HSF briefs

By Eythan Morris
May 09, 2013

Read More…

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

By Kameel Premhid
May 09, 2013

Read More…

HSF back in Court over Hawks Amendments

This Brief outlines the HSF’s impending court challenge over the South African Police Service Amendment Act.

By Kameel Premhid
May 09, 2013

Read More…

POSIB: President urged to act

This Brief looks at the passage of POSIB and argues that the President should not sign the Bill.

By Wim Louw
Apr 25, 2013

Read More…

Sexual offences in South Africa

This article presents some information on the problem of sexual offences, particularly against women, in South Africa. It also outlines government’s response to this problem. This brief represents preliminary research in the HSF’s broader project: Women in Society.

By Anele Mtwesi
Apr 25, 2013

Read More…

The Right to Basic Education

It is widely accepted that education plays a vital role in lifting people out of poverty, empowering women and children, and promoting human rights and democracy. This brief aims to define the right to basic education in South Africa

By Andre Dumon
Apr 25, 2013

Read More…

Social Security and Opportunity: Growing the Economic Cake

In this brief the concept of increasing social security is looked at as being complimentary rather than opposed to economic growth. The author argues that in order for social security to become more comprehensive in South Africa, it needs to be made more sustainable through increasing economic opportunity so that people may become less dependent on the State for their micro-economic security.