quarterly roundtable series
The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) paid tribute to the life and time of activist Neville Alexander at its Quarterly Roundtable Series (QRS) event in Cape Town last night, 18 October 2012, in a discussion around "Media and Race: Reconciliation without Respect?"
The Helen Suzman Foundation held a Roundtable on 6 September at the Johannesburg Country Club entitled 'Corruption'.
16 August 2012 GIBS Francis Antonie, Chair: Introduction
QRS 20 explored the difficult funding terrain faced by many artists in South Africa. This Roundtable came out of ongoing discussions with the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust and Business and Arts South Africa.
On 16 May 2011, the Helen Suzman Foundation in association with the Open Society Foundation For South Africa held a successful Roundtable discussion entitled “Making Local Government Work”.
The QRS on debt explored the level of Indebtedness in South Africa, both from a household and commercial debt perspective. It brought together panelists from the Banking sector, Micro Finance Industry and the Regulatory body. South African's currently pay 78c of every Rand earned to service some form of debt.
As the state of South Africa continues its search of efficient and effective resolutions to the energy dilemma and strives to meet the country’s long term demand, The Helen Suzman Foundation took the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion on this issue. The theme of the discussion, The Energy Mix: Electrifying South Africa, has its roots in the government’s expressed commitment to expand the country’s energy mix and to move beyond fossil-based fuel sources.
The Helen Suzman Foundation, in association with The Open Society Foundation for South Africa, hosted a roundtable discussion on xenophobia on Wednesday 18th August 2010, entitled Of Strangers and Outsiders: Overcoming Xenophobia.
The Helen Suzman Foundation in association with, the Open Society Foundation For South Africa, hosted another Quarterly Roundtable on Sport, Nation Building and Development. It was held at the Country Club Johannesburg in Auckland Park on Monday 31 May 2010. The Roundtable was attended by a cross section of the public and people currently working within the field of sports development research and community sporting initiatives.
The Foundation’s liveliest roundtable to date was held at the Johannesburg Country Club, 10 March 2010. The varied panel comprising Antjie Krog (Begging to be Black), Eusebius McKaiser (columnist and blogger), William Gumede (political analyst) and Ivor Chipkin (Do South African’s Exist?) provided provocative, contrasting and stimulating presentations.
Tebogo Phadu (ANC Policy Unit) and Alex van den Heever (Independent Health Economist) presented their views on health reform and the proposed National Health Insurance scheme. Discussants Johnny Broomberg, Hein van Eck, Joe Veriava, Trevor Terblanche and Chris Archer followed up with their opinions and proposed a way forward.
The Helen Suzman Foundation hosted a lively panel discussion at the Rosebank Hotel, 14 October 2009. The discussion covered two new Green Papers: National Strategic Planning and Improving Government Performance, submitted by Trevor Manuel and Collins Chabane respectively.