HSF Briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
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What is the Gauteng Department of Education smoking?
Jul 21, 2014
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Charles Simkins

City Press reported on 29 June [1] and IOL reported on 10 July 2014 [2] that the Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi, plans to merge former Model C schools with township schools. This is new. The Gauteng Department is smoking. The HSF has observed the smoke signal and we are trying to interpret it. In our efforts, we have posed ourselves the following questions:

South Africa’s Local Elections
May 29, 2014
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Wim Louw

With the 2014 General elections behind us, it is not too soon to start focusing on Local elections. This brief unpacks the components of South Africa's local elections.

Parliament Clarifies ‘Motion of No Confidence’ Rules
Mar 20, 2014
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Kameel Premhid

With the release of the Public Protector’s Nkandla Report, questions will arise concerning a possible ‘motion of impeachment’. It is important that Parliament clarifies how ‘motions of no confidence’ should work in light of the Constitutional Court’s Mazibuko ruling.

RIP: SADC Tribunal
Mar 20, 2014
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Kameel Premhid

The latest ruling by the African Commission of Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) -that no individual can access the SADC Tribunal as a means of recourse in a dispute with a member state may well be the death blow for that institution. This Brief explains why this is the case.

The South African Electoral System
Mar 20, 2014
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Wim Louw

This is the first in a series of Briefs dealing with elections in South Africa. This Brief unpacks some of the main components of the South African General Elections.