Karel | Oct 12, 2017
Removal of Adv Nxasana as Head of NPA

In 2017, the HSF acted as amicus curiae in the application to the High Court which requested the agreement between the President and Adv Nxasana for the latter’s removal from his post for a consideration of R17 million, to be declared unlawful and invalid.


On 1 July 2016, the Helen Suzman Foundation ("HSF") launched an urgent application against the SABC, its Board of Directors, the Minister of Communications and Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

SAPS Amendment Act

In the landmark decision in Glenister v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others 2011 (3) SA 347 (CC), the HSF intervened as a friend of the court in challenging the constitutionality of various sections of the SAPS Act 68 of 1995 ("the SAPS Act") for its failure to secure the independence of the unit charged with investigating and combating corruption and organised crime.