HSF briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
Gender Based Violence in the time of Corona
Apr 14, 2020
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Lee-Anne Germanos

The purpose of this brief is to remind the public that the cries in the protests against gender based violence of September 2019, when Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and murdered, are not forgotten. It also seeks to create awareness that gender based violence is not uniquely a South African problem, but a global one that has increased in the few short weeks of a global lockdown.

The Importance Of Criticism
Apr 03, 2020
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Matthew Kruger

In this fourth brief in our coronavirus series, Research Fellow Matthew Kruger explores the importance of criticism during this time of crisis.

The Coronavirus And The Economy
Apr 01, 2020
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Charles Simkins

In this brief, Charles Simkins suggests principles to guide thinking about the relationship between the epidemic and the economy.

Legality In A State Of Disaster
Apr 01, 2020
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Charles Simkins

This brief is a companion to our recently published brief entitled ‘A guide to the duties imposed on South Africans during the lockdown’. That brief should be regarded as our Coronavirus Brief 1.

Update on the Impending Border Management Authority
Mar 11, 2020
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Tove van Lennep

After being amended at the National Council of Provinces, the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill is one step closer to enactment. But the BMA exacerbates the problem it seeks to address: In its attempt to resolve the fragmentation of South Africa’s border management, it creates another costly level of government bureaucracy under the ailing Department of Home Affairs.