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 7 - Second Quarter 1997
May 16, 1997
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Parties, issues and political fragmentation: Part two of the national opinion survey suggests a complex reality that creates problems for the ANC and the opposition. The Helen Suzman Foundation and the SABC: A bizarre story of media bias.

Focus 6 - First Quarter 1997
Feb 17, 1997
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The South African electorate at mid-term: The Helen Suzman Foundation commissioned a national opinion survey in October 1996. Black youth and the new democracy: What do young black people think about the new South Africa?

Focus 5 - Fourth Quarter 1996
Nov 30, 1996
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Talking sense about university transformation: A somewhat uneasy consensus exists on most university campuses that something called "transformation" has to occur. All our futures: The new schools Act: The South African Schools Act (1996) fulfills the dreams of generations of anti-apartheid activists.

Focus 4 - Third Quarter 1996
Aug 29, 1996
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The best and worst of times: South Africa's government at half-term: "Things have never been as good as they are now, but could also been seen as sliding towards catastrophe." Managing democracy: The problematic birth of the electoral commission: In 1993 the management of South Africa's first democratic elections was taken away from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Focus 3 - Second Quarter 1996
May 12, 1996
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Helen Suzman Foundation

South Africa's foreign policy: Human rights and national interests: All South Africans had cause to feel proud of the way in which Mandela led the response to the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa. North of South: At the time of independence, Zimbabwe had zero debt. By June 1996 debts totaled 130% of GDP.

Focus 2 - First Quarter 1996
Feb 02, 1996
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The unresolved mess over spying: The rash of reports over "spying" has not eventuated in the promised judicial commission. Zimbabwe: Democracy under threat: A series of constitutional amendments indicate that minimum standards for a free and fair election are unlikely to be met.

Focus 1 - Fourth Quarter 1995
Nov 26, 1995
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Helen Suzman Foundation

Building the one-party state? The strange case of the Non-Profit Organisations Bill: The new "NGO Bill" gives the Government frighteningly interventionist powers over the non-governmental sector. Interview with Bill Johnson, director of The Helen Suzman Foundation: "I voted Labour more often than anything else but latterly I tended to vote Liberal."