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Things are getting worse - but there’s an easy solution

 07 Nov 18
Discovery CEO Adrian Gore mentioned at the recent Leadership Summit that there is an element of “declinism” -- a pessimism about the state of one’s country -- in South Africa, and that it did not accurately represent the situation facing our country.…

Controlling the fuel price is a recipe for disaster

 24 Oct 18
The Department of Energy has indicated that it is considering setting a maximum allowable price for 93 unleaded fuel as a relief measure to soothe South Africans beleaguered by unrelenting petrol price increases over recent months.…

Government wage bill: over bloated and underwhelming

17 Oct 18   Njabulo Mhlambi
South Africa was once speculated to have a government workforce larger than that of the United States.…

SAA must be euthanised to put us out of our misery

07 Sep 18   Ivo Vegter
South Africa does not need a national flag carrier to carry jet-setters and politicians.…

Capitalism is the only moral economic system ever to grace the world

07 Aug 18   Chris Hattingh
Capitalism is the only moral economic system to grace the world. It is the only moral system because it is based on individual rights and freedoms.…

Trade improves human wellbeing

02 Aug 18   James Peron
Does anyone think Americans would be richer if each of the fifty states had restrictions on trade with the other states?…

Here’s how you lower the fuel price

10 Jul 18   Martin van Staden
The African National Congress and President Cyril Ramaphosa appear determined to lower the fuel price – in the midst of raising it – with Business Tech reporting that government is “actively seeking ways” to find a solution to the problem.…

Media release: FMF Executive Director, Leon Louw, welcomes CEO Vuyani Jarana’s acceptance of his wager that SAA cannot be saved

12 Jun 18   FMF Media Release
“I’m thrilled that Mr Jarana has accepted my wager,” said Leon Louw, Executive Director of the Free Market Foundation (FMF). “…

Media release: SAA hiding behind “commercially sensitive information” – hearings must not evade public’s right to know

01 Jun 18   FMF Media Release
The FMF is dismayed and disturbed by media reports that future briefings by SAA to Parliament may be behind closed doors starting with next week on 7 June.…

Lessons from Air India

21 May 18   Chris Hattingh
At the end of March, it was revealed that Air India’s employees would be given stock options after the airline is privatised.…

ICT policy: Don’t fix what isn’t broken

08 May 18   Martin van Staden
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have caused unprecedented change during the previous two and a half decades.…

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…

Auctioning of spectrum could provide the money government is looking for

16 Apr 18   Martin van Staden
Owning the rights to radio frequency spectrum above a given territory is a valuable asset.…

Spectrum trading should be encouraged, not banned

05 Apr 18   Martin van Staden
Spectrum are the radio frequencies – a finite resource – that mobile operators use to provide services to consumers.…

South Africa is not capitalist, but needs to be

04 Apr 18   Martin van Staden
To say that South Africa is a capitalist society is popular among journalists, politicians, and trade unionists.…

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”.…

Russia abandons autocratic telecom proposal

05 Mar 18   Gary Moore
In 2010, the Russian government gave mobile-network operator Yota the first licence to offer a fourth-generation (so-called “LTE” or long-term evolution) mobile broadband service at wholesale level.…

Delta could fly two people to South Africa for the same cost as flying one on SAA

24 Jan 18   James Peron
The other day I saw a promotion for flights to South Africa and curiosity got the better of me.…