Media Statements

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 25, 2012
Media Statements and Press Releases submitted by the Helen Suzman Foundation.

Media Statement: The HSF Marks National Women’s Day
Aug 08, 2022
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Sixty six years ago today, more than 20 000 women marched on the Union Buildings against Apartheid pass laws. Women’s Day on 9 August honours their contribution, and that of so many other women, in building an equal and democratic South Africa. It recognises the resilience and power of South African women and our unique place in realising the promise of a free South Africa.

Media Statement: The HSF Welcomes The UK Government’s Bain Ban
Aug 04, 2022
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The United Kingdom government can only be applauded for its momentous decision to impose a three-year ban on Bain & Company from receiving work from the UK’s Cabinet Office. Bain earns this sanction for its role in the fraudulent restructuring and dismantling of the South African Revenue Services (SARS), one of the most notorious episodes in the “State Capture” period.

Tribute: The Hsf Remembers John Kane-Berman
Aug 04, 2022
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Helen Suzman Foundation

It is with great sadness that the Helen Suzman Foundation records the passing of John Kane-Berman. Francis Antonie, HSF's former director, writes the tribute below.

The Helen Suzman Foundation Makes Submissions On The amendments To The Regulations Relating To The Covid-19 Social Relief Of Distress Grant
Aug 01, 2022
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The Helen Suzman Foundation (“HSF”) welcomes the amendments which make the Social Relief of Distress Grant (“SRDG”) more widely available to those in desperate need. Nevertheless, the HSF has submitted that the amendments be treated only as a step toward progressively realising permanent basic income support, on a fiscally sustainable basis, for South Africans who find themselves trapped outside of the labour market without an income of their own.