HSF briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015

The Public Protector Impeachment Process: How The Enquiry Resumes
Mar 04, 2022
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Jos Venter

This brief examines the judgement of the Constitutional Court on the constitutionality of the rules adopted by the National Assembly for the removal of heads and commissioners of Chapter 9 institutions, the effect thereof on the current impeachment process of the Public Protector and it indicates what may be expected going forward.

Why the Government is proposing Electoral Reform now and why the proposal is inadequate
Feb 22, 2022
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Charles Simkins

This brief has been written to accompany the Helen Suzman Foundation’s submission to the National Assembly’s Home Affairs Portfolio Committee on the Electoral Amendment Bill. The purpose of this brief is to compare the electoral system we have had until now with the system that the Bill intends to introduce, as well as the mixed-member proportional (MMP) system we propose as an alternative.

Who decides on Vaccine Mandates?
Feb 07, 2022
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Christopher Fisher

This brief reviews the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in National Federation of Independent Business et al v Department of Labour, OSHA and argues that it is able to usefully inform debates about vaccine / testing mandates in South Africa.

On The Importance Of Thinking Clearly About The Labour Market
Jan 21, 2022
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Charles Simkins

This brief is a companion to the Helen Suzman Foundation’s submission to the Department of Labour on the Report of the National Minimum Wage Commission on the Review and Adjustment of the National Minimum Wage for 2022. The analysis here amplifies the argument the Foundation made in its submission.