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Government’s NHI plan is based on squeezing out private healthcare

20 Apr 17
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been tasked with an important aspect of the "radical economic transformation" agenda, and that is to nationalise healthcare in SA.…

Liberated minds, liberated people

29 Mar 17
On 21 March, South Africans celebrated Human Rights Day, enjoying a day off work and reflecting on what progress the country has made since the fall of the Apartheid government and our first democratic elections in 1994.…

Media release: Impact Assessments keep politicians honest – perhaps why ministers avoid them?

13 Mar 17   Free Market Foundation
Socio Economic Impact Assessments (SEIAs) should be high on the news agenda.…

Without economic growth, you can’t end poverty

22 Dec 16   James Peron
The world is full of clichés. One to question proclaims that “economic growth is only good if it benefits everyone.” Really?…

Outdated exchange controls are crippling SA’s growth potential

07 Dec 16   Jasson Urbach
Every day, SA’s foreign exchange (forex) controls destroy more economic growth, job creation and transformation.…

Media release: Has the ICT Policy White Paper been subjected to a mandatory SEIA?

02 Dec 16   FMF Media Release
Government must fulfill the Cabinet decision to make socio economic impact assessments (SEIAs) compulsory before any policy or regulatory decisions are taken.…

Outdated exchange controls are crippling SA’s growth potential

29 Nov 16   Jasson Urbach
Every day, SA’s foreign exchange (forex) controls destroy more economic growth, job creation and transformation…

Want to increase unemployment? Here’s how

24 Nov 16   Gail Day
I have a confession to make. I am not an economist and I have not read any of the studies that either promote or oppose a national minimum wage.…

Business Day column: We have a new mechanism to make better laws – but it is not working

11 Oct 16   Leon Louw
When President Jacob Zuma contracted a pool company to build a fire-pool at his Nkandla mansion, they arrived, pottered around for days, got paid and left.…

Business Day column: Minimum wage is an idea of megalomaniacal and uninformed politicians

28 Sep 16   Leon Louw
BE AFRAID, be very afraid. SA has tumbled down the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) index to its lowest level to date. During apartheid, black people were denied economic freedom. Now, everyone is.…

Business Day column: We have a new mechanism to make better laws — but it is not working

15 Sep 16   Leon Louw
WHEN President Jacob Zuma contracted a pool company to build a fire-pool at his Nkandla mansion, they arrived, pottered around for days, got paid and left.…

Media release: South Africa 105 among 159 jurisdictions

15 Sep 16  
Global economic freedom up slightly, but South Africa plummets to 105 out of 159 jurisdictions…

Forty-one years of fighting for freedom

17 Aug 16   Ayanda Khumalo
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) was established in 1975. Its purpose was to oppose apartheid and recommend policy options that would improve economic, civil and political liberties for all South Africans.…

Media release: Special economic zones need to be special and fully “offshore”, not business-as-usual

12 Aug 16   FMF Media Release
“For special economic zones (SEZs) to be special, they need to provide investors with a clear signal that it is in their interests to come to South Africa rather than an SEZ in China.…

Media release: The good, bad and unfinished business – SEIAs

26 Jul 16  
“Where are the Socio Economic Impact Assessments (SEIAs) promised by the Cabinet in October 2015?…

Releasing the positive energies of all South Africans

18 Jul 16  
Fundamentally, there are only two types of society. The first allows the people to make their own decisions about their own lives. In the second, an individual or special elite makes their decisions for them.…

Piketty recommends a worldwide 80 percent tax rate

13 Jul 16   Chris Hattingh
Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty’s popular socio-economic analysis of the state of the world, views capitalism as a deeply flawed socio-economic system.…

The miracle of poverty

07 Jul 16   Leon Louw
Mud oozed between her toes. Not ordinary mud. Mud containing rotting garbage, human and animal faeces...…

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.…

Business Day column: State’s transformation ideas are really blatantly anti-transformation

23 Jun 16   Leon Louw
RACIAL equality through "transformation" is obviously a bad idea.…

Media release: Dr Reuel J Khosa: "Failure of moral leadership in SA today”. Receives FMF’s 9th Luminary Award

21 Jun 16   FMF Media Release
Dr Reuel Khosa receives FMF 9th Luminary Award and speaks of failure of moral authority in SA’s leadership…

Idiot’s guide to the financial crisis

20 Jun 16   Leon Louw
US low-income (subprime) housing policy. The US federal government decides, rightly in my view, to have private housing for the poor…