HSF briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015

Take Two: Appointing the Justices of the Constitutional Court
Oct 06, 2021
Chelsea Ramsden

This first of two briefs will consider the process of Constitutional Court appointments. With a focus on the Judicial Service Commission interviews held in April and October 2021. The second brief comments on the procedure adopted by President Ramaphosa to consider the appointment of the new Chief Justice.

Legislatures in Lockdown
Sep 28, 2021
Christopher Fisher

This brief argues in support of proposed amendments to the Disaster Management Act, which hold the potential to bring states of disaster under legislative supervision.

Concluding Remarks
Sep 15, 2021

This brief provides for concluding remarks and responses on Research Fellow Matthew Kruger’s previously published brief entitled “A Life of Freedom: Mandatory Vaccines and Mocking the Dead” in which he argued that it is a shared narcissistic disgust of others that motivates the present move towards a policy of mandating vaccines.

Human Rights violations in the Kingdom of Eswatini
Sep 07, 2021
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.