Helen Suzman Foundation

Type: Company
Name: Helen Suzman Foundation
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Suzman Foundation to appeal JSC ruling

The foundation is trying to overturn a JSC decision of the appointment of certain judges in 2012.The foundation is trying to overturn a decision of JSC relating to the appointment of certain judges in 2012. Picture: RSC IncJOHANNESBURG – The Helen Suzman ... [Published Eye Witness News - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Foundation applies to appeal High Court judgment

THE Helen Suzman Foundation has applied to appeal a High Court judgment refusing it access to the recording of the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC’s) private deliberations when it overlooked respected senior counsel Jeremy Gauntlett for appointment ... [Published BDlive - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Five ways of thinking about inequality

THE DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTHPART II - GUIDELINESThe facts about income distribution in South Africa were set out in a previous brief. Here the focus will be on ways to think about it. Five guidelines are proposed.1. Think ... [Published Politicsweb - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Judge appointments process ‘one of the most transparent in the world’

SOUTH Africa’s system of appointing judges was already one of the most transparent in the world, said the Western Cape High Court on Friday in refusing access to the recording of the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC’s) private deliberations when it ... [Published BDlive - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

JSC relieved as Suzman group loses court bid

INLSA Jeremy Gaunlet, SC has been overlooked for a seat on the bench numerous times. Picture: Leon LestradeCape Town - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) can breathe a sight of relief after a Western Cape High Court judge ruled on Friday that the ... [Published CAPE ARGUS - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

LETTER: Minimum wages cause job losses

I WISH to expand on Neil Emerick’s excellent rebuttal ( Minimum wage paid by consumers , Letters, August 25) of the assertion by Neil Coleman of the Congress of South African Trade Unions ( Many benefits to decent pay — and no, it does not kill jobs , ... [Published BDlive - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Warning over medical cover

ALEX VAN DEN HEEVERMEDICAL aid cover could become even more expensive in the future, Wits professor and health economist Alex van den Heever, said.This was due to the continued existence of hospital insurance plans, Van den Heever said at the Board of ... [Published Herald Live - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 3 reports

Hawks’ independence queried in Constitutional Court

IN MARCH 2011, Hugh Glenister emerged from the Constitutional Court a victorious man, smiling broadly and glad his three-year battle to challenge the dissolution of the Scorpions had borne fruit.But yesterday, there was a bit of a déjà vu moment in the ... [Published Security.co.za - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Concourt justices: Where are SA's corruption busters?

After years of complex legal argument and convolutedpolitical manoeuvring, justices in the Constitutional Court had a simplequestion for lawyers representing the state on Tuesday: where is the dedicatedinvestigative unit tasked with ridding South Africa ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 13 reports

Top court hears Hawks still not independent enough

DESPITE an overhaul by Parliament of the legislation establishing the Hawks, the priority crime unit is still not independent enough, the Constitutional Court heard on Tuesday.Tuesday’s hearing was the third time businessman Hugh Glenister had gone all ... [Published BDlive - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Minister's power to suspend too broad: HSF

David Unterhalter, for the Helen Suzman Foundation, told the court the prescripts governing the power to suspend were vaguely defined.Source:http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2014/08/19/minister-s-power-to-suspend-too-bro... ... [Published AA South Africa - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

SAPA - CONCOURT-4TH-LD-HAWKS

CONCOURT-4TH-LD-HAWKSContributed by NAMPA / SAPA.REINSTATE SAPS ACT SECTIONS: LAWYERSections of legislation governing the Hawks, struck down by the Western Cape High Court last year, should be re-instated, the Constitutional Court heard on Tuesday."The ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 19 2014]

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If, on the other hand, the summary did not reflect the deliberations, "then this is precisely why the applicant must be afforded access" , reads the application for leave to appeal
"Despite a vague suggestion by the (foundation) that a drafter of the summary has the power to determine what goes into the summary and would be in a position to tailor (it), there is no suggestion that the reasons compiled by the chief justice are inaccurate" said the judge
...the South Africa's fourth democratic general election, then Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (ANDPP), Mokotedi Mpshe announced that "it was neither possible nor desirable ... to continue with the prosecution of Mr Zuma" [2] [3]
...University of Cape Town has done extensive research in the clothing industry and writes in a recent article for the Helen Suzman Foundation journal: "Decent work for the few was achieved through rising capital intensity and job destruction. This is tragic for the millions of unskilled, unemployed South Africans whose only hope of regular employment is a more labour-intensive growth path."

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The Renate Barnard case: A missed opportunity [Published Politicsweb - Sep 17 2014]
Suzman Foundation to appeal JSC ruling [Published Eye Witness News - Sep 12 2014]
Foundation applies to appeal High Court judgment [Published BDlive - Sep 11 2014]
Five ways of thinking about inequality [Published Politicsweb - Sep 10 2014]
Judge appointments process ‘one of the most tra... [Published BDlive - Sep 08 2014]
JSC relieved as Suzman group loses court bid [Published CAPE ARGUS - Sep 06 2014]
Understanding the Spy Tapes saga [Published Politicsweb - Sep 02 2014]
LETTER: Minimum wages cause job losses [Published BDlive - Aug 29 2014]
Parliament under siege [Published Daily News South Africa - Aug 28 2014]
Warning over medical cover [Published Herald Live - Aug 28 2014]
Insurance hits medical aids [Published Times Live South Africa - Aug 27 2014]
ANC’s ideological arteriosclerosis throttles jo... [Published Thought Leader - Aug 23 2014]
South Africa’s judiciary: Court battles [Published The Economist - Aug 21 2014]
The ANC's innovative approach to undermining pr... [Published Politicsweb - Aug 21 2014]
Hawks’ independence queried in Constitutional C... [Published Security.co.za - Aug 20 2014]
Are the Hawks independent enough to fight crime? [Published ENCA - Aug 20 2014]
Ruling on independence of Hawks expected [Published Eye Witness News - Aug 20 2014]
Concourt justices: Where are SA's corruption bu... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 20 2014]
Top court hears Hawks still not independent enough [Published BDlive - Aug 20 2014]
Minister's power to suspend too broad: HSF [Published AA South Africa - Aug 19 2014]
Helen Suzman Foundation challenges SAPS Act [Published SABC - Aug 19 2014]
Lawyer: Harder to remove Hawks head [Published News24 - Aug 19 2014]
Reinstate SAPS act sections – laywer [Published Citizen.co.za - Aug 19 2014]
Re-instate laws governing Hawks - lawy... [Published IOL - Aug 19 2014]
SAPA - CONCOURT-4TH-LD-HAWKS [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 19 2014]
Harder to remove Hawks’ head – lawyer [Published Citizen.co.za - Aug 19 2014]
SA's crisis of joblessness: The case of the clo... [Published Politicsweb - Aug 19 2014]
SAPA - CONCOURT-2ND-LD-HAWKS [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 19 2014]
Minister's power to suspend too broad: HSF [Published Knysna-Plett Herald - Aug 19 2014]
'Unconstitutional' SAPS Act, Hawks independence... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 19 2014]
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