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Afro-socialists are the cause of black poverty

 16 Jan 19
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?…


Voices Exploring the constitutional definition of hate speech

14 Jan 19   Martin van Staden
The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crime and Hate Speech Bill is likely to become law during 2019.…

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…

Right to compensation central to protecting human rights

09 Jan 19   Martin van Staden
Government’s push to water down the constitutional protection for property rights in South Africa by amending the Constitution should shock everyone of whatever race or socio-economic background.…

Is multilingualism the silver bullet?

02 Jan 19   Dr Dioné Harley
The Apartheid government’s Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974 forced black schools to integrate Afrikaans as a language of instruction.…

Easing the licensing process will lessen the burden on government

26 Dec 18   James Peron
Michael O’Brien, 17, went in for a driver’s test. The testing official failed him when the fuel light came on 23 minutes after the test started. O’Brien wasn’t happy and filed a complaint.…

Voucherising education to benefit low income communities

19 Dec 18   Sindile Vabaza
In the 2016-2017 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, South Africa's primary education system was rated 126th out of 138 countries.…

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

18 Dec 18   Leon Louw
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   Jasson Urbach
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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…