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Data – let each provider decide for themselves

 23 Jun 17
The #DataMustFall campaign has been relatively quiet in recent months, after the flurry of calls for greedy companies such as MTN and Vodacom to do away with a basic, moral tenet of business: making a profit.…

Business Day column: Benefit deniers and credit takers cling to colonialism debate

 21 Jun 17
Colonialism has benefits. There, I said it. I was not struck by lightning, but I might suffer eternal damnation at the behest of racists consumed by the real or fabricated racism of others.…

Media release: Intellectual Property rights under threat in SA

19 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
South Africa needs jobs. Part of the solution lies in fostering a knowledge-based economy to generate growth.…

Economics is certainly no ideology

13 Jun 17   Phumlani M UMajozi
NEO-LIBERALISM” has become a convenient term to ideologise economics, treating it as an “idea” which can be debated and potentially discarded.…

Like China, SA can uplift millions out of poverty

07 Jun 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
THE free market is, without a doubt, the best arrangement of economic and societal policies to achieve individual freedom.…

The first step to growth: Reject pseudo-economics

31 May 17   Martin van Staden
Murray Rothbard, economist and political philosopher, wrote in an essay that there is nothing wrong with being ignorant of economics, given the science’s specialised and often complex nature.…

Media release: Johannesburg hosts Africa Liberty Forum – a first for South Africa

22 May 17   FMF Media Release
This week on 24 and 25 May in Johannesburg, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) together with US organisations *Atlas Network and sponsor The John Templeton Foundation, will host the Africa Liberty Forum,…

Business Day column: Why intellectuals fall for extreme estimate of global inequality

17 May 17   Leon Louw
What is it with Leon Louw and his columns trashing estimates of global inequality," asks Roger Southall (Oxfam rant a Louw point, May 3).…

Take advice from Deng Xiaoping and Nelson Mandela on economic growth

10 May 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
For the achievement of individual freedom, being compatible with human nature and conduct in pursuit of lofty socioeconomic goals and happiness and based on empirical evidence, the free market is, without a doubt, the best arrangement of economic and…

Higher economic freedom lifts up the poor

09 May 17   Jasson Urbach
OXFAM’S motto is “the power of people against poverty”.…

Media release: President Zuma is right! We need Radical Economic Transformation

08 May 17  
President Jacob Zuma is right! We do need radical economic transformation (RET) and the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has been advocating such policies for over 40 years.…

How we can restore the foundations of liberty

03 May 17   Chris Hattingh
The case for freedom is grounded in the nature of man, not in “self-evident truths” or “God-given rights”.…

Time for South Africans to live and let live

26 Apr 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
The country’s economic junk status is a direct result of policy intransigence.…

Media release: Free Market Foundation joins with global think tank alliance to call on policymakers to support global trade

13 Apr 17   Jasson Urbach
JOHANNESBURG – The Free Market Foundation (FMF) today joined with other members of the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance to call on the Zuma administration and policymakers worldwide to defend and support the global trading system,…

Business Day column: Zuma: a terrorist to some, beyond reproach according to others

13 Apr 17   Leon Louw
Is President Jacob Zuma a terrorist? Maybe, according to legal expert Ivan Herselman.…

Liberated minds, liberated people

29 Mar 17   Chris Hattingh
On 21 March, South Africans celebrated Human Rights Day, enjoying a day off work and reflecting on what progress the country has made since the fall of the Apartheid government and our first democratic elections in 1994.…

Business Day column: ICT policy matters because the internet will be everything

28 Mar 17   Leon Louw
Spats about facts can be confusing. Communications Minister Siyabonga Cwele, for instance, accused me of being "wrong" about the formulation of incredibly important telecommunications policy.…

Government can and should lower data prices but not by strangling the industry

25 Mar 17   Martin van Staden
President Jacob Zuma’s announcement in his State of the Nation Address – directed to “the youth,” no less – that government has prioritised the lowering of data prices, should immediately have raised our scepticism about the viability of his claim.…

Media release: To nationalise or compromise? Minister Cwele’s dilemma on ICT policy

22 Mar 17   Free Market Foundation
To borrow from Shakespeare, nationalisation by any other name is still nationalisation, and government taking assets held in private hands without consent or compensation is still expropriation.…

Taxi drivers call for higher consumer prices

15 Mar 17   Chris Hattingh
On 10 March, the metered taxi drivers took to the streets of Johannesburg and severely impacted traffic to and from O R Tambo International Airport.…

Media release: Impact Assessments keep politicians honest – perhaps why ministers avoid them?

13 Mar 17   Free Market Foundation
Socio Economic Impact Assessments (SEIAs) should be high on the news agenda.…