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Media release: Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is a betrayal of the struggle

 25 May 18
“Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is a betrayal of the struggle and the most ominious reversal on the road to true liberation for black South Africans since apartheid.…

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: Give Eskom – nothing – and certainly not R67 billion

17 May 18   FMF Media Release
National energy regulator Nersa should grant power utility Eskom ‘nothing’ until costs have been prudently and efficiently determined.…

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: Congratulations SA tax payers – you can now keep your own money

10 May 18   FMF Media Release
Before you earn a cent, government takes a chunk out of your pay packet in taxes.…

Media release: DTPS ECA Bill – void for vagueness and therefore probably unconstitutional

26 Apr 18   FMF Media Release
“The controversial Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill is void for vagueness and therefore probably unconstitutional in its current form and unlikely to become law,” said Free Market Foundation executive director Leon Louw in an FMF media…

Media release: Health insurance disappears for South Africans

23 Apr 18   FMF Media Release
The FMF is concerned that too few people are aware of and / or understand the implications of the demarcation regulations in the healthcare insurance market that came into effect from 1 April 2017 and which have a dramatic effect on how consumers pay…

Media release: Only 45 days to comment on changing S 25 of the Constitution – the property rights clause – is irresponsible and anti-democratic

19 Apr 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation is appalled and alarmed that expropriation without compensation of property (EWC), probably South Africa’s most important constitutional debate since the 1996 formation of the Constitution, will have only 45 days for writte…

FMF media release: New Hate Speech Bill an improvement, but is still unnecessary

17 Apr 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) welcomes the changes to the controversial Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (the Hate Speech Bill) which were published last week.…

Media release: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: “Here lies the drug to coagulate the blood of the bleeding nation…”

10 Apr 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation is saddened by the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with whom executive director Leon Louw and his family had a personal relationship.…

Media release: Consumers need to understand that medical insurance is changing – for worse

26 Mar 18   FMF Media Release
Insurance is a grudge purchase – a necessary expenditure most of us do not willingly make.…

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: AG qualified audit sounds SAA death knell – should surprise no one

13 Mar 18   FMF Media Release
SAA is finished according to the Auditor General (AG). Or, in the coded language that he uses, his findings “cast doubt on SAA’s ability to continue as a going concern”.…

Media release: A critical week for all data users

05 Mar 18   FMF Media Release
Cost of data is an emotive subject. This is a critically important week for all users. Media and consumers should take note.…

Media release: 1 percent VAT hike = SAA’s 5 year losses – R23bn

28 Feb 18   FMF Media Release
SAA (South African Airways) has failed yet again to finalise its financial statements for 2016/17 and no annual general meeting (AGM) has been scheduled.…

Media release: Minister Gigaba: Reduce bloated government before introducing new taxes

19 Feb 18   FMF Media Release
Minister Gigaba seemingly has his back against the fiscal wall and will probably announce tax hikes in his 21 February budget.…

Media release: Oxfam or Oxscam? Inequality propoganda exposed

16 Feb 18   FMF Media Release
“Oxfam should be renamed Oxscam as they disseminate false news and failed ideological propaganda, and promote policies that, contrary to their stated goals, maximise poverty and inequality and minimise prosperity for all.…

Media release: Oxfam’s latest report is dangerous and intellectually dishonest

23 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
The international charity, Oxfam, is calling on governments to “end extreme wealth” and further intervene in the business of wealth-producing entrepreneurs to reduce inequality.…

Media release: SAA’s own new CEO inadvertently tolls airline’s death knell

18 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
New CEO Vuyani Jurana has made a strong case to wind up SAA. In a presentation to Parliament's standing committee on finance late last year,…

Media release: Historic transfer of 117 title deeds in Stellenbosch thanks to the Municipality, Johann Rupert and the FMF

17 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
Today (16th January 2018) an historic occasion took place in the Stellenbosch Town Hall.…

Media release: Medical insurance Demarcation Regulations – latest attack on personal freedom by heavy handed state

16 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
Increasing state regulation is an insidious assault on personal freedom as more areas of citizens’ lives are subjected to government interference as a means to achieve government’s ideological ends,” said Leon Louw, Free Market Foundation (FMF) execu…