HSF briefs

By Anton van Dalsen
Oct 13, 2017

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Comments on Eskom’s 2018/19 Revenue Application

Eskom has submitted its application to the National Energy Regulator for an increase in the standard electricity tariff of 19.9% (and for municipalities, 27.5%). The HSF has provided its comments to the Regulator and this brief is a summary of those comments.

By Anton van Dalsen
Oct 12, 2017

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Political party funding IX – Legal Issues

This brief analyses a number of outstanding legal issues surrounding political party funding. Including; the recently published draft legislation, the Western Cape High Court’s landmark ruling in a case brought by My Vote Counts, and the challenges that exist at provincial and municipal level.

By Rafael Friedman
Oct 12, 2017

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Political Party Funding VIII - National and Provincial Spending

As Parliament's Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties continues its work, it is crucial to scrutinise all forms of public funding. This brief looks at the allocation of funds by provincial legislatures and the problems that it currently poses.

By Michelle Toxopeus
Sep 12, 2017

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Mining Charter Third Version: What are the legal issues?

Following the publication of the third version of the Mining Charter, the Chamber of Mines filed an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court to interdict the application of the Charter pending its review by a court. The application will be heard on 14 and 15 September 2017. This brief provides an overview of some of the main legal issues in arguments made by the Chamber and the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane.

By Charles Simkins
Sep 12, 2017

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Political Party Funding VII - The Treasury Bombshell

This brief outlines the presentation by the National Treasury on 1 September 2017 to the Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties and considers its implications.

By Rafael Friedman
Sep 07, 2017

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Political Party Funding VI - Civil Society Submissions

This is the final brief of a six part series. The first provided a background to the current debate on political party funding. The second brief dealt with the legal position, and the third suggested a framework within which law might develop. The fourth dealt with international experience. This brief deals with submissions made to Parliament by civil society organisations, following on from the fifth brief which looked at political parties’ submissions.