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South Africa bucking the IP rights trend

 15 Nov 17
Intellectual property rights (IPRs) standards are improving in most countries across the globe; but South Africa seems to be bucking the trend according to proposed new laws and regulations.…

Media release: Department of Health plays Mary Poppins

 14 Nov 17
Aaron Motsoaledi: “…why do kids need nannies? Because there are certain things which they can’t do for themselves; they need somebody to take care of them. We are playing that role…”…

Red herrings and bureaucrats: What are they smoking?

13 Nov 17   Leon Louw
In a democratic society, can government collude with citizens to abuse and undermine the freedoms ordinary South Africans died to ensure? Unfortunately, it can.…

Land reform without property rights is mere hot air

18 Sep 17   Chris Hattingh
The poor will be mired in poverty and uncertainty until guaranteed property rights.…

Private property is a fact of life, not a ‘Western’ creation

07 Sep 17   Martin van Staden
There are ‘critical’ intellectuals who question the validity of the institution of private property.…

Business Day column: Land-reform ‘lie’ keeps Verwoerdian tenure alive

04 Sep 17   Leon Louw
IF YOU tell a big lie and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it,” observed Adolf Hitler’s propagandist, Joseph Goebbels.…

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)

17 Aug 17  
Any inventor needs assurances that their ideas, once put into the public domain to be capitalised upon, will receive adequate protection.…

Reckless amendments to the Constitution will be illegal

12 Jul 17   Martin van Staden
Calls to chop and change our Constitution amount to little more than spur-of-the-moment political kneejerks.…

The rule of Anu and Bel

07 Jun 17   Rex van Schalkwyk
“(And) then Anu and Bel (both gods) called by name me, Hammurabi, The Exalted Prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land.…

The National Minimum Wage will deepen South Africa’s unemployment crisis

19 Apr 17   David Ansara
The proposed National Minimum Wage (NMW), due to come into force on 1 May 2018, is a quick fix to a systemic problem that will artificially increase salaries for those who already have a job, rather than create more jobs.…

Property rights our most important fight in South Africa

01 Feb 17   Chris Hattingh
For South Africans to buiald their communities, increase their wealth and make better lives for their children, their private property rights have to be secure, free from interference by others and any political force.…