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The battle of the sectors - public vs private. Where should the focus be?

 21 Jun 17
In 2014, the Competition Commission launched the Healthcare Market Inquiry (HMI) into private healthcare after the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, approached them with his “hypothesis” that private healthcare is too costly.…

Minimum wage a danger

 02 Jun 17
John Spiropoulos (The minimum wage and the moral economy) expresses concerns about the plight of the poor and high levels of dependency, which I share.…

SA is at a political crossroads

31 May 17   Jasson Urbach
‘Every nation gets the government it deserves”. So wrote the 18th century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre. South Africa is at a critical crossroads in its political history.…

Higher economic freedom lifts up the poor

09 May 17   Jasson Urbach
OXFAM’S motto is “the power of people against poverty”.…

Government’s NHI plan is based on squeezing out private healthcare

20 Apr 17   Jasson Urbach
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been tasked with an important aspect of the "radical economic transformation" agenda, and that is to nationalise healthcare in SA.…

Media release: Free Market Foundation joins with global think tank alliance to call on policymakers to support global trade

13 Apr 17   Jasson Urbach
JOHANNESBURG – The Free Market Foundation (FMF) today joined with other members of the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance to call on the Zuma administration and policymakers worldwide to defend and support the global trading system,…

‘Social solidarity’ stopped actuaries devising policies to suit low-income earners

22 Feb 17   Jasson Urbach
The final demarcation regulations drawing the line between medical insurance products and medical schemes was gazetted by the Treasury in December.…

Protectionist drugs policy will hurt region

21 Feb 17   Jasson Urbach
Governments of the East African Community (EAC) have made a fatal error.…

Outdated exchange controls are crippling SA’s growth potential

07 Dec 16   Jasson Urbach
Every day, SA’s foreign exchange (forex) controls destroy more economic growth, job creation and transformation.…

Outdated exchange controls are crippling SA’s growth potential

29 Nov 16   Jasson Urbach
Every day, SA’s foreign exchange (forex) controls destroy more economic growth, job creation and transformation…

A buzzing economy helps keep malaria at bay

30 Sep 16   Jasson Urbach
EVERY nation gets the government it deserves, the 18th century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre wrote.…

German evidence shows SA is making a mistake on minimum wage

07 Sep 16   Jasson Urbach
THE proposed national minimum wage appears to be a fait accompli, with the actual amount being the only cause of disagreement between the parties at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).…

OPINION: UN is barking up the wrong tree when it comes to access to drugs

20 Jul 16   Jasson Urbach
ACCESS to medicines for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), diabetes and other related diseases will dominate discussions when stakeholders convene at the International AIDS Conference in Durban next week.…

Collaborating with the private sector will assist in building a better public sector

29 Jun 16   Jasson Urbach
Collaborating with the private sector will assist in building a better public sector…