hsf briefs

By Ashleigh Fraser
Jun 03, 2013

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A Long Walk To Universal Franchise In South Africa

Recently, there has been a debate in the media about universal franchise. This brief outlines the history of the franchise in South Africa before Union (1910) until complete universal adult franchise in 1994.

By Kate Francis
May 23, 2013

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Hunting for Healthcare: In pursuit of the NHI White Paper

This Brief reports on a recent seminar hosted by the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme addressing the progress and challenges facing National Health Insurance. The Brief focuses on the NHI pilot districts, the concept of Universal Coverage, and raises questions about financing healthcare.

By Eythan Morris
May 23, 2013

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Business Licensing Bill pt. II

The proposed Business Licensing Bill, which has been lambasted by critics as draconian and impossible to implement, will be significantly redrafted to take account of public submissions, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies promised last week. This brief examines the new developments.

By Kameel Premhid
May 23, 2013

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Service Delivery: What does the Constitutional Court say?

This Brief examines the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court in Rademan v Moqhaka Municipality and Others delivered on 26 April 2013. This case dealt with the non-payment of rates on the grounds of lack of service delivery. The findings of the Court are important for future service delivery disputes of this kind.

By Wim Louw
May 23, 2013

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Accountability

This Brief looks at the concept of Accountability

By Eythan Morris
May 09, 2013

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Business Licensing Bill

This Brief summarises some of the aspects of the Business Licensing Bill and considers what it could mean for business. It showcases State and Private Sector views on the Bill and concludes with some comments from the HSF