The mission of the Helen Suzman Foundation is to defend the values that underpin our liberal constitutional democracy and to promote respect for human rights. The Foundation works from the premise that health provision represents one of South Africa’s key human rights issues.
The Helen Suzman Foundation's Project Constitution, in partnership with HSBC and Constitution Hill, is an outreach initiative - with a research component. The programme runs a series of workshops, host conversations and other activities for learners from selected government and independent schools around the Johannesburg metropolitan area.
The Helen Suzman Foundation promotes liberal constitutional democracy and upholds the principles of the South African Constitution. The HSF is committed to reasoned discourse, fairness and equity, the protection of human rights, and the promotion of the rule of law.
Central to developing the Helen Suzman Foundation's (HSF) research profile is its Internship Programme. The objectives of the Helen Suzman Foundation’s Internship Programme are three fold, namely, to assist promising entry-level researchers (graduates and postgraduates) in developing their skills – both analytical and conceptual; to provide them with a valuable opportunity to gain experience in areas of policy formulation, research and project management; and, lastly, to be part of the Foundation’s ‘Project Constitution’ initiative
The Helen Suzman Foundation piloted a youth leadership and mentoring programme. The programme targeted talented young people with proven leadership potential. The aim of the programme was to assist these young people in converting their potential into actual success, by developing and bolstering confidence through a mentorship programme.