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Why the outrage over sugar tax job losses? Or, “we told you so.”

 20 Feb 19
The Sunday Tribune reports that as many as 350,000 jobs are at stake in the industries reliant on sugar.…

A free society is an armed society

 20 Feb 19
Section 12 of the Constitution guarantees everyone’s right to freedom and security of the person…

The Rule of Law and moving SA forward

19 Feb 19   Matthew South
The Rule of Law is one of the ideals of our political morality. It refers to the ascendancy of law as such and of the institutions of law in a system of governance.…

Eskom was doomed to fail. It’s core problem? Its monopoly

14 Feb 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
It has become an accepted premise among some South Africans that the current government is responsible for the troubles facing Eskom, whether it is the financial position of the utility being compromised by corruption or so-called policy sabotage whe…

Redistributing wealth is no way to grow the economy

14 Feb 19   Jasson Urbach
Many South Africans and foreign investors are keenly awaiting finance minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget speech on February 20, probably wondering how he plans to balance the national accounts.…

Ignore Oxfam’s incessant red herring

13 Feb 19   Dr Dioné Harley
Oxfam is at it again. With their latest report we are back to the same old mantra: wealth inequality is on the rise and the only solution is to tax the hell out of the rich.…

Bad economics is killing rhino

11 Feb 19   James Peron
Now, I’m a fan of rhinos. I will admit the one that chased us one day wasn’t on my list of favourites at the time, but she didn’t stop me from going back into the bush later to look for more.…

Land discourse being used as smoke and mirrors

06 Feb 19   Sindile Vabaza
The land debate, as hackneyed as it is, is being used by both the EFF and the ANC as a proxy fix to whitewash various crises that face the poor black majority in the country.…

Media release: NERSA must give Eskom zero

05 Feb 19   FMF Media Release
Terry Markman presented the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) oral submission at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA) public hearings on Eskom’s tariff increase application on 5 February 2019.…

Venezuela is a prime example of the human cost of socialism

05 Feb 19   Chris Hattingh
After an election marred by a boycott from the opposition and allegations of vote-rigging, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for a second term as Venezuelan president.…

When it comes to making laws quality over quantity is preferable

04 Feb 19   Martin van Staden
The view that a legislature is only “productive” when it passes many laws in a short period must be challenged.…

A Panacea for SAA?

31 Jan 19   Terry Markman
Yes - there is a panacea for South African Airways’ (SAA) woes. One that will end taxpayer bailouts and satisfy politicians’ silly desire to keep the flag flying and retain our national pride. But – and it is a big but – it will take courage.…

SA’s support of Venezuela’s Maduro tramples on the Constitution

30 Jan 19   Martin van Staden
The South African government has thrown its support behind the tyrant Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela in the midst of a constitutional crisis in that country.…

Tell Oxfam world on cusp of poverty eradication

28 Jan 19   Jasson Urbach
Oxfam’s motto is “the power of people against poverty”. You could be forgiven for assuming Oxfam promotes proven policies that lift the poor out of poverty.…

Black people can get out of poverty, if the government gets out of their way

28 Jan 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Poverty has been decreasing in Africa as countries have gradually liberalised their economies, yet the South African government has chosen to go in the opposite direction and citizens are bearing the brunt.…

Media release: Poor black citizens continue to suffer EWC

24 Jan 19   FMF Media Release
Marathon and Delport (M&D) informal settlement is the first official Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC) announcement.…

Media release: Another year, another phony Oxfam “Inequality” Report

23 Jan 19   FMF Media Release
Oxfam should be renamed Oxscam as they peddle failed ideological propaganda and promote policies that, contrary to their stated goals, maximise poverty and inequality and minimise prosperity.…

Media release: Khaya Lam Land Reform Project kicks off the new year with 101 title deeds

23 Jan 19   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam Land Reform Project announced today that another 101 residents of Vredefort in the Free State will receive the title deeds to their homes bringing the total number of transfers completed to date to 3,197…

The plight of the poor should be our focus, not inequality

23 Jan 19   Chris Hattingh
According to Oxfam, a new billionaire was created every two days in 2018. What an incredible, remarkable phenomenon.…

Afro-socialists are the cause of black poverty

16 Jan 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
What did Biko mean when he said this? Did he mean that putting people with a black skin colour in power would automatically solve all our problems?…

Free trade: Guaranteed to make ‘almost everyone’ prosperous

14 Jan 19   Andrew Kenny
There is a very easy way to improve the whole world.…

SA can learn from Uganda’s dire history of expropriation without compensation

14 Jan 19   Mugabi John Socrates
The South African government has signalled its intention to pursue a policy of expropriation without compensation, based in part on the narrative that the minority continues to control and own vast swathes of property to the exclusion of the black ma…