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Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

 07 Jun 17
Freedom of choice flies out the window when so-called ‘bad' choices can summarily be overruled or interfered with by government.…

Media release: Work FIVE more days in 2017 than 2015 to pay for government spending

 25 May 17
Thursday, 25 May 2017, is Tax Freedom Day (TFD). Five days later than in 2015 and six weeks later than in 1994.…

South Africa sacrifices peace, justice and good governance to State Owned Enterprises

23 May 17   Garth Zietsman
The trend worldwide is for wealthier countries to have large governments. South Africa has a government larger than expected and still growing steadily.…

Media release: Johannesburg hosts Africa Liberty Forum – a first for South Africa

22 May 17   FMF Media Release
This week on 24 and 25 May in Johannesburg, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) together with US organisations *Atlas Network and sponsor The John Templeton Foundation, will host the Africa Liberty Forum,…

Countdown to Tax Freedom Day 2017

18 May 17   Garth Zietsman
When will Tax Freedom Day 2017 fall? Watch this space!…

How to ensure more South Africans celebrate Workers’ Day as workers

During apartheid, labour was heavily regulated, with workers and employers having to defer to the whim of government in how they conducted their relationships.…

How we can restore the foundations of liberty

03 May 17   Chris Hattingh
The case for freedom is grounded in the nature of man, not in “self-evident truths” or “God-given rights”.…

The inviolable sanctity of individual liberty

22 Feb 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” Nelson Mandela.…

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.…

Student protests violate the Freedom Charter

19 Oct 16   Mark Oppenheimer
While students burn buses and loot shops, social media pundits are hurling abuse at Vice Chancellors and the police.…

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.…

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.…

Capitalism and force

10 Aug 16   Chris Hattingh
Capitalism is the only social/economic system that gives us all freedom of choice because it removes the element of force, and this is why it is the only moral system.…

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.…

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.…