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Media release: From nanny state to the nation’s baby sitter

 30 May 18
The World Health Organisation (WHO), made up of unelected well-paid bureaucrats, and the SA government are determined to protect you from yourself whether you want them to or not.…

Media release: New Tobacco Bill anti-poor and racist; impact assessment missing

 22 May 18
The FMF continues to be a strong voice frequently heard in the media against draconian anti-tobacco legislation and, specifically, the recently published Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, 2018 – the Tobacco Bill.…

Media release: Small business dismisses new tobacco Bill as war against the poor

15 May 18   FMF Media Release
A coalition of 14 associations, representing over 1.3 million South Africans working in the restaurant, tavern and hospitality industry, and in small business, have written to government to voice their collective dismay over the extreme measures prop…

Media release: Plain packaging: Five years of failure! An open letter to WHO Director Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus

22 Mar 18   FMF Media Release
“Five Years of Failure!” That’s the message a global coalition of 62 think tanks and rights advocates are sending to the new WHO Director Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus in reference to the plain packaging policy the organization continues to promote.…

Media release: ECA Bill signals the end of post-apartheid SA’s greatest success story

06 Dec 17   FMF Media Release
“A contentious new Bill that heralds higher data prices and reduced quality of service for consumers of data of any kind on cell phone,…

Core aspects of anti-tobacco proposals fall short of constitutional criteria

27 Nov 17   Leon Louw
What, if anything, does our constitution tell us about anti-smoking laws and policies?…

Media release: The Department of Health’s proposals are an effective ban on smoking

27 Nov 17   FMF Media Release
Government’s interference a threat to rights of individuals, private property owners and bad for business…

Media release: Department of Health plays Mary Poppins

14 Nov 17   FMF Media Release
Aaron Motsoaledi: “…why do kids need nannies? Because there are certain things which they can’t do for themselves; they need somebody to take care of them. We are playing that role…”…

Red herrings and bureaucrats: What are they smoking?

13 Nov 17   Leon Louw
In a democratic society, can government collude with citizens to abuse and undermine the freedoms ordinary South Africans died to ensure? Unfortunately, it can.…