Press Releases

Press Releases and Statements submitted by the Helen Suzman Foundation.

 

 

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Apr 24, 2012

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Helen Suzman Foundation to present in Parliament on the future of the Hawks

The Helen Suzman Foundation will address the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police tomorrow, Wednesday 25 April 2012, on the subject of the SAPS Amendment Bill.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Mar 27, 2012

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SAPS Amendment Bill Reorganising the Hawks

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has made its written submission to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for the Police on the South African Police Service (SAPS) Amendment Bill aimed at restructuring the Hawks. The HSF has been involved in this process since 2008 when we presented to Parliament opposing the dissolution of the Scorpions.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Feb 23, 2012

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Budget 2012/2013 - Comment

Minister Gordhan’s 2012 Budget is very much set against the backdrop of the struggling global economy. In his speech on Wednesday the Minister took the opportunity to remark that, despite recent developments, Greece’s problems (and, by implication, the problems of South Africa’s biggest trading partner, the European Union) are far from over.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Feb 08, 2012

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Response to COSATU’s Health Care expectations for the State of the Nation Address 2012

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) expresses its concern at the recently expressed expectations by COSATU made in anticipation of the State of the Nation Address on the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme. The HSF agrees with COSATU’s recognition of the poor quality of care in the public health system, but believes that it is premature to demand the implementation of the National Health Insurance scheme as it stands in the Green Paper released in August last year.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Nov 22, 2011

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Secrecy Bill and Tyranny

The Helen Suzman Foundation wishes to make public its outrage at the passing of the Protection of State Information Bill. This marks a low point in South Africa’s transition to democracy. It represents a significant step backwards in the long walk to freedom to which so many South Africans have devoted their lives.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Oct 27, 2011

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The Helen Suzman Foundation remembers Lawrence Schlemmer

It is with regret that the Helen Suzman Foundation informs you of the death of its former director, Lawrence Schlemmer.