Focus

Karel | Jun 20, 2013
Focus is the journal of the HSF. It is used as a forum for public debate and adds new, fresh voices to the policy dialogue. Focus consists of articles and book reviews by academics, public intellectuals, researchers, and policy experts. Focus is published in digital form and is made available for free here on the HSF website.
Focus 22 - Second Quarter 2001
Apr 30, 2001
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Support Zanu-PF or else: Mercedes Sayagues, one of two foreign journalists deported from Zimbabwe, describes the brutal methods the government uses. Zimbabwe's crazy economy: Six different exchange rates, rocketing bread prices and a stock market boom are all features of economic life in Zimbabwe.

Focus 21 - First Quarter 2001
Jan 30, 2001
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Helen Suzman Foundation

South Africa's support for Mugabe: Thabo Mbeki has propped up Zimbabwe's dictator at great cost to the region and his own reputation, says R.W. Johnson. Blocked by tactics of terror: How should a democratic party respond to a government that uses any illegality to block the opposition?

Focus 20 - 4th Quarter 2000
Nov 28, 2000
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Helen Suzman Foundation

A campus farce: The University of the North: a campus farce, now in its fifth hilarious year. South Africa's reality gap: A serious reality gap seems to exist between the government and many of the problems it has to face.

Focus 19 - 3rd Quarter 2000
Aug 22, 2000
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The strange unpopularity of affirmative action: RW Johnson analyses the latest survey data on employment equity. Mission impossible: South Africa has misdiagnosed the reason for Zimbabwe's plight and its rescue is bound to fail, says Iden Wetherell.

Focus 18 - 2nd Quarter 2000
May 15, 2000
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Party rivals fight for their lives: Zanu-PF is riven with dissent and blames the outside world for its troubles. Andrew Meldrum and RW Johnson report. Interview: Dr William Malegapuru Makgoba: The President of the Medical Research Council talks to Simon Dagut.

Focus 17 - 1st Quarter 2000
Feb 12, 2000
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Goodbye, Mugabe: The victory for the No vote in Zimbabwe's constitutional referendum has stunned the ruling party and thrown it into chaos. Black economic empowerment: Black business won't prosper in the modern economy until it can draw on a wide pool of well-trained skilled professionals.

Focus 16 - 4th Quarter 1999
Nov 29, 1999
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Can the ANC win the Western Cape? The ANC is desperate to take over the province from what it dubs the “racist” coalition, but will it succeed? How to use that huge majority: Many voters would like to see all parties and races participate in government and welcome the success of the opposition.

Focus 15 - 3rd Quarter 1999
Aug 19, 1999
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Reject the "Zimbabwe option": Government attacks on the Democratic Party have become intemperate and aggressive. Deadly force: Safety and security minister Steve Tshwete promises a merciless approach to criminals, but how far should the police be allowed to go in the war on crime?

Focus 14 - 2nd Quarter 1999
May 14, 1999
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Helen Suzman Foundation

We cannot afford another five years like the last: Editorial. Count us out: The number of potential voters has been revised to make registration figures look better.

Focus 13 - 1st Quarter 1999
Feb 08, 1999
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Helen Suzman Foundation

African renaissance depends on rule of law and human rights: Mbeki should condemn Mugabe's attack on the free press, denounce the use of torture and call for respect for the rule of law. How many people will be able to vote?: The prospects of a smoothly-run election will not be good if large numbers of potential voters find that they are excluded.

Focus 12 - 4th Quarter 1998
Nov 29, 1998
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Helen Suzman Foundation

More power for the ANC alliance will not help create employment: The overwhelming issue facing the electorate is unemployment. Interview: Mohlolo Kgopane, general secretary of the Malamulela Movement for the Unemployed. "The unemployed have been increasingly marginalised in society. We have embarked on a campaign to mobilise them."

Focus 11 - 3rd Quarter 1998
Aug 15, 1998
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Helen Suzman Foundation

South Africa needs a strong opposition: ANC supporters, so used to being up against the apartheid state, find worrying about a counterweight to the ANC absurd. The future shape of South African politics: Hermann Giliomee and Charles Simkins discuss the tension that exists between dominant-party rule and democracy.