FMF NEWSLETTER 15 NOVEMBER 2017

15 November 2017
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FMF NEWSLETTER 15 NOVEMBER 2017   
FMF a winner!  

Temba A Nolutshungu, FMF Director, accepting award

On 4 November 2017, in the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town, the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, in partnership with the Distell Development Trust, announced that a Panel of Judges had selected the FMF’s Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform Project as a PLATINUM Award Winner 2017! The Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, for 17 years, has promoted initiatives in civil society that improve the quality of life of the poor in exceptional ways. Awards are made on rigorous evaluations, uncovering what is good and what works in South Africa. More than 500 people attended the event including FMF representatives Temba A Nolutshungu, and Perry and Veronica Feldman.
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EDITORIAL  

Dear friend of the FMF

In this week’s feature article, Eustace Davie uses evidence from the UK to explain why governments should not attempt to run businesses. From costly nuclear power stations that had to be abandoned, an airship that crashed and killed 54 people, planting peanuts in huge areas of Tanzania that delivered poor crops, the uneconomical Concorde airliner, to London’s Millennium Dome that did not attract the expected numbers, these grandiose government projects ended up costing the UK taxpayers exorbitant sums of money. Instead of raising national prestige they dented it, just as Eskom, SAA and other SOEs are denting SA’s prestige and plunging the country into a debt crisis...

South Africa Can Work
An insightful and provocative book, written by Frans Rautenbach, a labour lawyer with a proven track record in a range of policy issues, in which he proposes a complete overhaul of policy thinking, and provides fresh arguments that effectively address South Africa’s high unemployment, race problems and lack of education. Rautenbach examines the fundamental problem of rent-seeking, to which he proposes two antidotes: the free market and decentralisation of government. Along the way he tackles holy cows such as affirmative action, trade unions, labour law and welfare payments. He also addresses contentious topics such as racism, white privilege, political correctness, state funding of higher education and mounting evidence that trade unions substantially suppress employment growth.

Available here or from Exclusive Books.

FEATURE article  

Public enterprises, guided by “mean-wellers”, are prone to disaster  – EUSTACE DAVIE

Given the interminable bad news South Africans are receiving about their state-owned enterprises (SOEs), such as the huge SAA losses, frequent cost increases at ESKOM, and poor management and losses experienced by a long list of SOEs, it might be useful to look at the disastrous experience of the UK government when it misguidedly entered into the field of enterprise.

WEEKLY smile  

A generous dose of private healthcare to cure what ails us


 

UPCOMING FMF events  

Wednesday, 22 November EVENING EVENT – Adrian Saville Paths to prosperity: Lessons for a six-pack solution @17h45 @ FMF – RSVP http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/View-Event?i=164

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WORTH reading  

Free healthcare for all: A political fairytale
Gordon Tullock deserved the Nobel Prize
SA slides in ranking on ease of doing business

FMF in the media  

Media releases R10 billion is not enough – let’s get real about SAA
Department of Health plays Mary Poppins

Media digest SEPTEMBER 2017 for all media coverage

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Knox Msebenzi – Common myths about nuclear
Jannie de Villiers –  Threats to food security... including transformation uncertainty
Neil Emerick –  Will South Africa crash and burn?
Garreth Bloor –  Want economic growth? Repeal bad law

Eustace Davie – Imagine living in constant fear of losing your home
Temba A Nolutshungu – Time for South Africans to live and let live
Temba A Nolutshungu – Statist ideologies vs Individual sovereignty
Russell Lamberti – South Africa: failing economy and life after the downgrade
Jasson Urbach & Johann Serfontein – NHI pie in the sky

Martyn Davies and Leon Louw – The secret of China’s success: innovation and entrepreneurship
South Africa: The Solution (1987)

Twin Peaks - how Treasury will cost SA an additional R4,8bn per year
FMF –  A constitution worth fighting for (1996)
Leon Louw – Radical Economic Transformation
Rex van Schalkwyk – Rule of Law 1 of 2 – What it is not
Rex van Schalkwyk – Rule of Law 2 of 2 – What it is

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