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Affirmative action and socio-economic challenges – what are the solutions?

 31 Aug 17
South Africa’s ostensibly intractable socio-economic problems are a consequence of government policy, whether deliberate or unintentional.…

South Africa’s social investment story

 25 Aug 17
This article by Paul Pereira mentions the seminal CSI work of Michael O’Dowd who was the Chairman of the Free Market Foundation’s board between 1978 and 2005, and one of the intellectual driving forces of anti-Apartheid classical liberalism in South…

LETTER: Party mimics Nat policies

07 Aug 17   Jasson Urbach
Should we feign surprise at Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba using taxpayer money for the latest, no-strings-attached R2.3bn bail-out to South African Airways (SAA)?…

Radical economic transformation hobbled by intrusive and excessive regulation

05 Jul 17   Dr Gerrit Sandrock
The South African insurance industry is an Oligopoly. That is, a market structure similar to a monopoly, but in which a small number of companies has the majority of market share.…

Media Q&A: RET: Critical media questions for the ANC Policy Conference

03 Jul 17  
Radical economic transformation (RET) must happen. For over 40 years the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has been promoting real radical economic transformation and a fundamental deviation from South Africa’s mainstream economic policies.…

Media release: Radical criminal justice reform: Decriminalise victimless conduct and keep our judiciary independent

19 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
South Africa is renowned globally for violent crime and rape. Law enforcement in South Africa has a monumental job and the ANC Policy Conference at the end of June rightly has safety and security on its radical transformation agenda.…

Making America great again

14 Jun 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
Liberty is what made the United States of America different from the rest of the world. It was at the core of America’s historical greatness and the fundamental value of its people.…

Media release: Radical legal transformation: Embrace Mandela’s rule of law not apartheid arbitrary governance

13 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
South Africa’s democracy is founded on the “supremacy of the constitution and rule of law.”…

Media release: Radical healthcare transformation: Bring healthcare back to the people and away from government

12 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Affordable and quality healthcare is critically important to fight unemployment and poverty and achieve radical economic transformation.…

Media release: FMF, COSATU and the ANCWL agree on taxes – that’s radical

07 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has opposed the idea of a sugar tax since it was first conceived and championed by health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.…

Castro, the darling of the left, created an apartheid hell in Cuba

07 Jun 17   Dr. Yuri Maltsev
I've been to Cuba several times. Everything worth looking at was built either under the Spanish or during the time of former president Batista (including highways, bridges and big universities).…

Media release: Education needs radical transformation. Don’t leave our children in the apartheid era

06 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Radical economic transformation (RET) in education should be at the top of President Zuma’s agenda. The latest unemployment figures are testimony not only to a failing economy but to a failed education system that is pouring out unemployable young pe…

Media release: 23 years post-apartheid, South Africa needs to be radical about land reform

02 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Radical economic transformation (RET) means exactly that – a radically different approach to policy. President Zuma puts land reform high on the RET agenda, yet government land policies maintain apartheid era thinking and prevent the real social and…

Business Day column: Far-reaching failures now in urgent need of radical change

31 May 17   Leon Louw
President Jacob Zuma is right, we need radical economic transformation. The reason is simple.…

SA is at a political crossroads

31 May 17   Jasson Urbach
‘Every nation gets the government it deserves”. So wrote the 18th century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre. South Africa is at a critical crossroads in its political history.…

SABC’s abhorrent demands spell out government’s ill intentions

31 May 17   Martin van Staden
The SABC’s recent shenanigans in Parliament illustrate quite plainly how government perceives its relationship with citizens:…

Media release: “Amandla! Awethu!” means power to the people, not government – it’s time to decentralise!

30 May 17   FMF Media Release
“Amandla! Awethu!” means power to the people – not government. Government may be calling for radical economic transformation (RET), yet its actions and policies perpetuate apartheid era thinking.…

Media release: For radical economic transformation in energy, adopt the 1998 White Paper

26 May 17   FMF Media Release
In almost every sector of the South African economy, radical economic transformation (RET) is urgently required.…

Media release: Yes – introduce radical economic transformation in labour policy and help 9 million unemployed

26 May 17   FMF Media Release
Nine million people in South Africa need real radical economic transformation (RET) to eradicate the failed economic policies that have condemned them to unemployment and severely retarded South Africa’s growth.…

Media release: Radical economic transformation means South Africans keep and control their own money

23 May 17   FMF Media Release
Radical economic transformation should mean exactly that – radical action. The ANC talks of radicalism but perhaps because it has yet to set out what this really means, it continues to promote policies that perpetuate apartheid era thinking.…

Media release: ANC Conference must reject ICT White Paper and Hate Speech Bill for South Africa to drop Apartheidesque communications policy

22 May 17   Free Market Foundation
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) considers communications a crucial aspect of public policy to get right, as it is the medium by which all other civil engagement takes place.…

Media release: Lessons from 1987 Dakar Conference must be revisited to save South Africa

22 May 17   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) co-founder and executive director Leon Louw is honoured to be participating in the 30-year Dakar Conference commemorations taking place in South Africa and proud to have played a role in an event widely credited as th…