Your donations help us make a difference

Your donations help us make a difference

Karel | Jun 03, 2020
The Helen Suzman Foundation aims to promote constitutional democracy, rule of law and human rights in South Africa.

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Become a Friend of the Helen Suzman Foundation

Why you should join us as a “Friend of the Foundation”

The Helen Suzman Foundation aims to promote constitutional democracy, rule of law and human rights in South Africa. In particular it seeks to undertake public interest litigation that safeguards the rights of vulnerable persons who are unable to utilise the ordinary political process in order to do so; to support public advocacy interventions and dialogue that promote public participation and deliberation and so result in informed, reasoned decision-making; and to end impunity for systematic criminal conduct destructive of a constitutional state — whether for state capture-related crimes or apartheid era atrocities.

Some of our recent work includes:  

  • Intervening in public interest litigation, including our challenge to the termination of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit; our opposing former President Zuma’s appeal of the High Court judgment that held his medical parole to be granted unlawfully, and our continued support of Forum de Monitoria Do Orcamento in their litigation efforts to extradite former Mozambique Finance Minister, Manuel Chang to the USA to face prosecution for corruption.
  • Public advocacy in the form of submissions to Parliament on matters related to strengthening key democratic institutions, electoral reform and defending the rights of vulnerable persons who are unable to utilise electoral processes to influence the will of Parliament.
  • Campaigning to hold Bain & Company accountable for their misconduct at SARS.
  • Monitoring of key events related to the Public Protector's Office, and the selection of judges by the Judicial Service Commission.
  • Convening fora for public discussion in the form of our Roundtable Series, most recently on the potential for fiscally sustainable basic income support in SouthAfrica, and hosting lectures; and,
  • Published research in the form of reports and “HSF Briefsand our in-house journal “Focus.”

The Foundation is not aligned to any political party

We work actively with a range of people and organisations to enhance the country’s emerging democracy.

How to become a friend of the Helen Suzman Foundation

Become a Friend of the Helen Suzman Foundation today by supporting us with a donation.

Your donation is tax deductible and you will be issued with a Donation receipt in terms of Section 18A of the Income tax Act of 1962.

The Foundation is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation- No. 036-281-NPO, and as a Public Benefit Organisation for Income tax exemption- PBO Ref No. 930020049

You can donate by way of direct deposit with our details below, or online.

Our banking details are:
The Helen Suzman Foundation Trust
Nedbank Limited
Branch: Rosebank (Code:198765)
Account number: 1958 496006
SWIFT code: NEDSZAJJ