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Media release: Khaya Lam Land Reform Project has effected over 3,000 title deeds since project inception

 17 Oct 18
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam Land Reform Project announced today that 3,059 title deeds to their homes have been presented to recipients since the project began in 2013, at no cost to the new title owners.…

Government wage bill: over bloated and underwhelming

 17 Oct 18
South Africa was once speculated to have a government workforce larger than that of the United States.…

The problem of "fair‐labelling" and insurance

16 Oct 18   Robert W Vivian
We assign labels to things all the time. When you say, “Pass me a pen”, pen is the label we place on an object with which we expect to write words on paper.…

The malign folly of "stakeholder" theory

15 Oct 18   Chris Hattingh
The only social responsibility of business is to use its resources and occupy its energies in the generation of wealth, so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which are to engage in open and free competition, without deception or fraud.…

Media release: Things are worse than they seem: error in World Bank data sees SA slip further in EFW 2018 rankings

11 Oct 18  
South Africa now ranks 110 out of 162 in the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2018 index. It had been reported that SA’s ranking was 94. However, following an error in World Bank data, spotted and investigated by Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Eus…

Media release: South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries measured in the Economic Freedom of the World Report

10 Oct 18  
South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries and territories according to their economic system.…

Less freedom, lower growth: What we should learn from international indices

10 Oct 18   Dr Richard J. Grant
It is a common temptation, in the months before an election, for politicians to promise the moon to those voters they fear might be attracted to the similarly lofty promises of a rival party.…

Stop making laws to which nobody adheres

09 Oct 18   Martin van Staden
The law is supposed to fulfil two important functions in society: protecting people’s persons and property, and conflict avoidance.…

Policymakers, is there no compassion for the unemployed?

05 Oct 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Unemployment has been a national crisis for too long leaving 9.4 million South Africans unemployed.…

Regulating Airbnb encourages anti-competitive behaviour

04 Oct 18   Chris Hattingh
The Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA) has called on government to regulate Airbnb in South Africa.…

The incredible growth of the middle class

03 Oct 18   James Peron
The world is fast approaching an incredible milestone in human development: for the first time in history more than half the world’s population will be middle class.…

International think tank policy dialogue on health, trade and innovation

03 Oct 18   Jasson Urbach
On 25 September think tank leaders from across the globe met in Bogota, Colombia to provide their perspectives on the policies and institutions required to promote and foster innovation in developing countries.…

Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform Project: Mokwallo title deed presentation - 26.09.2018

02 Oct 18   FMF
The presentation of 45 title deeds on 26 September at the Montoedi Hall in Mokwallo, Vredefort by the Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform Project was quite a unique occasion…

Expropriation without compensation is a contradiction in terms

01 Oct 18   Martin van Staden
For better or worse, there is no government in the world that does not possess the power to expropriate the private property of its subjects.…

Who will protect us from our protectors?

27 Sep 18   Eustace Davie
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” is a Latin phrase used by the Roman poet Juvenal, which can be translated to mean “who will protect us from our protectors?”…

Chavismo: The latest socialist failure

26 Sep 18   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The tragedy unfolding in Venezuela serves to prove a point long-settled by the failures of communist China, the USSR, Cambodia, Zimbabwe etc.…

Further into the mire of socialism

25 Sep 18   Chris Hattingh
Reality can be avoided for only so long. The South African economy has slipped into its first technical recession since 2009.…

Another unforeseen payout to SAA?

21 Sep 18   Jasson Urbach
With South African Airways (SAA) back under the magnifying glass for its alleged anti-competitive behaviour will the SA treasury also again be called upon to use taxpayers’ money to assist the ailing national carrier with its turn-around strategy?SAA has already been found guilty of abusing its dominant position. In July…

Media release: Bad faith public participation in EWC hearings a travesty of participatory democracy

20 Sep 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) exclusion from the expropriation without compensation (EWC) parliamentary hearings is an affront to South Africa’s participatory democracy and the land rights struggle.…

Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate

19 Sep 18   Eustace Davie
In 2005, former President Mbeki committed his government to an economic growth target of 6 per cent, but only after 2010.…

How to destroy jobs

17 Sep 18  
Jobs result from economic growth; don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg: Free Market Capitalism…

Media release: Expropriation without compensation will require 75 per cent vote – Professor Robert Vivian

17 Sep 18   FMF Media Release
75% of the National Assembly vote would be required to change the Constitution to allow general expropriation without compensation, not 66% as the ANC and EFF believe, according to Robert Vivian, Professor of Finance and Insurance, Wits School of Eco…