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Rule by bureaucrats – sidestepping democracy

22 December 2015
The separation of powers (SOP) doctrine is one of the most entrenched elements of the modern state, from thriving democracies to tyrannical dictatorships.…

Rule by bureaucrats – sidestepping democracy

22 December 2015
The separation of powers (SOP) doctrine is one of the most entrenched elements of the modern state, from thriving democracies to tyrannical dictatorships.…

To make an industrialist

15 Dec 15   Rex van Schalkwyk
How does one make an industrialist, if the industrialist does not make himself?…

Media release: Second anniversary of FMF labour challenge

10 Dec 15   FMF Media Release
FMF Media Release 5 March 2015 Second Anniversary of FMF Labour Challenge and #justletmework campaign Today, 5 March 2015, is exactly two years since the launch of the Free Market Foundation’s constitutional challenge to a single yet devastating word in Section 32 of the Labour Relations Act. This clause says the Minister of…

Media release: Second anniversary of FMF labour challenge

10 Dec 15   FMF Media Release
Today, 5 March 2015, is exactly two years since the launch of the Free Market Foundation’s constitutional challenge to a single yet devastating word in Section 32 of the Labour Relations Act.…

Jobs for the jobless

10 Dec 15   Eustace Davie
Government and the unions are discussing a national minimum wage that, if implemented, will substantially increase the total number of unemployed people in this country. With the current total now at 8.7 million (a new high), it is time to remind government about the proposal put forward in the bookJobs…

Currency wars, again - Globe Asia - March 2015

10 Dec 15   Steve H Hanke
“The specter of currency wars rises like a phoenix once again. This time around, most of the warriors reside in Washington, D.C. The strong dollar has inflamed the currency warriors (read: mercantilists) led by Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer from New York and Lindsey Graham, a Republican Senator from South Carolina. These…

Media release: Second anniversary of FMF labour challenge

10 Dec 15   FMF Media Release
FMF Media Release 5 March 2015 Second Anniversary of FMF Labour Challenge Today, 5 March 2015, is exactly two years since the launch of the Free Market Foundation’s constitutional challenge to a single yet devastating word in Section 32 of the Labour Relations Act. This clause says the Minister of Labour “must” as…

South Africa needs free trade

09 Dec 15   David E. Shellenberger
Consider a vision — a free, peaceful, and prosperous South Africa. Economic freedom is the foundation for achieving this vision.…

Free market groups putting property principles into action

03 Dec 15  
When I told a friend some years ago that I was going to be working in a think tank, he replied, “Huh. I always wondered who cleaned those out.”…

Government should abolish anaconda policies constricting free enterprise

03 Dec 15   Temba A Nolutshungu
Many studies across the world show that economic freedom in particular, along with political and other freedoms, results in achievement and excellence.…

ANC denial of strides to change is myopic

01 Dec 15   Leon Louw
THIS is the third in a trilogy of columns on transformation denialism.…

Media release: Tobacco point of sale restrictions will hit hawkers hard

01 Dec 15   FMF Media Release
Recent media coverage quotes Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi saying: “Motsoaledi … added that tobacco products should not be displayed in shops.”…

Media release: Smoking is not a crime; tobacco is not illegal

01 Dec 15   FMF Media Release
Motsoaledi’s call to ban all smoking in all “public” places is an assault on freedom and individual rights…

Transformation denialism is an extreme form of racism

01 Dec 15   Leon Louw
TRANSFORMATION denialism turns out to be a more extreme, insidious and dangerous form of racism than I realised when I wrote about it.…

Media release: The FSR Bill must under go a socioeconomic impact assessment (SEIA) to protect consumers

26 Nov 15   FMF Media Release
Consumers will be the losers if the Financial Sector Regulation Bill (FSRB) is enacted and parliament should demand a socio economic impact assessment (SEIA) before this bill goes any further.…

President Zuma and capitalism

25 Nov 15   Eustace Davie
Addressing the COSATU conference, President Zuma took a few minutes to provide delegates with a lesson in economics.…

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill [B34-2015]

23 Nov 15   Leon Louw
The Free Market Foundation is an independent public benefit organisation founded in 1975 to promote and foster an open society...…

Champions of Freedom – 2015 Liberty Forum

19 Nov 15   Eustace Davie
Freedom movement supporters from around the world gathered in New York from 11 to 12 November to attend and participate in the Atlas Liberty Forum hosted by the Atlas Network.…

Media release: Twin peaks or twin daggers for the insurance industry and consumers?

17 Nov 15   FMF Media Release
The Financial Services Board (FSB) and National Treasury is lulling consumers, Parliament and the public into a false sense of security into thinking that Twin Peaks, the new regulatory system for SA’s financial sectors will...…

Media release: FMF’s Khaya Lam Land Reform project in final six for prestigious US 2015 Templeton Freedom Award

16 Nov 15   FMF Media Release
The FMF’s Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform project gained international recognition when, as one of only six finalists, FMF directors Eustace Davie and Temba Nolutshungu attended the presentation of the 2015 Templeton Freedom Award for Excellence, at…

Black advancement in South Africa

11 Nov 15   Garth Zietsman
Have black South Africans seen much advancement? In an effort to address this issue, recent articles have thrown around lots of statistics.…