and the Open Society Foundation invites Friends of the Foundation, Donors and Partners to attend the Annual Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture. Trevor Manuel, former Minister in the Presidency, will deliver this year's HSML.
  4. Helen Suzman Memorial

    Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture
    Delivered Former Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel - The Role of Civil Society in Sustaining our Constitutional Democracy.

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The HSF was founded in 1993 and has consistently promoted the liberal democratic values that informed Helen Suzman's work throughout her public life, and that she so clearly demonstrated in her devotion to public service.

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