HSF Briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
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Human Rights violations in the Kingdom of Eswatini
Sep 07, 2021
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Mihloti Basil Sherinda

This brief discusses human rights violations in the Kingdom of Eswatini in terms of domestic and international law. There are two aspects to consider: the use of force by the police and the right to freedom of expression and access to information. The reasons for civil unrest and the response to it by the government are explored. Following the unrest, the people of Eswatini should exercise their right to choose their political system and justice must be done for lives lost during the unrest.

The Judicial Battleground
Aug 27, 2021
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Chelsea Ramsden

This brief considers the general state of the judiciary and makes the point that given the current judicial and political climate the selection of the next Chief Justice is of vital importance.

The Covid-19 Epidemic And Primary School Education II – The Impact On Learning Outcomes
Aug 24, 2021
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Mihloti Basil Sherinda

This is the second of three briefs discussing the delivery of primary education during covid-19, primarily in Quantile 1 to 3 in schools. The previous brief pointed out the unpredictability of the virus and its impact on school contact time. In this brief, we look at the impact on learning outcomes and consider the possible effect of the rollout of the vaccine.

The Covid-19 Epidemic And Primary School Education I – Priorities
Aug 24, 2021
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Mihloti Basil Sherinda

This is the first of three briefs discussing the delivery of primary school education during Covid-19, concentrating on Quantile 1 to 3 schools. These briefs emphasise two points: the first is the need to prioritise safety in schools in relation to the spread of the infection and the second is to prioritise the importance of learning over other school activities.

To postpone, or not to postpone? That is the question.
Aug 20, 2021
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Chelsea Ramsden

This brief will consider the pertinent question: What are the issues that the Constitutional Court will have to decide at the hearing of the Electoral Commission of South Africa v Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Others?