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HISTORY SERIES: FMF marches in support of informal business

 14 May 18
The ghost of Hendrik Verwoerd must be walking through Sandton with a broad grin on his face, says Leon Louw, of the Free Market Foundation and the Informal Business Forum.…

Political correctness is supposed to protect me, but I reject its censorship

 10 May 18
Freedom of expression and individual liberty are prerequisites for a free, open and equal society as promised in the constitution, yet this freedom is always in a precarious position in any society, especially in South Africa. It requires eternal vig…

HISTORY SERIES: 1975 - introducing the FMF

07 May 18  
FMF founded 1975 to promote free market economics…

HISTORY SERIES: 1978 - Friedrich Hayek visit to South Africa

07 May 18  
Friedrich Hayek spent 28 days in South Africa in 1978 promoting free market economics…

Media release: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: “Here lies the drug to coagulate the blood of the bleeding nation…”

10 Apr 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation is saddened by the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with whom executive director Leon Louw and his family had a personal relationship.…

Media release: Oxfam or Oxscam? Inequality propoganda exposed

16 Feb 18   FMF Media Release
“Oxfam should be renamed Oxscam as they disseminate false news and failed ideological propaganda, and promote policies that, contrary to their stated goals, maximise poverty and inequality and minimise prosperity for all.…

Oxfam cares about the rich not the poor

07 Feb 18   Andrew Kenny
Oxfam, a rich charity based in London, must surely qualify as the biggest hypocrite on Earth and, worse, offers only policies that will harm the poor.…

Media release: Oxfam’s latest report is dangerous and intellectually dishonest

23 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
The international charity, Oxfam, is calling on governments to “end extreme wealth” and further intervene in the business of wealth-producing entrepreneurs to reduce inequality.…

Zuma’s announcement of free higher education is laughable

10 Jan 18   Jessica Canada Wellman
By now everyone has heard President Jacob Zuma’s surprise announcement that students from poor and working-class families will receive grants for free higher education beginning in 2018.…

Be cautious in the regulation of basic education

03 Jan 18   Martin van Staden
Government appears to be intent on centralising the public education system, thereby eliminating educational diversity and innovation.…

South Africa is repeating the mistakes of apartheid

17 Oct 17   Martin van Staden
After the end of Apartheid in 1994, nobody would have guessed that South Africa would be making many of the same mistakes as the Apartheid regime only two decades later, from censoring speech to violating agricultural property rights.…

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

31 Aug 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
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).…