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Boycott South African Airways (SAA). Here’s why

 18 Dec 18
It is your patriotic duty to do so. If you are unpatriotic, it is your ethical duty. If you are unethical, it is your familial duty. If you have no family, it is your selfish duty. If you are a selfless hermit, fly SAA.…

Private sector is best hope to train new doctors, nurses

 12 Dec 18
The South Africa-Cuba medical doctor programme has been a catastrophic failure, yet the South African government continues to send medical students to the despotic island nation and to place Cuban trained doctors in South African hospitals and clinic…

Government hubris leaves South Africans in the dark

12 Dec 18   Chris Hattingh
Industry grinds to a halt. Traffic stands gridlocked. Lights in dangerous areas go out. People sit in the dark. Whereas Christmas should usher in a time of jovial spirit, this December once again brings in load-shedding for South Africans.…

The National Minimum Wage – a toxic, destructive instrument

12 Dec 18   Eustace Davie
The National Minimum Wage (NMW), signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 November, is set to harm a great many unfortunate people who currently earn incomes well below the NMW, and the many more who earn zero.…

Media release: Khaya Lam Land Reform Project brings joy to township residents this festive season

11 Dec 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam Land Reform Project announced today that another 60 residents of Tumahole in the Free State will receive the title deeds to their homes bringing the total number of transfers completed to date to 3,361.…

Momentum’s monumental mistake and the perils of mob-rule

06 Dec 18   Robert W Vivian
The executives of Momentum insurance appeared recently to have been coerced under popular pressure into making payment of a void policy, thereby upending over 250 years of sound global application of the common law.…

Draft “Bank Resolution” Bill is vague and violates the rule of law

05 Dec 18   Gary Moore
The draft Bill aimed at shoring up struggling banks violates the rule of law by authorising unequal treatment without identifying objective differences to justify it.…

The fundamental reason for belief in socialism

04 Dec 18   Andrew Kenny
Here is a simple question that will tell you whether you believe in capitalism, communism or socialism.…

SA’s daft electricity policy: 7 myths debunked, including ‘green power’

03 Dec 18   Leon Louw
The government is currently deciding South Africa’s long-term electricity policy.…

Black Friday: A celebration of economic freedom

Today is the latest iteration of the Black Friday phenomenon, with ordinary people rushing to store to cash in on the best deals, spending their hard-earned money.…

Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds will cause illegitimacy

03 Dec 18   Martin van Staden
Removing the right to compensation when expropriating property that is currently contained in section 25 of the Constitution, will be a lethal blow to the legitimacy and stability of our constitutional order if done under present conditions.…

The Ingonyama Trust should keep its promises and entrench property rights

During the opening of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders in 2016 in Ulundi, the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, said that people who live on Ingonyama Trust land would start receiving title deeds.…

To prosper, ensure a free economy (it worked for Mauritius)

28 Nov 18   Jasson Urbach
According to the latest, annual Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) report, SA’s economic freedom ranking has declined dramatically from 46th position in 2000 to 110th this year…

Economic growth and freedom the key ingredients for transformation

27 Nov 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Freedom is the most important human right. Over the years, people of all nationalities, races and cultures have always migrated from oppressive regimes to countries where they enjoy greater freedom.…

Who invented the term ‘capitalism’ and why

26 Nov 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
The economic system known as “capitalism” is the only system that guarantees every individual their personal liberty.…

Media release: Johann Rupert sponsors 70 Title Deeds in Aberdeen

21 Nov 18   FMF Media Release
On 16 November, 70 residents of the Karoo town of Aberdeen walked into the presentation hall as tenants and out as home owners, with full freehold title made possible by the generosity of businessman Johann Rupert and his wife Gaynor who are signific…

SAA – more of the same mistakes promises more of the same hardships

21 Nov 18   James Peron
There is a humorous saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”…

Media release: Government thinks review of just 0.01 percent of submissions is sufficient to change S25 of Constitution

20 Nov 18  
To consider the fundamental question of whether to change S 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC), it appears that the Constitutional Review Committee studied just 0.01% of the public submissions, if that.…

Media release: FMF International Conference: Expropriation without Compensation (EWC)

20 Nov 18   FMF Media Release
Today 20 and tomorrow 21 November, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) is hosting a two-day conference focusing on achieving land reform without undermining property rights.…

Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC rethink on EWC

14 Nov 18   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
It is a well-known fact that the ANC sees itself not primarily as a ruling party but rather as a movement.…

Are supporters of EWC doing their part?

13 Nov 18   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
This is interesting in the context of Ramaphosa’s speech at the 8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture where he said "We cannot speak of true freedom when 10% of the population has more wealth than 90% combined" as reported on News24.…

Media release: No to Expropriation Without Compensation

13 Nov 18  
The ANC is playing a dangerous political game in forcing through its policy of changing the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC) and party members supporting this should be very clear about the consequences.…