HSF Briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
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Constitutional Democracy and Revolutionary Talk
Mar 10, 2015
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Charles Simkins

One can support a constitutional democracy on the grounds that it is a better form of government than any other. One can be a revolutionary, dissatisfied with the existing political order and wanting to overthrow it in favour of an envisaged better alternative. But to claim to be a constitutional democrat and a revolutionary at the same time – now that is odd. Yet, we see it constantly in contemporary South Africa. What explains the phenomenon?

SELLING YOUR GAMETES – THE NEW BLACK MARKET?
Mar 04, 2015
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Arvitha Doodnath

A discussion of the international egg donation programmes which are exploiting South African women amongst other women for the selling of their eggs. The procedures of the egg extractions are also discussed.

The 2015/16 Budget and Development
Feb 26, 2015
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Eythan Morris

This brief focuses on how the Budget proposals impact on development. The short term outlook for economic growth is relatively poor, so a better framework for development is needed to offset resource constraints of the current economic outlook. The Budget speech announced steps to improve investment, including investment in human capital and infrastructure, contain corruption, and lower the burden of regulation.

The Hawks and the Alleged Zimbabwean Rendition: Let the Courts Decide
Feb 25, 2015
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The recent unlawful suspension of senior Hawks officials has centered on alleged renditions of Zimbabwean Foreign Nationals and the Reports made by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to the National Prosecuting Authority. Some confidential documents have leaked into the public domain.