"I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights; the indispensable elements in a democratic society - and well worth fighting for." Helen Suzman
The Helen Suzman Foundation promotes liberal constitutional democracy.
Our liberalism is grounded in Helen’s legacy, and draws from the history of liberal thought in South Africa.
By liberalism I don’t mean the creed of any party or any century. I mean generosity of spirit, a tolerance of others, an attempt to comprehend otherness, a commitment to the rule of law, a high ideal of the worth and dignity of man, a repugnance for authoritarianism and a love of freedom. — Alan Paton
I am proud to acknowledge that I am a liberal...who adheres to old-fashioned liberal values such as the rule of law, universal franchise, free elections, a free press, free association, guaranteed civil rights and an independent judiciary. - Helen Suzman