HSF briefs

By Chelsea Ramsden
Jun 08, 2017

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By Chelsea Ramsden
Jun 08, 2017

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By Michelle Toxopeus
Jun 08, 2017

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By Charles Simkins
Jun 01, 2017

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ARE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES IN CHARGE OF SOUTH AFRICA?

In an increasingly fractious political environment, the ANC’s draft policy document on Peace and Stability includes bold claims about interference from foreign intelligence services in domestic South African politics. In addition, the document labels a wide range of groups as accomplices in this plot. This brief, by Charles Simkins, takes issue with this characterisation and looks at why these accusations are concerning for South Africa’s constitutional democracy.

By Anele Mtwesi
Jun 01, 2017

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UNDERSTANDING THE ANC'S POLICY FORMULATION PROCESS

This brief deals with the way in which ANC policy is developed. Further briefs will consider the substance of recently released draft policy documents for the June National Policy Conference.

By Rafael Friedman
Jun 01, 2017

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TREASON IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Over the past few years allegations of treason have become more regular in South Africa. While there has only been one major treason case in the 23 years since the end of Apartheid, there have recently been a number of accusations of treason levelled against a variety of individuals, ranging from student activists to senior politicians. These allegations can be seen in the context of the implementation of treason law in southern Africa, with a number of pending treason cases in other countries that have been seen as politically motivated.