HSF Briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
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Two innovations in the 2019 Budget
Feb 27, 2019
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Charles Simkins

We confine our comments on the 2019 Budget to its two major innovations: the approach to state owned enterprises and the early retirement scheme for public servants.

Budget Challenges III: Revenue And Expenditure
Feb 18, 2019
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Charles Collocott

This is the third of three briefs on the challenges to be faced in the presentation of the 2019 Budget on 20 February. It deals with revenue and expenditure. The first brief discussed the economic environment and the second discussed public debt.

Budget Challenges II: Public Debt
Feb 18, 2019
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Charles Collocott

This is the second of three briefs on the challenges to be faced in the presentation of the 2019 Budget on 20 February. The first brief dealt with the economic environment surrounding the Budget. This brief deals with the problem of public debt. The third brief will deal with government revenue and expenditure and their policy implications.

Budget Challenges I: The Economic Environment
Feb 18, 2019
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Charles Collocott

This is the first of three briefs on the challenges to be faced in the presentation of the 2019 Budget on 20 February. It deals with the global and local economic environment. The second brief will discuss public debt and the third will deal with government revenue and expenditure and their policy implications.

Understanding water issues and challenges IV: Water infrastructure assessment
Feb 06, 2019
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Michelle Toxopeüs

The condition of water resource and supply infrastructure influences government’s ability to perform the functions prescribed by the National Water Act and the Water Services Act. This brief discusses the expert assessment of water infrastructure in South Africa and highlights key challenges to effectively managing it.

Understanding water issues and challenges III: Water boards and bulk water services
Feb 06, 2019
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Michelle Toxopeüs

Water boards are instrumental in providing bulk water services across the country. But failing governance, financial mismanagement and unpaid debt are severely hindering their ability to perform their functions effectively. These challenges, and the influence of municipal and departmental governance on the functioning of water boards, are discussed in this brief.