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SA history of disrespect for property rights

 20 Jun 18
Tragedies, such as legislated racism and disrespect for individual and property rights are generally manufactured by individuals with malign political intentions.…

Gauteng government is undermining constitutional democracy

 19 Jun 18
Some in government believe that they were given carte blanche when they were elected.…

Trump was right, South Africa is a 'crime ridden mess'

18 Jun 18   Phumlani M UMajozi
It was horror at the Alexandra Community Health Centre two weeks ago when an unknown group of men armed with knives stormed the clinic and attacked a patient, stabbing him to death in full view of other patients and staff.…

Media release: Violation of the Rule of Law gave SA the Guptas and Zuma corruption

18 Jun 18   FMF Media Release
The Rule of Law (RoL) protects citizens from abuse of power and corruption by politicians and officials and safeguards individual rights and liberty.…

Violations of the Rule of Law undermine the Political Party Funding Bill

13 Jun 18   Martin van Staden
The Political Party Funding Bill appears to be well on its way to becoming law in South Africa. Its intention to shed light on the identity of those who fund political parties is noble, and arguably essential in a free and just society.…

Blame political elite for poverty and lack of economic freedom

13 Jun 18   Martin van Staden
There has been much talk recently about the "inadequacy" of SA’s 1994 political transition, which led to the 1996 Constitution.…

Media release: FMF Executive Director, Leon Louw, welcomes CEO Vuyani Jarana’s acceptance of his wager that SAA cannot be saved

12 Jun 18   FMF Media Release
“I’m thrilled that Mr Jarana has accepted my wager,” said Leon Louw, Executive Director of the Free Market Foundation (FMF). “…

Politicians approve economically disastrous and unconstitutional NMW

06 Jun 18   Eustace Davie
The politicians who approved the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill appear to believe that they live in an Alice in Wonderland world in which they have been issued with “magic wands” that enable them to adopt legislation and regulations that do good wi…

Media release: FMF’s executive director Leon Louw issues wager to SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana – R100K to charity if SAA profitable by 2021

04 Jun 18   FMF Media Release
Leon Louw, executive director of the Free Market Foundation (FMF) is willing to wager SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana R100,000 that his three-year turnaround plan will not work and that by 31 March 2021…

Drug makers slapped with a backlog fee

04 Jun 18   Jasson Urbach
The newly formed South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) – successor to the apartheid-era and largely dysfunctional Medicines Control Council (MCC)…

Media release: SAA hiding behind “commercially sensitive information” – hearings must not evade public’s right to know

01 Jun 18   FMF Media Release
The FMF is dismayed and disturbed by media reports that future briefings by SAA to Parliament may be behind closed doors starting with next week on 7 June.…

Reinforcing the rand

30 May 18   Luke Muller
The invention of money allowed people to replace their original system of trade, which was barter. Instead of swapping one good or service for another, the creation of money allowed people to buy what they wanted on credit.…

Media release: From nanny state to the nation’s baby sitter

30 May 18   FMF Media Release
The World Health Organisation (WHO), made up of unelected well-paid bureaucrats, and the SA government are determined to protect you from yourself whether you want them to or not.…

Media release: Young people and families hit hardest by gap cover limitations

29 May 18   FMF Media Release
An unintended, but serious consequence of government’s drive to introduce NHI is that young adults and families will be hit the hardest.…

Media release: Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is a betrayal of the struggle

25 May 18   FMF Media Release
“Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is a betrayal of the struggle and the most ominious reversal on the road to true liberation for black South Africans since apartheid.…

Snake in the grass with Joburg housing policy

23 May 18   Martin van Staden
Something all politically-conscious South Africans often forget is that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.…

Media release: New Tobacco Bill anti-poor and racist; impact assessment missing

22 May 18   FMF Media Release
The FMF continues to be a strong voice frequently heard in the media against draconian anti-tobacco legislation and, specifically, the recently published Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, 2018 – the Tobacco Bill.…

Lessons from Air India

21 May 18   Chris Hattingh
At the end of March, it was revealed that Air India’s employees would be given stock options after the airline is privatised.…

Six myths about the land question that must be exposed

18 May 18   Mark Oppenheimer
Parliament plans to change the property clause in our constitution to allow the state to expropriate land without compensation.…

Aaron Motsoaledi is crippling SA’s ability to train enough doctors

18 May 18   Jasson Urbach
Is anyone surprised that the programme that trains South Africans as doctors in Cuba has been a catastrophic failure?…

Media release: Give Eskom – nothing – and certainly not R67 billion

17 May 18   FMF Media Release
National energy regulator Nersa should grant power utility Eskom ‘nothing’ until costs have been prudently and efficiently determined.…

No reason for government to be involved in personal electricity generation

16 May 18   Chris Hattingh
The draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation published by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) state that every form of home electricity generation – including solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels and backup generat…