HSF briefs

By Ryan Holtes
Aug 24, 2017

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POLITICAL PARTY FUNDING II -THE LEGAL BACKGROUND

This is the second brief of a six part series. The first part provides a background to the current debate on political party funding. This brief deals with the legal position, and the third suggests a framework within which law might develop. The fourth deals with international experience. The fifth will deal with submissions made to Parliament by political parties and the sixth with submissions made by civil society organisations.

By Rafael Friedman
Aug 24, 2017

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POLITICAL PARTY FUNDING I - HISTORY AND THE CURRENT POSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA

This is the first brief of a six part series. It provides a background to the current debate on political party funding. The second brief deals with the legal position, and the third suggests a framework within which law might develop. The fourth deals with international experience. The fifth will deal with submissions made to Parliament by political parties and the sixth with submissions made by civil society organisations.

By Anton van Dalsen
Aug 15, 2017

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Guarantee obligations for the debt of state-owned enterprises, combined with limited economic growth: what threat does this pose for Government finances?

This brief by Anton van Dalsen analyses the dangers which are inherent in lower government revenue (resulting from lower than expected economic growth), combined with a potential need for Government to bail out troubled state owned enterprises.

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.