HSF Articles

Articles written by Helen Suzman Foundation staff members
By Kate Francis
Apr 12, 2013

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Council for Medical Schemes News: What is troubling South Africa's health system?

The Council for Medical Schemes approached a wide range of stakeholders to write articles on different aspects of the National Health Insurance. The HSF's Kate Francis wrote an article on the NHI Green Paper which is featured on page 24 and 25.

By Sara Gon
Jun 25, 2012

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Middle classes can aid civil society

Mzukisi Qobo’s piece on the political passivity of the middle classes is one of the most important opinions expressed in a very long time (Why are the middle classes so politically passive? June 15 ). Mr Qobo’s thesis is that the middle class is one of the most passive groups in society and yet there is so much to be done. As a result of this passivity, Mr Qobo says, we are losing the capacity for political awareness as rooted in active civic participation. In essence, Mr Qobo says that the black middle class feels it doesn’t need to be active and that the white middle class feels it has no right to be active.

By Michael Edmeston
Jun 05, 2012

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No such thing as NHI

This letter was published in the Business Day, 5 June 2012

By Michael Edmeston
Mar 27, 2012

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The NHI is an opiate not a cure

Michael Edmeston says we should be thinking critically about how to fix public healthcare

By Kate Francis
Feb 07, 2012

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Desperately seeking health reform - Is 'NHI' the answer?

Kate Francis, a Researcher at the Helen Suzman Foundation wrote a piece for Polity.org.za on the National Health Insurance Green Paper. You can read the article here and watch the corresponding interview.

By Tim Kenny
Dec 16, 2010

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The non-developmental state

Tim Kenny questions whether the capacity exists to meet the ANC's grander ambitions