1. Latest Focus Issue

    Focus 73 - Social Inclusion
    The idea of ‘social inclusion’ is a relatively new one in the policy terrain. To some extent, it has supplanted earlier concepts of social cohesion and social capital. Current thinking around society has moved on considerably since Mrs. Thatcher’s notorious dismissal of ‘society’. In South Africa the term has gained currency because of concern about growing inequalities which, at times, seem to overwhelm any considerations of what it means to be a South African.
  2. Latest Roundtable Issue

    Equity and Redress
    On 6 February 2014, the Helen Suzman Foundation held a Roundtable discussion on Equity and Redress. The Roundtable featured Lindiwe Mazibuko, Songezo Zibi and Eusebius McKaiser. An edited transcript and photos from the event are now available for download.
  3. Upcoming Events

    Roundtable on Consultation and the Constitution
    The Helen Suzman Foundation invites you to a Roundtable discussion on Consultation and the Constitution; 26 August 2014, at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS); and our panellists are Prof. Mtende Mhango, Dr. Iraj Abedian, and Mr John Jeffery.
  4. Helen Suzman Memorial

    Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture
    Delivered by retired Constitutional Court Judge Zak Yacoob - The Constitution: A Liberal Democracy and Patriotic Criticism. Good evening everybody, thank you very much for those wonderful words of introduction. There are here some colleagues of mine, friends and other important people – many of whom I admire greatly. I’m sure that once I get to know everyone who is here, I would conclude that the majority of you would yourselves have made a phenomenal contribution to our society. I must particularly recognise two of my ex-colleagues from the Constitutional Court, Justice Cameron and Justice Moseneke.

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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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