HSF Briefs

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Whistle-blower Protection: Does South Africa Match Up? - Part I
Jul 17, 2018
Cherese Thakur

This brief is the first in a four part series. The first two briefs consider South Africa's legislative provisions for the protection of whistle blowers against Transparency International's Best Practice Guidelines for Whistleblowing Legislation. The third and fourth briefs discuss procedures and systems which can be used to ensure that those who report wrongdoing are shielded from needless detriment.

Can we start the long haul now?
Jul 12, 2018
Charles Simkins

We live in a vertiginous age, in a Dadaesque social and political world. Can the ground be prepared for economic recovery in this politically unstable environment?

Parliamentary Submission: Section 25 (Property Rights)
Jun 19, 2018
Anton van Dalsen & Mira Menell Briel

As part of its public participation process, the Joint Constitutional Review Committee of Parliament called for submissions on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution (the Property Clause), following a motion passed by the National Assembly on 27 February 2018, relating to expropriation without compensation.

Constitutional damages: Recent decisions in focus
Jun 14, 2018
Michelle Toxopeüs

This brief explores the concept of “constitutional damages” in South Africa and why they were awarded to the loved ones and survivors in the Life Esidimeni arbitration, but not to Michael Komape’s family.