HSF Briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
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The SADC Tribunal Lives On… Kind Of.
Jul 12, 2013
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Kameel Premhid

The Constitutional Court’s decision in Government of Zimbabwe v Fick is a partial victory; the disbandment of the SADC Tribunal remains a travesty of justice. This Brief examines this in greater detail.

HSF Takes JSC to Court: Update
Jun 20, 2013
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Kameel Premhid

This Brief gives an update on the HSF’s pending court case against the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

A Long Walk To Universal Franchise In South Africa
Jun 03, 2013
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Ashleigh Fraser

Recently, there has been a debate in the media about universal franchise. This brief outlines the history of the franchise in South Africa before Union (1910) until complete universal adult franchise in 1994.

Business Licensing Bill pt. II
May 23, 2013
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Eythan Morris

The proposed Business Licensing Bill, which has been lambasted by critics as draconian and impossible to implement, will be significantly redrafted to take account of public submissions, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies promised last week. This brief examines the new developments.

Service Delivery: What does the Constitutional Court say?
May 23, 2013
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Kameel Premhid

This Brief examines the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court in Rademan v Moqhaka Municipality and Others delivered on 26 April 2013. This case dealt with the non-payment of rates on the grounds of lack of service delivery. The findings of the Court are important for future service delivery disputes of this kind.