hsf briefs

By Charles Simkins
Feb 02, 2017

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THE HAZARDOUS TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT I – THE ROAD PICTURE

This brief is the first of a pair considering the transition from education to work among young people. It delineates the main features of the transition. The second brief will consider evidence on the stability of employment.

By Charles Simkins
Feb 02, 2017

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THE HAZARDOUS TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT II - THE STABILITY AND QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT

Youth Brief 5 delineated the main features of the transition from education to work in contemporary South Africa. This brief considers evidence on the stability and quality of employment.

By Richard Griffin
Feb 01, 2017

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Why the Hate Speech Bill should be withdrawn

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) recommends that the Hate Speech Bill should be withdrawn in its entirety. In this brief, Richard Griffin, summarises the HSF’s submission to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development regarding the Bill.

By Richard Griffin
Jan 24, 2017

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Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s first 100 Days as the Public Protector How vigorously is she protecting the public against abuse of state power?

This Brief looks at the current Public Protector and some of the questions that have arisen in her first 100 days in office.

By Anton van Dalsen
Jan 24, 2017

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Mozambique’s severe financial and economic problems

This brief provides some background regarding a huge increase in Mozambique’s foreign debt and the serious impact on the country’s financial and general economic situation. It highlights the dangers of ill-considered and opaque government action and draws attention to the potential impact on South Africa of a grave deterioration in the economic situation of a neighbouring country.

By Charles Simkins
Jan 17, 2017

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IS THE PROPORTION OF MATRICULANTS WITH POST-MATRIC QUALIFICATIONS DECLINING?

He [the Statistical General] said parents were better skilled compared with their children, arguably owing to changes in the education system after 1994. “What we know is that the nursing schools, the teacher training schools and where people used to do trades, [those] schools were closed and they were converted into part of the university system. The net result has been they, those who are 15 to 34, do not have the skills of their parents, so hence the skills crisis, in part, in the country.” – Mail and Guardian, 18 June 2014