HSF Articles

Helen Suzman Foundation | Jun 20, 2013
Articles written by Helen Suzman Foundation staff members

Middle classes can aid civil society
Jun 25, 2012
Sara Gon

Mzukisi Qobo’s piece on the political passivity of the middle classes is one of the most important opinions expressed in a very long time (Why are the middle classes so politically passive? June 15 ). Mr Qobo’s thesis is that the middle class is one of the most passive groups in society and yet there is so much to be done. As a result of this passivity, Mr Qobo says, we are losing the capacity for political awareness as rooted in active civic participation. In essence, Mr Qobo says that the black middle class feels it doesn’t need to be active and that the white middle class feels it has no right to be active.

No such thing as NHI
Jun 05, 2012
Michael Edmeston

This letter was published in the Business Day, 5 June 2012

Desperately seeking health reform - Is 'NHI' the answer?
Feb 07, 2012
Kate Francis

Kate Francis, a Researcher at the Helen Suzman Foundation wrote a piece for Polity.org.za on the National Health Insurance Green Paper. You can read the article here and watch the corresponding interview.