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Hanns Seidel Foundation South Africa

Postal address:
P.O. Box 41451, 
Craighall, 2024
Johannesburg | South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 11 325 0589
Fax: +27 (0) 86 512 5300
E-Mail: info@hsf.co.za

South African Crime & Justice Hub


The Crime & Justice Hub aims to be the single most comprehensive source of information and analysis on crime, criminal justice and crime prevention in South Africa. more ...

African Futures Project


The African Futures Project provides explicit and transparent forecasts for African leaders and institutions, allowing them to plan the future more systematically and effectively. more…

South Africa’s Local Government Elections held on August 3rd have been declared free and fair by local and international observers alike. They were hotly contested, and democracy in the country is believed to be the main winner of the elections many called historic. Mike Pothier, Research Coordinator at the CPLO in Cape Town, a local partner organisation of the HSS, wrote this report. Picture: Eugene Coetzee, BDlive more...

The Hanns Seidel Foundation in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation officially launched Civics Academy on the 10th of May. With South Africa’s Public Protector Thuli Madonsela giving the keynote address, the event achieved an impressive consensus that civic education is indeed a much needed dimension of South Africa’s democracy. more… 

Civics Academy is an online education initiative that provides free audio and video content on important aspects of citizenship and democratic governance. In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Civics Academy recently hosted a Youth Dialogue event aimed at providing and facilitating the space to allow young people to debate questions critical in the current political context. more…

The extent to which migration is the source of threat financing and terrorism was discussed at a conference hosted by the ISS, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and the HSF South Africa, entitled “Trails of Insecurity: Illicit Migration as a source of Threat Financing and Criminal Resourcing in Africa” in Addis Ababa on 19 January 2016. more…

Since 2011, Europe has faced a mounting migration crisis that has played out firstly on its borders, and then within them. Funded by the HSF, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in partnership with The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime carried out field research which resulted in a study entitled “Survive and advance: The economics of smuggling refugees and migrants into Europe”. more...

Adv. Vusi Pikoli, police ombudsman for the Western Cape and a former national director of Public Prosecutions, opened the 6th edition of the annual international conference on crime, violence reduction and criminal justice, organised by ISS and co-funded by HSF. The event brought together researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss research findings and exchange ideas. more…

Where does South Africa’s current growth path lead us to? What are the prospects for employment, politics and poverty in 2035? These are the questions tackled in the latest ISS African Futures paper authored by Dr Jakkie Cilliers and launched in Pretoria and Cape Town on 12 and 13 August 2015. The paper presents three growth scenarios, updated from a previous study published in February 2014. more...