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Business Day column: Let us bust the myths and not believe the nonsense in 2017

20 Dec 16
Since this is my last 2016 column, I was asked by the government to wish readers a joyless festive season and unhappy new year.…

Media release: Concerned organisations submit joint comment on the draft Liquor Amendment Bill

01 Dec 16
A joint comment on the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill was submitted by the following organisations to the DTI Director-General on Wednesday, November 30…

Business Day column: Spare us the farcical forums and pretend policy powwows

30 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Farcical "workshops", "consultations", "seminars" and "indabas" parade as compliance with the constitutional requirement that laws and policies must be preceded and influenced by public participation.…

Business Day column: Beware the ‘fascist incest fest’ that will be the WHO’s COP7 tobacco meeting

09 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Who is WHO? Because of the answer, you should adopt the "brace position" suggested by airlines before a crash.…

Business Day column: Beware the ‘fascist incest fest’ that will be the WHO’s COP7 tobacco meeting

09 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Who is WHO? Because of the answer, you should adopt the "brace position" suggested by airlines before a crash.…

The rise of illicit tobacco

07 Nov 16   Roger Bate
The World Health Organization meets next week in Washington DC and will discuss the rise of illicit cigarettes, which are increasingly caused by WHO efforts against smoking.…

Media release: FMF challenges the DTI to name one legal liquor outlet under the draft liquor bill

21 Oct 16   FMF Media Release
Did you know that the draft Liquor Amendment Bill, which gives teeth to the DTI’s National Liquor Policy, might outlaw all liquor outlets?…

Consumers’ constitutional right to dignity is being eroded

31 Aug 16  
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is planning to rob you of your ability to make your own lifestyle choices as a free adult.…

Big Brother is watching you

02 Aug 16   Joe Louw
Big Brother is watching you. Do not despair. You do not have to make decisions for yourself anymore: Big Brother will do it for you. In 1949, in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell predicted a totalitarian state with continuous mass surveill…

Business Day column: Anti-tobacco fanaticism threatens every aspect of your life and liberty

08 Jun 16   Leon Louw
MAY 31 was World No Freedom Day. World Health Organisation (WHO) propaganda disguised it as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)…

The unintended consequences of criminalising young adult drinking

08 Jun 16   James Peron
American politicians decided it would be a good idea to force all of the states to increase their minimum drinking age to 21, from 18. No doubt they thought it would start a trend and reduce the negative consequences of misusing alcohol.…

Media release: World No Tobacco Day

31 May 16   FMF Media Release
Today, 31 May is ‘World No Tobacco Day’ when the anti-tobacco lobby including the World Health Organisation (WHO) will call for greater legislation and controls on tobacco consumption and for plain packaging on tobacco products.…

World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2016 – FOCUS: Consumers

30 May 16   FMF Media Release
“Consumers, by definition, include us all. They are the largest economic group in the economy, affecting and affected by almost every public economic decision ... they are the only important group ... whose views are often not heard.”…

TOBACCO PLAIN PACKAGING – focus of WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

30 May 16   FMF
“Why do kids need nannies? Because there are certain things which they can’t do for themselves. They need someone to take care of them. We are playing that role…”…

Business Day column: Bureaucrats drunk with power behind absurd idea to raise legal drinking age

25 May 16   Leon Louw
POWER is intoxicating. Being drunk with power is more dangerous than drunk driving.…

The Minimum Legal Drinking Age: A “political imperative”

18 May 16   Free Market Foundation
In 2015, when the Department of Trade & Industry made public its draft National Liquor Policy (NOTICE 446 OF 2015),…