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Don’t take government bullying lying down

25 Jan 17
Through both apathy and fear, South Africa’s businessmen and women have allowed local law making to become hopelessly inconsistent with the doctrine of ‘the rule of law’, a principle that underpins our entire Constitution.…


Media release: NMW will be economically insane and morally reprehensible and based on three widely contradictory studies

07 Oct 16  
Using his phrase TANSTAAFL, ‘there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’, Louw said that the fundamental economic principle against a minimum wage is that higher prices reduce demand. The price of labour – a wage – is no exception.…

Unemployment is a national emergency – Just Let Them Work!

27 Jul 16  
Exempt unemployed people from restrictive labour laws and allow them to enter into employment contracts with anyone they choose, on any conditions they choose, and at any wage they find acceptable.…

Business Day column: Why do we allow power freaks to exploit us?

13 Jul 16   Leon Louw
THE evidence that almost everything for almost everyone almost everywhere is better when governments are smaller and individuals freer is so overwhelming that there is no room for informed doubt.…

Business Day column: Why do we allow power freaks to exploit us?

13 Jul 16   Leon Louw
THE evidence that almost everything for almost everyone almost everywhere is better when governments are smaller and individuals freer is so overwhelming that there is no room for informed doubt.…

Business Day column: Superficial loss and substantial win on LRA

18 May 16   Leon Louw
FOR more South Africans than ever before, every day is a public holiday.…

Free Market Foundation and trade unions in unexpected agreement

11 May 16   Martin van Staden
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) and the trade unions apparently agree with one another:…

Media release: FMF delighted by historic High Court judgement in LRA constitutional challenge

05 May 16   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is delighted by the judgment handed down today and welcomes the court’s finding that extension of Bargaining Council Agreements (BCAs) to non-parties should not be automatic and mandatory.…

Labour brokers provide deserved breaks

30 Mar 16   Jasson Urbach
ONE of the spin-offs from the recent #FeesMustFall campaign was the #EndOutsourcing campaign, which is premised on the dubious idea that outsourcing condemns workers to "slave wages" and in effect amounts to "human trafficking".…