Submissions

Karel | Dec 05, 2017
Comments to NERSA on the ministerial determination of October 2020 regarding the commencement of a process to procure 2 500MW of new nuclear generation capacity
Feb 03, 2021
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The Helen Suzman Foundation has submitted its comments to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (“NERSA”) in respect of a determination by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy to commence the process to procure new nuclear energy with a generating capacity of 2 500MW (“the ministerial determination”).

Submission in response to the South African Police Service Amendment Bill [2020]
Jan 14, 2021
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The HSF has made submissions to the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service in response to the SouthAfrican Police Service Amendment Bill [2020], which seeks a comprehensive overhaul of the legislation governing policing in South Africa. The HSF’s submissions highlight the importance of the independence of key functionaries within the police service as well as the importance of accountability mechanisms. The HSF’s submissions also draw attention to the need for more extensive reforms to the Regulation of Gatherings Act, which is the legislation that gives effect to the constitutional right of assembly.

Submission in response to the South African Reserve Bank Amendment Bill [B26-2018]
Nov 19, 2020
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The HSF has made submissions to the Standing Committee on Finance in response to the South African Reserve Bank Amendment Bill, which seeks to nationalise the Bank. The HSF contends that the Bill fails to pass constitutional muster as it contemplates expropriation of the shares held by private shareholders without compensation. The HSF also questions the purpose sought to be achieved by the Bill, as private shareholders have no say in the constitutional mandate and independent functioning of the Bank.

Submission in response to the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill [B22-2020]
Oct 30, 2020
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The HSF has made submissions to the Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs in response to the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill [B22-2020], which seeks to amend the legislation governing our electoral system. The Bill seeks to empower the Independent Electoral Commission to prescribe a different voting method to that which has been prescribed by Parliament. The HSF objects to Parliament’s impermissible delegation of its legislative function to determine the details of the electoral system, including the voting method, to another entity. This delegation has the unacceptable result that Parliament evades its constitutional duty to facilitate public participation in the legislative process of determining how we vote.

Submission in response to the Gauteng Township Economic Development Draft Bill, 2020
Oct 29, 2020
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The HSF has made submissions to the Gauteng Legislature in response to the Gauteng Township Economic Development Draft Bill, which seeks to exclude foreign nationals who do not have permanent residency status from owning and/or operating businesses in the Gauteng township economy. The HSF contends that the Bill unjustifiably limits the constitutional rights of foreign nations who are lawfully in the country, but who do not have permanent residency status to dignity and equality.

Submission to NERSA
Nov 29, 2018
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Karel

Eskom’s fourth Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD4) application for the years 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22

Submission on National Health Insurance Bill and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill
Sep 26, 2018
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The HSF has had an active interest in the health system for several years, and it has submitted comments on the National Health Green and White Papers. The HSF welcomes the opportunity to make submissions to the Department of Health on the National Health Insurance Bill, 2018 (“NHIB”) and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, 2018 (“MSAB”).

Submission on the Draft Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018
Aug 28, 2018
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Helen Suzman Foundation

The Helen Suzman Foundation believes that in order to achieve the objectives of the Draft Mining Charter, especially to broaden black ownership and employment in the mining sector, the focus needs to be redirected at making use of a company tax and profit-based royalty system so as to address government requirements and at the same time to develop an efficiently run, sensibly regulated and growing mining industry.

HSF Submission on IPID Amendment Bill
Jul 06, 2018
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Helen Suzman Foundation

This document is a response to the Portfolio Committee on Police’s call for public comment on the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) Amendment Bill, 2018.