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

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

Media release: Demarcation Regulations for the healthcare insurance sector are an attack on the black middle class

 05 Dec 17
The rise of the black middle class is a South African success story. Why is government clamping down on their freedom of choice?…

Media release: Ominous trend of presenting critical Bills for public comment just before Christmas continues with Electronic Communications Amendment Bill and four others

27 Nov 17   FMF Media Release
Last Friday, 17 November 2017, Cabinet approved the 115-page Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill giving the public and industry just 30 calendar days in which to comment after which the consultation period will be closed and further object…

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: Ominous trend of presenting critical Bills for public comment just before Christmas continues with Electronic Communications Amendment Bill and four others

22 Nov 17   FMF Media Release
The impact for consumers and the economy in terms of access to new technologies, quality of service and the price of data, is significant.…

Media release: R10 billion is not enough – let’s get real about SAA

15 Nov 17   FMF Media Release
Let’s get real about SAA. In among the hype, speculation about the new CEO and board, the latest of 9 turn around plans, Gigaba’s talk of local and international strategic equity partners and of “saving SAA”, there is a blindingly obvious elephant -…

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…”…

Media release: Open letter from Free Market Foundation to Minister Gigaba re action for SAA – and a wager

23 Oct 17   FMF Media Release
We trust this letter is in time to influence your Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 25 October with regard to SAA.…

Media release: Key Standard Bank support helps 100 residents of Kwakwatsi find true economic transformation in a title deed and home ownership

12 Oct 17   FMF Media Release
Parys, 04 October 2017 – In a powerful initiative to extend home ownership to more underprivileged South Africans,…

Media release: Healthcare Demarcation Regulations remove low cost benefit options for poor

11 Oct 17   FMF Media Release
Government’s healthcare demarcation regulations came into effect on 1 April 2017.…

Media release: R 3bn SAA bailout – but only R 450 m left for working capital. Again taxpayers pick up the bill

02 Oct 17   FMF Media Release
One day before the default deadline on 30 September, government used R3bn of taxpayers hard earned money to bailout SAA...…

Media release: Good news: SA’s economic freedom slightly improved

28 Sep 17   FMF Media Release
“Where people are free to pursue their own opportunities and make their own choices, they lead more prosperous, happier and healthier lives,” said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom with the Fraser Institute.…

Media release: SAA is dead in the water – why bother with a bailout?

20 Sep 17   FMF Media Release
Who is fooling whom? Government seems to have lost the plot over SAA.…

Media release: FSR Bill & Twin Peaks is bad policy - should be sent back for reconsideration

12 Jul 17   FMF Media Release
On 22 June 2017, Parliament passed the Financial Sector Regulation Bill (FSRB), which introduces the Twin Peaks regulatory system.…

Media release: DataMustFall: Fake news

03 Jul 17   FMF Media Release
#DataMustFall campaigners are guilty of cherry-picking to make a point that is set to undermine one of post-apartheid’s few success stories.…

Media release: Radical criminal justice reform: Decriminalise victimless conduct and keep our judiciary independent

19 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
South Africa is renowned globally for violent crime and rape. Law enforcement in South Africa has a monumental job and the ANC Policy Conference at the end of June rightly has safety and security on its radical transformation agenda.…

Media release: Radical legal transformation: Embrace Mandela’s rule of law not apartheid arbitrary governance

13 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
South Africa’s democracy is founded on the “supremacy of the constitution and rule of law.”…

Media release: Radical healthcare transformation: Bring healthcare back to the people and away from government

12 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Affordable and quality healthcare is critically important to fight unemployment and poverty and achieve radical economic transformation.…

Media release: FMF, COSATU and the ANCWL agree on taxes – that’s radical

07 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has opposed the idea of a sugar tax since it was first conceived and championed by health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.…

Media release: Education needs radical transformation. Don’t leave our children in the apartheid era

06 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Radical economic transformation (RET) in education should be at the top of President Zuma’s agenda. The latest unemployment figures are testimony not only to a failing economy but to a failed education system that is pouring out unemployable young pe…

Media release: 23 years post-apartheid, South Africa needs to be radical about land reform

02 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Radical economic transformation (RET) means exactly that – a radically different approach to policy. President Zuma puts land reform high on the RET agenda, yet government land policies maintain apartheid era thinking and prevent the real social and…

Media release: World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2017 – FOCUS: Plain Packaging

30 May 17   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 all.…