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Business Day column: Benefit deniers and credit takers cling to colonialism debate

 21 Jun 17
Colonialism has benefits. There, I said it. I was not struck by lightning, but I might suffer eternal damnation at the behest of racists consumed by the real or fabricated racism of others.…

The battle of the sectors - public vs private. Where should the focus be?

 21 Jun 17
In 2014, the Competition Commission launched the Healthcare Market Inquiry (HMI) into private healthcare after the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, approached them with his “hypothesis” that private healthcare is too costly.…

Media release: Radical healthcare transformation: Bring healthcare back to the people and away from government

12 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Affordable and quality healthcare is critically important to fight unemployment and poverty and achieve radical economic transformation.…

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

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

The rule of Anu and Bel

07 Jun 17   Rex van Schalkwyk
“(And) then Anu and Bel (both gods) called by name me, Hammurabi, The Exalted Prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land.…

Minimum wage a danger

02 Jun 17   Jasson Urbach
John Spiropoulos (The minimum wage and the moral economy) expresses concerns about the plight of the poor and high levels of dependency, which I share.…

SABC’s abhorrent demands spell out government’s ill intentions

31 May 17   Martin van Staden
The SABC’s recent shenanigans in Parliament illustrate quite plainly how government perceives its relationship with citizens:…

SA is at a political crossroads

31 May 17   Jasson Urbach
‘Every nation gets the government it deserves”. So wrote the 18th century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre. South Africa is at a critical crossroads in its political history.…

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

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

Media release: Lessons from 1987 Dakar Conference must be revisited to save South Africa

22 May 17   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) co-founder and executive director Leon Louw is honoured to be participating in the 30-year Dakar Conference commemorations taking place in South Africa and proud to have played a role in an event widely credited as th…

The Hate Speech Bill: another instalment in the march towards tyranny

22 May 17   Rex van Schalkwyk
A curious right that has emerged from the rights culture of the past 70 years is the right to be not offended.…

Higher economic freedom lifts up the poor

09 May 17   Jasson Urbach
OXFAM’S motto is “the power of people against poverty”.…

Media release: President Zuma is right! We need Radical Economic Transformation

08 May 17  
President Jacob Zuma is right! We do need radical economic transformation (RET) and the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has been advocating such policies for over 40 years.…

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”.…

Public health is in critical condition, and the NHI cannot save it

26 Apr 17   Dr Johann Serfontein
The recent revelations by the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) in their 2015-16 inspection report, which was presented in Parliament recently, has raised alarm about the state of the public healthcare system.…

Business Day column: Racists do not trust black people with full land ownership

19 Apr 17   Leon Louw
To understand what the trendy left racists who dominate land policy discourse have in mind, imagine a post-apartheid mixed marriage couple who buy neighbouring properties.…

Business Day column: Zuma: a terrorist to some, beyond reproach according to others

13 Apr 17   Leon Louw
Is President Jacob Zuma a terrorist? Maybe, according to legal expert Ivan Herselman.…

Government land is central to land reform

22 Mar 17   Martin van Staden
With politicians spewing anti-property rights rhetoric, we could but wonder what exactly sets the democratic government apart from the former apartheid regime.…

Business Day column: Difficult times do not turn a bad budget into a good one

08 Mar 17   Leon Louw
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses a briefing ahead of his budget speech.…

Telecoms Industry under threat: What the media and public need to know

27 Feb 17   Free Market Foundation
This document aims to provide a background and context on the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper, for the media to understand what is at stake, inform the public and other stakeholders and ask the right questions of government…

Protectionist drugs policy will hurt region

21 Feb 17   Jasson Urbach
Governments of the East African Community (EAC) have made a fatal error.…

Traditional leadership as a basis for local government and coexistence

16 Feb 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
Throughout the country, especially in and around metropolitan areas, spontaneous service delivery protests are happening with increasing frequency.…