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Don’t take government bullying lying down

25 Jan 17
Through both apathy and fear, South Africa’s businessmen and women have allowed local law making to become hopelessly inconsistent with the doctrine of ‘the rule of law’, a principle that underpins our entire Constitution.…


Media release: Concerned organisations submit joint comment on the draft Liquor Amendment Bill

01 Dec 16   FMF Media Release
A joint comment on the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill was submitted by the following organisations to the DTI Director-General on Wednesday, November 30…

Business Day column: Spare us the farcical forums and pretend policy powwows

30 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Farcical "workshops", "consultations", "seminars" and "indabas" parade as compliance with the constitutional requirement that laws and policies must be preceded and influenced by public participation.…

Media release: Expropriation Bill legally flawed and dangerous to SA’s prosperity

12 Aug 16   FMF Media Release
No existing legislation has the potential to be as detrimental to our country as the Expropriation Bill (B4D-2015), which has been passed by both houses of parliament but has yet to be promulgated by the President.…

Brexit: EU pays the price for messing with British law and traditions

06 Jul 16   Eustace Davie
Brexit is the consequence of a clash of fundamental legal/philosophical values that are not visible to the casual observer.…

The crucial role of moral authority and governance in corporate, political and economic leadership

29 Jun 16  
Real freedom promotes creativity and innovation, and if there is one thing South Africa needs more than anything today it is innovation in the economy, in politics and in society at large.…

The rule of law and the president

20 Apr 16   Rex van Schalkwyk
On 1 November 2011 in an address to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, President Zuma expressed his disquiet at the fact that “the courts” appeared to have assumed a role “above” that of the elected repres…