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Media release: SAA’s own new CEO inadvertently tolls airline’s death knell

 18 Jan 18
New CEO Vuyani Jurana has made a strong case to wind up SAA. In a presentation to Parliament's standing committee on finance late last year,…


Media release: Medical insurance Demarcation Regulations – latest attack on personal freedom by heavy handed state

16 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
Increasing state regulation is an insidious assault on personal freedom as more areas of citizens’ lives are subjected to government interference as a means to achieve government’s ideological ends,” said Leon Louw, Free Market Foundation (FMF) execu…

The minimum wage magic wand

16 Jan 18   Chris Hattingh
Would an accountant worth his salt advocate that the best way to keep a business running is to spend money which you do not have, and when the time comes to balance your books, you simply look the other way?…

Media release: ECA Bill is anti-competitive, unconstitutional and will raise data prices

15 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
The proposed Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill, 2017 is part of the legislation required to implement the Department of Transport and Postal Services’ (DTPS) contentious Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Policy White Paper…

Zuma’s announcement of free higher education is laughable

10 Jan 18   Jessica Canada Wellman
By now everyone has heard President Jacob Zuma’s surprise announcement that students from poor and working-class families will receive grants for free higher education beginning in 2018.…

Think again, ANC members, before you give up your secure property rights protection!

10 Jan 18   Eustace Davie
How do current members of the ANC know what will happen in the future if they remove the strict protection of property rights from the constitution?…

Business Day column: Capitalism raised the alarm about Steinhoff — and did so instantaneously

04 Jan 18  
Socialists like Dali Mpofu dance ecstatically around the witch’s cauldron whenever "corporate corruption" occurs, because it is so rare.…

Be cautious in the regulation of basic education

03 Jan 18   Martin van Staden
Government appears to be intent on centralising the public education system, thereby eliminating educational diversity and innovation.…

A message for Cyril about the 9.422 million unemployed – Just Let Them Work!

21 Dec 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
I address this article to Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected President of the ANC en route to the Presidency of South Africa.…

Substantive equality cannot override formal equality

20 Dec 17   Martin van Staden
It is now well-accepted in South African constitutional jurisprudence that the Constitution’s guarantee of equality in section 9 is not merely concerned with ‘formal’ equality (equality at law), but endorses a notion of ‘substantive’ equality.…

The NHI is morally bankrupt

18 Dec 17   Chris Hattingh
The National Health Insurance (NHI) system has yet to be fully implemented. Its premise is the seemingly noble plan to ensure all South Africans are provided with essential quality health care, regardless of who they are, poor or rich.…

It may be necessary but is it empirical?

14 Dec 17   Jasson Urbach
The long-awaited draft intellectual property policy from the Department of Trade and Industry contains several key reforms, including the introduction of a substantive search-and-examination system for patent applications.…

Is it freedom or is it dom?

14 Dec 17   Jasson Urbach
How serious is government about wanting South Africans to become healthier and wealthier and for everyone to have access to a high-quality healthcare system?…

The intellectual property policy requires a "workable" compulsory licensing system

14 Dec 17   Jasson Urbach
The long-awaited Draft Intellectual Property (IP) Policy, recently published by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), proposes several key reforms to South Africa’s IP policy.…

How government failed to privatise Eskom

13 Dec 17   Nicholas Woode-Smith
Government is preventing the private sector from being a solution to South Africa’s rising poverty and declining economy, despite the protestations of policy-makers and bureaucrats.…

Business Day column: Catastrophic jobless rate warrants institution of state of emergency

13 Dec 17   Leon Louw
SA’s unemployment rate is so catastrophic that a state of emergency should be declared.…

Tomorrow it is likely to be your turn to have a freedom you value curtailed

13 Dec 17   Leon Louw
In a democratic society, can government collude with citizens to abuse and undermine the freedoms ordinary South Africans died to ensure? Unfortunately, it can.…

Business Day column: Best way for the state to deal with spectrum is to get out of the way

13 Dec 17   Leon Louw
Data must fall. Not because regulators and do-gooders say so, but because of "market forces".…

Parliament’s surrendering of power to bureaucrats jeopardises democracy

07 Dec 17   Martin van Staden
Did you know that when you drive 140 in a 120 km/h zone, you are not ‘breaking the law’, at least not directly?…

The truth about South Africa’s mass unemployment

06 Dec 17   Eustace Davie
I have a vision of millions of people, with new hope in their hearts, knocking on doors, saying “I am exempt from the labour laws. Here is my exemption certificate to prove it.…

Failure to respect constitutional rights causes mass unemployment

06 Dec 17   Eustace Davie
South Africa’s unemployed people are subjected to the appalling indignity of being denied the right to negotiate freely with potential employers who, in turn, are prevented by the labour laws from employing them on mutually agreeable terms.…