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Proposed IT law vague and confusing

 03 Jul 18
When a law is sufficiently vague and no reasonable person can make head or tail of what it means or what its implications are, that law fails to live up to the legality standard contained in section 1(c) of the Constitution.…

Media release: Never again – property rights must be protected

 25 Jun 18
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Rule of Law Project has responded to the Constitutional review committee and made a submission on the resolution for Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC) 2018, which seeks to change Section 25 of the Constitutio…

Snake in the grass with Joburg housing policy

23 May 18   Martin van Staden
Something all politically-conscious South Africans often forget is that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.…

Lessons from Air India

21 May 18   Chris Hattingh
At the end of March, it was revealed that Air India’s employees would be given stock options after the airline is privatised.…

HISTORY SERIES: FMF marches in support of informal business

14 May 18  
The ghost of Hendrik Verwoerd must be walking through Sandton with a broad grin on his face, says Leon Louw, of the Free Market Foundation and the Informal Business Forum.…

Unconstitutional subdivision restriction the major obstacle to rapid land reform

14 May 18   Roan Stoop
If the constitutionality of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act (Act 70 of 1970) was challenged in the Constitutional Court it would likely lead to the repeal of the subdivision restriction on farmland.…

Political correctness is supposed to protect me, but I reject its censorship

10 May 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Freedom of expression and individual liberty are prerequisites for a free, open and equal society as promised in the constitution, yet this freedom is always in a precarious position in any society, especially in South Africa. It requires eternal vig…

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   FMF Media Release
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   Chris Hattingh
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.…

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.…

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?…

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.…