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Business Day column: Best way for the state to deal with spectrum is to get out of the way

 13 Dec 17
Data must fall. Not because regulators and do-gooders say so, but because of "market forces".…

Business Day column: Catastrophic jobless rate warrants institution of state of emergency

 13 Dec 17
SA’s unemployment rate is so catastrophic that a state of emergency should be declared.…

Tomorrow it is likely to be your turn to have a freedom you value curtailed

13 Dec 17   Leon Louw
In a democratic society, can government collude with citizens to abuse and undermine the freedoms ordinary South Africans died to ensure? Unfortunately, it can.…

Core aspects of anti-tobacco proposals fall short of constitutional criteria

27 Nov 17   Leon Louw
What, if anything, does our constitution tell us about anti-smoking laws and policies?…

Red herrings and bureaucrats: What are they smoking?

13 Nov 17   Leon Louw
In a democratic society, can government collude with citizens to abuse and undermine the freedoms ordinary South Africans died to ensure? Unfortunately, it can.…

Catastrophic jobless rate warrants institution of state of emergency

25 Oct 17   Leon Louw
SA’s unemployment rate is so catastrophic that a state of emergency should be declared.…

Business Day column: Don’t be fooled — all regulation is really about seeking to control you

29 Sep 17   Leon Louw
There are three unrelated sets of control — on taxis, foreign exchange and credit — which expose a pervasive problem.…

Bid to hide SAA truth shows contempt for public

18 Sep 17   Leon Louw
IT IS worse than we thought. Much worse. So bad, in fact, that the state attorney has resorted to the sinister concealment from the nation of vital information.…

Time for government to throw in towel on SAA

18 Sep 17   Leon Louw
AFTER decades of mismanagement and waste, SA’s comical airline, South African Airways (SAA), will be liquidated and its remnants sold to the highest bidder, according to our wise new Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene…

Business Day column: Why is the state ignoring its own power policy?

04 Sep 17   Leon Louw
Exporting coal to Newcastle — that’s what Eskom proposes. The coal-to-Newcastle idiom arose because England’s Newcastle prospered for centuries by exporting coal.…

Business Day column: Land-reform ‘lie’ keeps Verwoerdian tenure alive

04 Sep 17   Leon Louw
IF YOU tell a big lie and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it,” observed Adolf Hitler’s propagandist, Joseph Goebbels.…

Business Day column: Regulators say it’s consumer protection — don’t believe it

24 Aug 17   Leon Louw
This is my last of 220 weekly and biweekly columns. When first asked to contribute 600-word opinions, I thought it would be easy.…