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NHI – What is the Union Mandate?

 19 Jul 18
Cosatu has been vocal in their support for NHI, even calling for the head of Aaron Motsoaledi as Minister of Health for his implementation delays.…

Media release: Banks need to justify to the poor why they are bailing out SAA

 18 Jul 18
The recent announcement by minister Pravin Gordhan that, at the request of state owned enterprises (SOEs), the banks will “help” SOEs with more funding and additional unspecified assistance, raises serious questions.…

Did parliament intend to introduce a fake minimum wage “exemption”?

18 Jul 18   Eustace Davie
Is the exemption from the National Minimum Wage (NMW) provided for in the legislation deliberately and seditiously being torpedoed by bureaucrats, or did government all along intend to be harsh in its approach to low-income individual and small-firm…

How about private-run education facilities to train doctors in South Africa

18 Jul 18   Jasson Urbach
Is anyone surprised that the programme which trains South Africans as doctors in Cuba has been a catastrophic failure? According to Business Day,…

Liberty is the source of human progress

17 Jul 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Promoting his seminal book, South Africa’s war against Capitalism, the economist Professor Walter Williams averred that “The solution to South Africa’s problems is not special programmes, it’s not affirmative action, it’s not handouts, and it’s not w…

Here’s how you lower the fuel price

10 Jul 18   Martin van Staden
The African National Congress and President Cyril Ramaphosa appear determined to lower the fuel price – in the midst of raising it – with Business Tech reporting that government is “actively seeking ways” to find a solution to the problem.…

Media release: Scrap the telecoms bill and revert to existing Act

10 Jul 18  
ICT provides the framework and infrastructure for every aspect of mobile technological communications. It is the backbone of the economy and a chief driver of transformation. The affordability and quality of data depends on getting this right…

Media release: SAA myths being peddled to delay the inevitable closure

09 Jul 18  
Three myths are taking hold in the media and among other commentators as to why SAA cannot be closed down.…

Malema – leave the South African Reserve Bank alone

04 Jul 18   Richard Grant
Recent calls to “nationalise” the South African Reserve Bank imply that the Bank is a private entity ...…

Proposed IT law vague and confusing

03 Jul 18   Martin van Staden
When a law is sufficiently vague and no reasonable person can make head or tail of what it means or what its implications are, that law fails to live up to the legality standard contained in section 1(c) of the Constitution.…

Do SA a favour: Close down SAA and pay all staff one year’s retrenchment package. Bargain!

28 Jun 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
There is much hype and little logic in the hysteria surrounding what to do with SAA. A national asset? A flag carrier?…

Open skies over South Africa

27 Jun 18   Chris Hattingh
Israel approved the ‘Open Skies’ agreement with the European Union in 2013. The goals were to increase the number of foreign airlines operating in the country, expand the number of routes served, lower fares and stimulate tourism.…

Media release: Never again – property rights must be protected

25 Jun 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Rule of Law Project has responded to the Constitutional review committee and made a submission on the resolution for Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC) 2018, which seeks to change Section 25 of the Constitutio…

SA history of disrespect for property rights

20 Jun 18   Eustace Davie
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   Martin van Staden
Some in government believe that they were given carte blanche when they were elected.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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…