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Media release: Only 45 days to comment on changing S 25 of the Constitution – the property rights clause – is irresponsible and anti-democratic

 19 Apr 18
The Free Market Foundation is appalled and alarmed that expropriation without compensation of property (EWC), probably South Africa’s most important constitutional debate since the 1996 formation of the Constitution, will have only 45 days for writte…

Property rights are human rights

 11 Apr 18
We take for granted the rights for which many fought and died. We also seem to be taking lightly the serious threats that are being made to our freedoms.…

Land reform urgently needed in urban areas

In 1991, the Apartheid government committed its gravest violation of human rights: denying black South Africans ownership of land. How did it do this?…

More time required to comment on expropriation without compensation amendment

28 Mar 18   Martin van Staden
South Africans will only have one month to submit comments on government’s plan to amend the Constitution to provide for expropriation without compensation before the Constitutional Review Committee will begin public hearings.…

Land reform: The free market way

27 Mar 18   Martin van Staden
If not expropriation without compensation, then what? How do South Africans finally redress the imbalances caused by apartheid?…

Media release: Minister Gigaba: Reduce bloated government before introducing new taxes

19 Feb 18   FMF Media Release
Minister Gigaba seemingly has his back against the fiscal wall and will probably announce tax hikes in his 21 February budget.…

Media release: Oxfam’s latest report is dangerous and intellectually dishonest

23 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
The international charity, Oxfam, is calling on governments to “end extreme wealth” and further intervene in the business of wealth-producing entrepreneurs to reduce inequality.…

Media release: Historic transfer of 117 title deeds in Stellenbosch thanks to the Municipality, Johann Rupert and the FMF

17 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
Today (16th January 2018) an historic occasion took place in the Stellenbosch Town Hall.…

Think again, ANC members, before you give up your secure property rights protection!

10 Jan 18   Eustace Davie
How do current members of the ANC know what will happen in the future if they remove the strict protection of property rights from the constitution?…

Zuma’s announcement of free higher education is laughable

10 Jan 18   Jessica Canada Wellman
By now everyone has heard President Jacob Zuma’s surprise announcement that students from poor and working-class families will receive grants for free higher education beginning in 2018.…

Be cautious in the regulation of basic education

03 Jan 18   Martin van Staden
Government appears to be intent on centralising the public education system, thereby eliminating educational diversity and innovation.…

South Africa is repeating the mistakes of apartheid

17 Oct 17   Martin van Staden
After the end of Apartheid in 1994, nobody would have guessed that South Africa would be making many of the same mistakes as the Apartheid regime only two decades later, from censoring speech to violating agricultural property rights.…

Media release: Key Standard Bank support helps 100 residents of Kwakwatsi find true economic transformation in a title deed and home ownership

12 Oct 17   FMF Media Release
Parys, 04 October 2017 – In a powerful initiative to extend home ownership to more underprivileged South Africans,…

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.…

Affirmative action and socio-economic challenges – what are the solutions?

31 Aug 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
South Africa’s ostensibly intractable socio-economic problems are a consequence of government policy, whether deliberate or unintentional.…

South Africa’s social investment story

25 Aug 17  
This article by Paul Pereira mentions the seminal CSI work of Michael O’Dowd who was the Chairman of the Free Market Foundation’s board between 1978 and 2005, and one of the intellectual driving forces of anti-Apartheid classical liberalism in South…

Free Market Foundation founded on moral economic principles

23 Aug 17   Ayanda Khumalo
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has for forty-two years been working for freedom and prosperity for all.…

LETTER: Party mimics Nat policies

07 Aug 17   Jasson Urbach
Should we feign surprise at Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba using taxpayer money for the latest, no-strings-attached R2.3bn bail-out to South African Airways (SAA)?…

Capitalism: The only radical choice

26 Jul 17   Chris Hattingh
What does the sugar tax; an increased minimum drinking age; National Health Insurance; a wealth tax; the spectre of White Monopoly Capital; state capture; tenders; and repeated attempts to stoke racial tension by politicians have in common?…

Media release: 58 Theewaterskloof municipality tenants find true economic transformation in a title deed and home ownership

25 Jul 17  
Today, 25 July 2017, 58 township residents will take the first step towards true economic empowerment…

Radical economic transformation hobbled by intrusive and excessive regulation

05 Jul 17   Dr Gerrit Sandrock
The South African insurance industry is an Oligopoly. That is, a market structure similar to a monopoly, but in which a small number of companies has the majority of market share.…

Media Q&A: RET: Critical media questions for the ANC Policy Conference

03 Jul 17  
Radical economic transformation (RET) must happen. For over 40 years the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has been promoting real radical economic transformation and a fundamental deviation from South Africa’s mainstream economic policies.…