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Momentum’s monumental mistake and the perils of mob-rule

 06 Dec 18
The executives of Momentum insurance appeared recently to have been coerced under popular pressure into making payment of a void policy, thereby upending over 250 years of sound global application of the common law.…

Are supporters of EWC doing their part?

 13 Nov 18
This is interesting in the context of Ramaphosa’s speech at the 8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture where he said "We cannot speak of true freedom when 10% of the population has more wealth than 90% combined" as reported on News24.…

Media release: Mini budget – Zuma fiddled while South Africa burned!

25 Oct 18   FMF Media Release
Tito Mboweni had the unenviable task of presenting a budget that was the consequence of the maladministration of the Zuma era with a Treasury running out of cash and a government leaking like a sinking ship.…

The problem of "fair‐labelling" and insurance

16 Oct 18   Robert W Vivian
We assign labels to things all the time. When you say, “Pass me a pen”, pen is the label we place on an object with which we expect to write words on paper.…

TEASER: When is Tax Freedom Day 2018?

09 May 18  
Every earner is taxed. Through one kind of tax or another, government takes a bit out of everyone’s earnings.…

Media release: Health insurance disappears for South Africans

23 Apr 18   FMF Media Release
The FMF is concerned that too few people are aware of and / or understand the implications of the demarcation regulations in the healthcare insurance market that came into effect from 1 April 2017 and which have a dramatic effect on how consumers pay…

Govt squeezing the life out of medical insurance

10 Apr 18   Jasson Urbach
Drip by toxic drip, the South African government is slowly and systematically poisoning the private medical scheme and insurance industries in South Africa.…

Health Department’s attack on medical insurance could be unconstitutional

27 Mar 18   Mark Oppenheimer
A recent change to the law governing medical insurance recently came into effect, with the result that many policy holders were stripped of their healthcare products.…

Poverty and inequality: Heed Mandela and follow the Zimbabwe example

20 Mar 18   Jasson Urbach
South Africa must learn from the Zimbabwe experience. During 2009 - 2013 when Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC was running the finance portfolio, Zimbabwe lifted all foreign exchange (forex) and price controls…

Minister Gigaba – reduce spending and taxes to create jobs

12 Feb 18   Jasson Urbach
On 21 February, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, will present his annual budget speech before Parliament.…