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The minimum wage magic wand

 16 Jan 18
Would an accountant worth his salt advocate that the best way to keep a business running is to spend money which you do not have, and when the time comes to balance your books, you simply look the other way?…

The NHI is morally bankrupt

 18 Dec 17
The National Health Insurance (NHI) system has yet to be fully implemented. Its premise is the seemingly noble plan to ensure all South Africans are provided with essential quality health care, regardless of who they are, poor or rich.…

Abundance of unskilled labour in SA could be an opportunity for growth without the National Minimum Wage

30 Nov 17   Chris Hattingh
Released just before the Christmas break, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill is open for public comment for a period of just 13 days, an unacceptably short time period.…

Tobacco packaging: Anything but plain

29 Nov 17   Chris Hattingh
Why are smokers treated so badly? When justifying the proposed introduction of plain packaging and trying to legalise moral, ethical conduct in South Africa, the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi can seem quite comical to those who understand th…

Unemployment: The logical outcome of the minimum wage

23 Oct 17   Chris Hattingh
South Africa’s new National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been touted as an economic miracle in the making that will help create jobs, grow the economy, and reduce inequality.…

South African taxpayer to foot Eskom’s debt bill

23 Oct 17   Chris Hattingh
Eskom’s latest annual financial statements record irregular expenditure of almost R3bn…

Is wealth inequality a problem?

18 Oct 17   Chris Hattingh
Why is wealth inequality such a pressing moral problem? As in many other pieces by others,…

KPMG and the loss of ethics

04 Oct 17   Chris Hattingh
Now that KPMG has ‘come clean’ on its murky dealings with the Guptas,…

Competition Commission supposedly saves South Africans

28 Sep 17   Chris Hattingh
The South African government is bent on saving defenceless South Africans yet again.…

Land reform without property rights is mere hot air

18 Sep 17   Chris Hattingh
The poor will be mired in poverty and uncertainty until guaranteed property rights.…

Time to end the Eskom monopoly

31 Aug 17   Chris Hattingh
What is the fundamental difference between a state-supported monopoly and a monopoly that develops in the market?…

Trampling individual rights, the mark of collectivism

17 Aug 17   Chris Hattingh
What does the sugar tax; an increased minimum drinking age; National Health Insurance; a wealth tax; the spectre of White Monopoly Capital; state capture; tenders; and repeated attempts to stoke racial tension by politicianshave in common?…

The inequality bells are ringing again

08 Aug 17   Chris Hattingh
In an article for the Daily Maverick (26 July 2017) Professor Ben Turok calls for more information regarding the wealthy in South Africa.…

Capitalism: The only radical choice

26 Jul 17   Chris Hattingh
What does the sugar tax; an increased minimum drinking age; National Health Insurance; a wealth tax; the spectre of White Monopoly Capital; state capture; tenders; and repeated attempts to stoke racial tension by politicians have in common?…

Data – let each provider decide for themselves

23 Jun 17   Chris Hattingh
The #DataMustFall campaign has been relatively quiet in recent months, after the flurry of calls for greedy companies such as MTN and Vodacom to do away with a basic, moral tenet of business: making a profit.…

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”.…

Liberated minds, liberated people

29 Mar 17   Chris Hattingh
On 21 March, South Africans celebrated Human Rights Day, enjoying a day off work and reflecting on what progress the country has made since the fall of the Apartheid government and our first democratic elections in 1994.…

Taxi drivers call for higher consumer prices

15 Mar 17   Chris Hattingh
On 10 March, the metered taxi drivers took to the streets of Johannesburg and severely impacted traffic to and from O R Tambo International Airport.…