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Data – let each provider decide for themselves

 23 Jun 17
The #DataMustFall campaign has been relatively quiet in recent months, after the flurry of calls for greedy companies such as MTN and Vodacom to do away with a basic, moral tenet of business: making a profit.…

Any tax hurts the poor the most

 22 Jun 17
Low-growth and the resulting decrease in government revenue around the world, but especially in South Africa, has led to increased calls for higher taxes on the rich.…

Business Day column: Benefit deniers and credit takers cling to colonialism debate

21 Jun 17   Leon Louw
Colonialism has benefits. There, I said it. I was not struck by lightning, but I might suffer eternal damnation at the behest of racists consumed by the real or fabricated racism of others.…

The battle of the sectors - public vs private. Where should the focus be?

21 Jun 17   Jasson Urbach
In 2014, the Competition Commission launched the Healthcare Market Inquiry (HMI) into private healthcare after the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, approached them with his “hypothesis” that private healthcare is too costly.…

Media release: Intellectual Property rights under threat in SA

19 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
South Africa needs jobs. Part of the solution lies in fostering a knowledge-based economy to generate growth.…

Media release: Radical criminal justice reform: Decriminalise victimless conduct and keep our judiciary independent

19 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
South Africa is renowned globally for violent crime and rape. Law enforcement in South Africa has a monumental job and the ANC Policy Conference at the end of June rightly has safety and security on its radical transformation agenda.…

FAIS: Debarring representatives violates the Rule of Law

14 Jun 17   Gary Moore
The provision of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act of 2002 (“FAIS”) that vests in employers the power and obligation to banish (“debar”) financial-services representatives from the entire industry, has the effect of discriminating…

Making America great again

14 Jun 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
Liberty is what made the United States of America different from the rest of the world. It was at the core of America’s historical greatness and the fundamental value of its people.…

Economics is certainly no ideology

13 Jun 17   Phumlani M UMajozi
NEO-LIBERALISM” has become a convenient term to ideologise economics, treating it as an “idea” which can be debated and potentially discarded.…

Media release: Radical legal transformation: Embrace Mandela’s rule of law not apartheid arbitrary governance

13 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
South Africa’s democracy is founded on the “supremacy of the constitution and rule of law.”…

Media release: Radical healthcare transformation: Bring healthcare back to the people and away from government

12 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Affordable and quality healthcare is critically important to fight unemployment and poverty and achieve radical economic transformation.…

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

07 Jun 17   Martin van Staden
Freedom of choice flies out the window when so-called ‘bad' choices can summarily be overruled or interfered with by government.…

Media release: FMF, COSATU and the ANCWL agree on taxes – that’s radical

07 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has opposed the idea of a sugar tax since it was first conceived and championed by health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.…

Castro, the darling of the left, created an apartheid hell in Cuba

07 Jun 17   Dr. Yuri Maltsev
I've been to Cuba several times. Everything worth looking at was built either under the Spanish or during the time of former president Batista (including highways, bridges and big universities).…

The rule of Anu and Bel

07 Jun 17   Rex van Schalkwyk
“(And) then Anu and Bel (both gods) called by name me, Hammurabi, The Exalted Prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land.…

Like China, SA can uplift millions out of poverty

07 Jun 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
THE free market is, without a doubt, the best arrangement of economic and societal policies to achieve individual freedom.…

Media release: Education needs radical transformation. Don’t leave our children in the apartheid era

06 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Radical economic transformation (RET) in education should be at the top of President Zuma’s agenda. The latest unemployment figures are testimony not only to a failing economy but to a failed education system that is pouring out unemployable young pe…

Media release: 23 years post-apartheid, South Africa needs to be radical about land reform

02 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Radical economic transformation (RET) means exactly that – a radically different approach to policy. President Zuma puts land reform high on the RET agenda, yet government land policies maintain apartheid era thinking and prevent the real social and…

Minimum wage a danger

02 Jun 17   Jasson Urbach
John Spiropoulos (The minimum wage and the moral economy) expresses concerns about the plight of the poor and high levels of dependency, which I share.…

SABC’s abhorrent demands spell out government’s ill intentions

31 May 17   Martin van Staden
The SABC’s recent shenanigans in Parliament illustrate quite plainly how government perceives its relationship with citizens:…

The first step to growth: Reject pseudo-economics

31 May 17   Martin van Staden
Murray Rothbard, economist and political philosopher, wrote in an essay that there is nothing wrong with being ignorant of economics, given the science’s specialised and often complex nature.…

Business Day column: Far-reaching failures now in urgent need of radical change

31 May 17   Leon Louw
President Jacob Zuma is right, we need radical economic transformation. The reason is simple.…