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Another unforeseen payout to SAA?

 21 Sep 18
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
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…

How to provide responsibly for expropriation without compensation

17 Sep 18   Martin van Staden
If the Constitution is to be amended to provide for expropriation without compensation (EWC) – something South Africans of all stripes should oppose in principle – there are either safer or more dangerous ways to go about it.…

We all benefit from freedom

12 Sep 18   James Peron
One of the oddities of freedom is we all benefit from freedom we are unable to utilise ourselves. There are many things, for instance, that I am free to do but which I am unable to do.…

African Excellence: Ethiopian Airlines leads the way

11 Sep 18   Chris Hattingh
Ethiopian Airlines stands as a bastion of success above an African landscape of failed state-owned entities.…

SAA must be euthanised to put us out of our misery

07 Sep 18   Ivo Vegter
South Africa does not need a national flag carrier to carry jet-setters and politicians.…

Title deeds are simply a means to an end – security of property rights

South Africa has a history of denying property rights, especially to the poor and vulnerable.…

Media release: Rein in government to end recession

06 Sep 18   FMF Media Release
The causes of South Africa’s economic woes are domestic and invariably emanate from policy decisions.…

Reduce corruption by reducing discretion

05 Sep 18   Martin van Staden
South Africa and other societies spend untold millions on combating the scourge of corruption. Conferences are held on how to fight it more effectively and entire academic fields are dedicated to analysing it.…

Apple and value creation

04 Sep 18   Chris Hattingh
Ann Crotty, in the Financial Mail (The price we pay for Apple’s greed, 16/08/2018) paints Apple as a blight upon our civilization, an entity that only takes and gives nothing in return.…

Population explosion: Is the end nigh?

03 Sep 18   James Peron
Paul Ehrlich says the collapse of civilization is a “near certainty” within decades – again. Well, given how awful his track record has been, I’m happy to hear it.…

Die NGV en die aanslag op ons Vryheid

30 Aug 18   Chris Hattingh
Hoe meer mag die staat het, hoe minder vryheid het die individu. Een van die grootste aanvalle nog op individuele vryheid kom in die vorm van die Nasionale Gesondheidsversekering (NGV).…

EWC is an assault on the constitutional right to dignity

Land dispossession was commonplace in pre-democratic South Africa. People were kicked off their land because past regimes had no regard for individual property rights.…

Affirmative action: It’s time to up the ante in constitutional discourse

29 Aug 18  
In “The Rule of Law vs the Constitution” (7 August 2018) Sydney Kaye writes of how the Constitution of South Africa itself falls foul of its own commitment to the supremacy of the Rule of Law, as expressed in section 1(c) of the text.…

Media release: HMI report says nothing new but careful timing supports Motsoaledi’s contentious NHI Bill

28 Aug 18   FMF Media Release
The preliminary findings of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into the private healthcare sector, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill have all been published for public comment.…

The land fetish

28 Aug 18   James Peron
Doctors are the hardest people in the world to control.…

Media release: SAA & SAX merger – two losses don’t make a profit

27 Aug 18  
Is the proposed merger between loss making South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express (SAX) a marriage made in hell brokered by SA banks?…

Alternatives to the NHI

24 Aug 18   Jasson Urbach
The Department of Health’s Dr Anban Pillay has slammed the Free Market Foundation (FMF) for criticising the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and has requested that we submit reasons why we believe the government’s proposed NHI scheme will not wor…

Media release: Parliamentary deference to executive bills a cause for concern

24 Aug 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) notes with concern a report on legislative performance that shows that Parliament has acquiesced to the executive branch of government substituting Parliament as law-maker and to giving it parliamentary rubber-stamps…