HSF briefs

Helen Suzman Foundation | Apr 08, 2015
Hunting for Healthcare: In pursuit of the NHI White Paper
May 23, 2013
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Kate Francis

This Brief reports on a recent seminar hosted by the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme addressing the progress and challenges facing National Health Insurance. The Brief focuses on the NHI pilot districts, the concept of Universal Coverage, and raises questions about financing healthcare.

Business Licensing Bill
May 09, 2013
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Eythan Morris

This Brief summarises some of the aspects of the Business Licensing Bill and considers what it could mean for business. It showcases State and Private Sector views on the Bill and concludes with some comments from the HSF

POSIB: President urged to act
May 09, 2013
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Kameel Premhid

This Brief looks at the passage of POSIB and argues that the President should not sign the Bill.

Sexual offences in South Africa
Apr 25, 2013
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Wim Louw

This article presents some information on the problem of sexual offences, particularly against women, in South Africa. It also outlines government’s response to this problem. This brief represents preliminary research in the HSF’s broader project: Women in Society.

The Right to Basic Education
Apr 25, 2013
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Anele Mtwesi

It is widely accepted that education plays a vital role in lifting people out of poverty, empowering women and children, and promoting human rights and democracy. This brief aims to define the right to basic education in South Africa

Social Security and Opportunity: Growing the Economic Cake
Apr 25, 2013
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Andre Dumon

In this brief the concept of increasing social security is looked at as being complimentary rather than opposed to economic growth. The author argues that in order for social security to become more comprehensive in South Africa, it needs to be made more sustainable through increasing economic opportunity so that people may become less dependent on the State for their micro-economic security.

Electoral Reform – What Political Parties Have To Say
Apr 25, 2013
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Ashleigh Fraser

Discussions about electoral reform in South Africa have again come to the forefront over the last few weeks. This brief succinctly discusses the attitudes of four political parties towards electoral reform and how reform may or may not effect change to accountability and representation.