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Easing the licensing process will lessen the burden on government

 26 Dec 18
Michael O’Brien, 17, went in for a driver’s test. The testing official failed him when the fuel light came on 23 minutes after the test started. O’Brien wasn’t happy and filed a complaint.…

SAA – more of the same mistakes promises more of the same hardships

 21 Nov 18
There is a humorous saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”…

Media release: FMF’s executive director Leon Louw issues wager to SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana – R100K to charity if SAA profitable by 2021

04 Jun 18   FMF Media Release
Leon Louw, executive director of the Free Market Foundation (FMF) is willing to wager SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana R100,000 that his three-year turnaround plan will not work and that by 31 March 2021…


26 Apr 18  
The news that SAA needs another immediate bailout of R5 bn on top of the R20 bn already provided and a further R9.2 bn in 2018 to repay outstanding debt is an outrageous affront to the poorest in society who are bearing the brunt of the recent increa…

South Africa should follow winners, not losers

Nationalisation of property, inefficient State-owned enterprises, raising the legal drinking age from 18 to 21, and higher taxes in a low-growth environment. These ideas have all been tried elsewhere.…

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: 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.…

SAA: Lessons from Kenya

28 Feb 18   Chris Hattingh
South African Airways (SAA) is a bloated and inefficient state-owned enterprise.…