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The problem of "fair‐labelling" and insurance

 16 Oct 18
We assign labels to things all the time. When you say, “Pass me a pen”, pen is the label we place on an object with which we expect to write words on paper.…

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

 30 May 18
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: 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.…

Media release: Small business dismisses new tobacco Bill as war against the poor

15 May 18   FMF Media Release
A coalition of 14 associations, representing over 1.3 million South Africans working in the restaurant, tavern and hospitality industry, and in small business, have written to government to voice their collective dismay over the extreme measures prop…

Media release: Plain packaging: Five years of failure! An open letter to WHO Director Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus

22 Mar 18   FMF Media Release
“Five Years of Failure!” That’s the message a global coalition of 62 think tanks and rights advocates are sending to the new WHO Director Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus in reference to the plain packaging policy the organization continues to promote.…

Angels and demons and the draconian liquor amendment bill

19 Mar 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Liquor is such a demonised product. It is advocated almost as a lethal poison that evil-minded producers and retailers would wish to administer.…

Raising the drinking age is condescending and tyrannical; doesn’t work either

07 Mar 18   Martin van Staden
Government appears intent on steaming ahead with the Liquor Amendment Bill, which will, among other things, raise the legal drinking age from 18 to 21.…