HSF Briefs

Concluding Remarks
Author: HSF
Published: 15 Sep 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.
Briefs Health
A Life Of Freedom: Mandatory vaccines and mocking the dead
Author: Matthew Kruger
Published: 10 Sep 2021
Whatever the cold wisdom of a policy mandating vaccines, Matthew Kruger argues in this brief, it is a shared narcissistic disgust of others that motivates the present move towards it.
Briefs Covid-19 Health
Unveiling The Power Behind The Throne: Who Are The Special Advisers?
Author: Zeenat Emmamally
Published: 09 Sep 2021
This brief considers the need to know the identities of persons advising members of the Executive, and highlights the difficulty the Helen Suzman Foundation experienced when we attempted to acquire this information.
Briefs Politics Governance Fighting Corruption Securing Accountability
Human Rights violations in the Kingdom of Eswatini
Author: Mihloti Basil Sherinda
Published: 07 Sep 2021
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.
Briefs International Comparative
The Judicial Battleground
Author: Chelsea Ramsden
Published: 27 Aug 2021
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.
Briefs Strengthening the Judicial System Upholding the Rule of Law Public Interest Justice
The Covid-19 Epidemic And Primary School Education II – The Impact On Learning Outcomes
Author: Mihloti Basil Sherinda
Published: 24 Aug 2021
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.
Education Briefs