HSF Briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
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Deepening Democracy Brief: Parliamentary Accountability
Aug 29, 2019
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Anton van Dalsen & Lee-Anne Germanos

This brief discusses Parliament’s oversight duty (over, among others, organs of state) and Parliament’s accountability mechanism – the electorate. It briefly discusses the need for electoral reform in order to achieve better accountability for MPs.

Foreign Nationals In The Informal Retail Sector
Aug 19, 2019
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Charles Collocott

This brief looks at some important facts behind foreign nationals in the informal retail sector, and asks whether government’s current hostile stance on the matter, as voiced by the Minister of Small Business Development, will help or hinder South Africans.

Municipalities II: Assessing mechanisms of municipal oversight
Jul 16, 2019
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Michelle Toxopeüs

This brief series explores three institutional arrangements that influence municipal functioning. Part I evaluates executive authority in municipalities; Part II assesses mechanisms of municipal oversight; and Part III examines the legal framework for provincial intervention in local government.

Municipalities I: Evaluating executive authority in municipalities
Jul 16, 2019
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Michelle Toxopeüs

This brief series explores three institutional arrangements that influence municipal functioning. Part I evaluates executive authority in municipalities; Part II assesses mechanisms of municipal oversight; and Part III examines the legal framework for provincial intervention in local government.