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

    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 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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