hsf briefs

By Charles Simkins
Apr 20, 2017

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Youth Migration

This is a brief specifically focusing on the movement of youth and it uses the same methods as two published briefs on migration among the population as a whole.

By Anton van Dalsen
Apr 12, 2017

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Land Reform - Presidential policy statements on expropriation without compensation

Much has been made about recent comments by the President on land reform, especially on the question of expropriation without compensation. We look at what this means in practice, within the context of land reform in general.

By Charles Simkins
Apr 12, 2017

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What Does The 2016 Community Survey Tell Us About Internal Migration?

This is the second of two briefs considering contemporary evidence on movement of the population between mid-2011 and mid-2016. The first brief dealt with immigration and emigration of the foreign born. This brief considers movement between municipalities within South Africa, preceded by a summary of the findings of the two briefs together.

By Charles Simkins
Apr 12, 2017

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What Does The 2016 Community Survey Tell Us About Immigration And Emigration Of The Foreign Born?

This is the first brief of two analysing migration between 2011 and 2016. This brief considers the movement of the foreign born across the country’s borders. The second brief will consider the movement of people between different parts of the country. An executive summary of the findings of both briefs is presented at the beginning of the second brief.

By Charles Simkins
Apr 04, 2017

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How fast is the South African population growing?

This brief considers the differing population growth estimates from international and domestic sources for the periods between 1990 and 2015 and makes observations about the changes in the age distribution of the population.

By Charles Collocott
Apr 04, 2017

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Radical Socio-Economic Transformation, State Procurement and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

This brief by Charles Collocott deals with 3 inter-related topics and highlights the fact that the field is difficult to navigate because of a complicated set of rules which apply to black economic empowerment. It also points out that some of these rules often do not advance the interests of black participants and that an already complicated situation is further muddled by troublesome issues such as incompetence and corruption in the state’s procurement process.