HSF Briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
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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.

The Harm In Qwelane
Dec 07, 2021
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Zeenat Emmamally

This is the second brief dealing with the Constitutional Court’s decision in Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission. This brief considers the issues that arise from the Court’s interpretation of the word “harm” in the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.

Hurtful, Harmful, Hateful: Heeding Qwelane
Dec 07, 2021
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Zeenat Emmamally

This is the first of three briefs on hate speech law and it sets out the findings in the judgment of teh Constitutional Court in Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission, wherein the Court interrogated the hate speech provision in the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.

Redefining Politics And How We Think About It
Dec 02, 2021
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Chelsea Ramsden

This brief discusses politics of old and new and attempts to draw attention to the relationship between the government and the people. This brief is derived from discussions held, and ideas shared, at a conference hosted by the Goedgedacht Forum titled “COVID-19 Kindness: How Should We Do Politics Differently in South Africa?”

How should one view the risks identified in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement of 11 November 2021?
Nov 30, 2021
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Anton van Dalsen

This is the third brief in a series of three on the 2021 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. It considers the baseline projections of the MTBPS. In an uncertain environment, the credibility of the MTBPS depends on its assessment of risks. The second brief dealt with risks arising from the global economy, institutional failure and social and political conditions. This brief considers the impact of risk on the functioning of the economy.

The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement: How Credible Is It? - Risk Assessment
Nov 30, 2021
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Charles Simkins

This is the second brief in a series of three on the 2021 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. The first brief considered the baseline projections of the MTBPS. In an uncertain environment, the credibility of the MTBPS depends on its assessment of risks. This brief deals with risks arising from the global economy, institutional failure and social and political conditions. The third brief considers the impact of risk on the functioning of the economy.