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

01 Feb 17
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
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.…

Support the Khaya Lam Land Reform Project

06 Dec 16   FMF Media Release
This is your chance to make a measurable, visible and tangible difference and help to bring about economic and social upliftment in South Africa for the small amount of R1850 The Khaya Lam (my house) Land Reform Project is an FMF initiative. Its aim is to convert all municipal council-­owned apartheid-era rental…

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: How best to increase unemployment? Introduce a National Minimum Wage

21 Nov 16   FMF Media Release
The expert advisory committee has proposed a national minimum wage of R3,500 to combat South Africa’s high levels of poverty and inequality.…

Media release: Data must stand – at least until the facts are known

16 Nov 16   FMF Media Release
The DataMustFall bandwagon is astounding in having captured public and media indignation without a clear grasp of the underlying facts.…

Media release: Alternatives exist to the catastrophic NHI proposal

10 Nov 16   FMF Media Release
When will the media and public wake up to the looming disaster of NHI?…

Media release: Data should stand – at least until the facts are known

01 Nov 16   FMF Media Release
Data must fall. Why? Data costs are too expensive in South Africa. Are they? Data is a human right. Is it?…

Media release: FMF challenges the DTI to name one legal liquor outlet under the draft liquor bill

21 Oct 16   FMF Media Release
Did you know that the draft Liquor Amendment Bill, which gives teeth to the DTI’s National Liquor Policy, might outlaw all liquor outlets?…

Media release: Special economic zones need to be special and fully “offshore”, not business-as-usual

12 Aug 16   FMF Media Release
“For special economic zones (SEZs) to be special, they need to provide investors with a clear signal that it is in their interests to come to South Africa rather than an SEZ in China.…

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: Make investment in mining more attractive to avoid job losses – not beneficiation

12 Jul 16   FMF Media Release
“There are two reasons for job losses in any sector: firstly, a decline in the sector and secondly, rising productivity,” said Free Market Foundation (FMF) executive director Leon Louw at a hearing convened on 08 July in Pretoria by the Minerals Boar…

Media release: Dr Reuel J Khosa: "Failure of moral leadership in SA today”. Receives FMF’s 9th Luminary Award

21 Jun 16   FMF Media Release
Dr Reuel Khosa receives FMF 9th Luminary Award and speaks of failure of moral authority in SA’s leadership…

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: NHI Deadline: NHI is unaffordable and ill conceived - FMF

02 Jun 16   FMF Media Release
The National Department of Health (NDOH) published its latest policy proposals on the planned National Health Insurance (NHI) in the Government Gazette on 10 December 2015 (the White Paper) and interested persons were invited to submit comments and r…

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.”…