Press Releases

Press Releases and Statements submitted by the Helen Suzman Foundation.

 

 

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Feb 27, 2011

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The Helen Suzman Foundation sends its condolences to Vernie Petersen's Family

It is with great regret that we have heard of the death of Vernie Petersen, Director General of the Department of Sport and Recreation.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Feb 13, 2011

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Statement on Pravin Gordhan's 2011 National Budget Speech

Minister Gordhan’s second Budget confirms his status as a pragmatic realist. The Budget contains no major shocks, but there are some surprises. It is a prudent budget insofar as there is full recognition that the effects of the Great Recession are still with us. There is also a recognition that the global economy is changing and that South Africa needs to align its national interests to these changes.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Aug 01, 2010

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Foundation to assist Constitutional Court as amicus curiae.

On 17 April 2009, Mr Hugh Glenister launched proceedings out of the Western Cape High Court, challenging the constitutionality of the 2008 Amendment Acts – which disbanded the Directorate of Special Operations, the “Scorpions” - on the grounds that the Amendment Acts breached a number of constitutional obligations. That application was dismissed. Mr Glenister subsequently appealed to the Constitutional Court.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Jul 30, 2010

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Statement on Protection of Information Bill and Media Appeals Tribunal

The Helen Suzman Foundation notes with concern the introduction of the Protection of Information Bill. While we concede that every state needs to maintain its national security, the Bill’s understanding of the “national interest” is so broadly defined as to raise questions about the intention of the Bill.