HSF briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
The institutional structure of water resource management
Feb 05, 2019
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Michelle Toxopeüs

In an effort to effectively manage South Africa’s water resources, the National Water Act makes provision for establishing water institutions that aim to promote equitable and sustainable use of water. This brief sets out the institutional structure to manage South Africa’s water resources, and provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities assigned to each institution.

Should The National Development Plan Be Revised?
Feb 05, 2019
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Charles Simkins

National Development Plans are revised periodically, often at five year intervals. Although our 'National Development Plan 2030' (NDP) was launched in 2012, it has not been revised. This brief shows that the illusion that the goals of the NDP are achievable cannot be sustained for a minute. A rethink is due.

Cape Town Gangs: Political Dimensions
Jan 25, 2019
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Tove van Lennep

Understanding the true nature and genesis of gangsterism in Cape Town is central to the success of the recently dispatched Anti-Gang Unit. This brief looks beyond frequently cited criminal and socio-economic factors.

China’s Loans to South Africa - Brief V
Jan 24, 2019
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Charles Collocott

This is the final brief in a series of five that takes a look at South Africa’s recent loans from China; it looks at why the BRICS Bank was not used, on what basis government is able to refuse disclosing further information on the loans, and finishes with a conclusion for the series.

China’s Loans to South Africa - Brief IV
Jan 24, 2019
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Charles Collocott

This is the fourth brief in a series of five that takes a look at South Africa’s recent loans from China; it is a summary of the lessons learned from the experiences of the six countries analysed, which have also taken on Chinese debt.

China’s Loans to South Africa - Brief III
Jan 22, 2019
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Charles Collocott

This is the third brief in a series of five that takes a look at South Africa’s recent loans from China; it looks at the experiences other countries have had with Chinese debt, namely Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia.