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Media release: To nationalise or compromise? Minister Cwele’s dilemma on ICT policy

22 Mar 17
To borrow from Shakespeare, nationalisation by any other name is still nationalisation, and government taking assets held in private hands without consent or compensation is still expropriation.…

Media release: NHI Demarcations Regulations – Two million people set to lose medical insurance overnight

19 Mar 17
The Department of Health has requested that the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) grant a limited two-year exemption period for primary healthcare providers who submit themselves to regulation under the Medical Schemes Act ...…

Media release: Impact Assessments keep politicians honest – perhaps why ministers avoid them?

13 Mar 17   Free Market Foundation
Socio Economic Impact Assessments (SEIAs) should be high on the news agenda.…

Media release: We cannot afford to experiment with our future

06 Mar 17   Free Market Foundation
“Data is the new currency” * said Chuck Robbins, CEO Cisco Systems and continued, “Data growth is fueling economies, sparking innovation and unleashing waves of creativity.”…

Media release: Minister Cwele is disingenuous about telecoms industry consultation

27 Feb 17   Free Market Foundation
On February 17, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) Minister Cwele held his second engagement with the telecommunications industry known as the ICT or information and communications technology sector.…

Media release: Radical government plans for mobile networks will harm users

01 Feb 17   FMF Media Release
Everyone who uses the Internet via mobile devices should pay attention to what is happening in the mobile communications sector.…

Media release: New Hate Speech Bill turns petty insults into a crime with 3 years in jail

31 Jan 17   FMF Media Release
Saying, “All politicians are thieving liars” or “All lawyers are blood-sucking parasites”, may land you in jail for up to three years if the proposed Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill is passed into law.…

Media release: National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper

19 Jan 17   FMF Media Release
The South African media and public need to pay close attention to the progress of the National Integrated Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy White Paper.…

Media release: Has the ill-informed high cost of data lobby influenced SA’s critical ICT Policy?

12 Dec 16   FMF Media Release
Consumers want faster data at lower prices, yesterday. This is the sentiment behind the #DataMustFall movement, which is agitating for lower mobile and fixed-line data prices.…

Media release: Another SOE disaster in the making, another addition to our R 46 billion irregular spending

05 Dec 16   FMF Media Release
In the wake of R 46 billion bombshell of irregular expenditure by state owned enterprises (SOEs) and government departments, the recently announced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy proposes yet another SOE .…

Media release: Has the ICT Policy White Paper been subjected to a mandatory SEIA?

02 Dec 16   FMF Media Release
Government must fulfill the Cabinet decision to make socio economic impact assessments (SEIAs) compulsory before any policy or regulatory decisions are taken.…

Media release: Concerned organisations submit joint comment on the draft Liquor Amendment Bill

01 Dec 16   FMF Media Release
A joint comment on the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill was submitted by the following organisations to the DTI Director-General on Wednesday, November 30…

Media release: Expropriation Bill legally flawed and dangerous to SA’s prosperity

12 Aug 16   FMF Media Release
No existing legislation has the potential to be as detrimental to our country as the Expropriation Bill (B4D-2015), which has been passed by both houses of parliament but has yet to be promulgated by the President.…

Media release: 100 full title deeds presented to Nomzano residents by Dr Christo Wiese in CTC ceremony with Mayor Patricia de Lille

20 Jun 16   FMF Media Release
Today, 20 June 2016, at a Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform Project ceremony hosted by Cape Town Mayor Ms Patricia de Lille to present full freehold titles sponsored by Dr Christo Wiese in the Nomzamo, Strand municipal area,…

Media release: Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi: "We are now gunning for alcohol advertising"

09 Jun 16   FMF Media Release
In March 2015, at the WHO 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi stated: “… About advertising. As you know, in South Africa we have totally banned any form of advertising of tobacco and tobacco products.…

Media release: World No Tobacco Day

31 May 16   FMF Media Release
Today, 31 May is ‘World No Tobacco Day’ when the anti-tobacco lobby including the World Health Organisation (WHO) will call for greater legislation and controls on tobacco consumption and for plain packaging on tobacco products.…

World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2016 – FOCUS: Consumers

30 May 16   FMF Media Release
“Consumers, by definition, include us all. They are the largest economic group in the economy, affecting and affected by almost every public economic decision ... they are the only important group ... whose views are often not heard.”…

Media release: Work FIVE more days in 2016 than 2015 to pay for government spending

25 May 16   FMF Media Release
Wednesday, 25 May 2016, is Tax Freedom Day (TFD). Five days later than in 2015 and five weeks later than in 1994…

Media release: Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA)

18 May 16   FMF Media Release
Research undertaken by the Free Market Foundation (FMF) refutes the message from the Department of Trade & Industry that crime and violence are associated with alcohol consumption and, in particular, drinking among 18-21 year olds.…

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.…