HSF briefs

By Charles Collocott
Aug 03, 2017

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Addressing the Concerns of Government Employee Pension Fund Members and Pensioners

This brief by Charles Collocott looks at the possibility of changes to the mandate of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in light of such suggestions made by the current Minister of Finance.

By Michelle Toxopeüs
Aug 01, 2017

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Immunity of heads of states: The Al Bashir case

In both the South African Supreme Court of Appeal and the International Criminal Court, the Al Bashir case centred on immunity enjoyed by heads of state. Both courts concluded that President Omar Al Bashir did not enjoy immunity on his June 2015 trip to South Africa. This brief outlines the basis of each court judgment as it relates to immunity and concludes that its application is often open to interpretation.

By Charles Simkins
Jul 27, 2017

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THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND’S 2017 SOUTH AFRICA REPORT

This brief by Charles Simkins reviews the International Monetary Fund's views on the South African economy in its 2017 report.

By Anton van Dalsen and Charles Collocott
Jul 26, 2017

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Eskom’s financial problems - how is it going to dig itself out of the hole?

This brief by Anton van Dalsen and Charles Collocott looks at the magnitude of Eskom’s financial problems, against the background of its 2016/17 annual report which was released last week.

By Charles Simkins
Jul 10, 2017

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NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE FUNDING HOW MUCH DO WE KNOW? II - PROJECTIONS

This brief is the second of two. The first brief assesses the extent to which government thinking has progressed on the funding of the health system. This brief will consider the extent to which quantitative modelling can help us think about the system’s future.

By Charles Simkins
Jul 07, 2017

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THE ANC POLICY CONFERENCE AN ATTEMPT TO FIND THE WINNING FORMULA

In this brief Charles Simkins explores the 'assets' and 'liabilities' of the ANC policy conference.