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Media release: ECA Bill is anti-competitive, unconstitutional and will raise data prices

 15 Jan 18
The proposed Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill, 2017 is part of the legislation required to implement the Department of Transport and Postal Services’ (DTPS) contentious Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Policy White Paper…

Media release: ECA Bill signals the end of post-apartheid SA’s greatest success story

 06 Dec 17
“A contentious new Bill that heralds higher data prices and reduced quality of service for consumers of data of any kind on cell phone,…

Media release: Ominous trend of presenting critical Bills for public comment just before Christmas continues with Electronic Communications Amendment Bill and four others

22 Nov 17   FMF Media Release
The impact for consumers and the economy in terms of access to new technologies, quality of service and the price of data, is significant.…

Media release: R10 billion is not enough – let’s get real about SAA

15 Nov 17   FMF Media Release
Let’s get real about SAA. In among the hype, speculation about the new CEO and board, the latest of 9 turn around plans, Gigaba’s talk of local and international strategic equity partners and of “saving SAA”, there is a blindingly obvious elephant -…

Media release: Open letter from Free Market Foundation to Minister Gigaba re action for SAA – and a wager

23 Oct 17   FMF Media Release
We trust this letter is in time to influence your Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 25 October with regard to SAA.…

Media release: SAA is dead in the water – why bother with a bailout?

20 Sep 17   FMF Media Release
Who is fooling whom? Government seems to have lost the plot over SAA.…

Media release: Government interference will drive data prices up, not down

08 Aug 17  
The #datamustfall campaign is dangerous populist disinformation that has government ministers, ICASA and the communications portfolio committee trying to force price control on the private sector, based on a social media campaign and a false meme.…

Media release: DataMustFall: Fake news

03 Jul 17   FMF Media Release
#DataMustFall campaigners are guilty of cherry-picking to make a point that is set to undermine one of post-apartheid’s few success stories.…

Media release: Sir Ketumile Masire, Nelson Mandela and the Free Market Foundation

29 Jun 17  
Ketumile Masire (2001): “This is the time to demonstrate to the world that, as fellow Africans, we are capable of working together so that we can all enjoy peace, freedom and dignity.”…

Media release: Johannesburg hosts Africa Liberty Forum – a first for South Africa

22 May 17   FMF Media Release
This week on 24 and 25 May in Johannesburg, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) together with US organisations *Atlas Network and sponsor The John Templeton Foundation, will host the Africa Liberty Forum,…

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,…

Media release: To nationalise or compromise? Minister Cwele’s dilemma on ICT policy

22 Mar 17   Free Market Foundation
To borrow from Shakespeare, nationalisation by any other name is still nationalisation, and government taking assets held in private hands without consent or compensation is still expropriation.…

Media release: Impact Assessments keep politicians honest – perhaps why ministers avoid them?

13 Mar 17   Free Market Foundation
Socio Economic Impact Assessments (SEIAs) should be high on the news agenda.…

Media release: We cannot afford to experiment with our future

06 Mar 17   Free Market Foundation
“Data is the new currency” * said Chuck Robbins, CEO Cisco Systems and continued, “Data growth is fueling economies, sparking innovation and unleashing waves of creativity.”…

Media release: Minister Cwele is disingenuous about telecoms industry consultation

27 Feb 17   Free Market Foundation
On February 17, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) Minister Cwele held his second engagement with the telecommunications industry known as the ICT or information and communications technology sector.…

Media release: Radical government plans for mobile networks will harm users

01 Feb 17   FMF Media Release
Everyone who uses the Internet via mobile devices should pay attention to what is happening in the mobile communications sector.…