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Covid-19 is no excuse for spendthrift policies

 26 Mar 20
Global financial markets continue to be hit hard by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.…

We can ill afford to play fast and loose with civil liberties

 25 Mar 20
These regulations represent significant infringements of South Africans’ constitutional rights and civil liberties.…

How legislation could hamper the response to coronavirus

18 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
The coronavirus is spreading around the world at an increasing rate. Of no surprise to some of us, and a cause for considerable concern today, is that the South African government sowed a seed of disaster some years back.…

Accountability is more important than government’s desire for control

18 Mar 20   Jacques Jonker
The department of public enterprises is actively trying to undermine the respective business rescue processes of SAA and South African Express (SAX).…

Why feminists should embrace economic freedom

12 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
Sunday, 8 March, was International Women’s Day. A few days earlier Canada’s Fraser Institute published its Women and Progress 2020 report, which confirms that greater economic freedom – freer markets, less regulation, personal liberty, and strict Sta…

Land expropriation in SA: A warning ignored, a society crumbling

11 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
South African history demonstrates how bad a teacher history is.…

The unknowns of National Health Insurance are exactly what we should be afraid of

11 Mar 20   Michael Settas
It was India’s late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who once said, “Beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.”…

Tito Mboweni should cut expenditure and stimulate growth, not raise taxes

06 Mar 20   Jasson Urbach
Finance minister Tito Mboweni has called on South Africans to provide advice on how to get the economy growing again.…

Government deserves a red card for tyrannical new Sport Bill

04 Mar 20   Chris Hattingh
Imagine for a moment the Rugby World Cup winning captain, Siya Kolisi, on a gymnastics mat, trying to perform handstands and backflips.…

Medical training programmes need overhaul to address doctor shortage

28 Feb 20   Jasson Urbach
The South Africa-Cuba medical doctor training programme has been a catastrophic failure, yet during his State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will continue to send medical students to the despotic island n…

Media release: Khaya Lam media release: 250 families in Phiritona, Free State, receive title deeds

27 Feb 20  
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam Land Reform Project in partnership with the Ngwathe Municipality is proud to announce that 250 families of Phiritona in the Free State province received the title deeds to their homes today…

Produksie en spaargeld dryf n ekonomie

27 Feb 20   Jacques Jonker
The Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie staar ‘n spaarkrisis in die gesig. Burgers kan nie bekostig om genoeg geld te spaar om die nodige kapitaal vir belegging te genereer nie.…

Will the 2020 budget promise SA secure ownership rights and freedom?

26 Feb 20   Chris Hattingh
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni will deliver his 2020 budget speech today. South Africa enters a new decade with a growth forecast of only 0.7% (according to ratings agency Moody’s).…

Media release: FMF 2020 Pre Budget Statement

25 Feb 20  
The South African economy is in crisis and the annual budget, this year on 26 February, will provide the most important indication of whether the catastrophe will deepen.…

Business rescue: Politicians must familiarise themselves with the law

19 Feb 20   Jacques Jonker
Certain senior politicians seem to have a misapprehension of how business rescue works in South Africa, particularly as it regards the situation at South African Airways (SAA).…

Media release: EWC: Unnecessary for land reform, dangerous to the economy, disastrous for the poor

17 Feb 20  
Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is unnecessary for land reform, dangerous to the economy, and will be disastrous for the poor.…

The basic conditions which all markets need to succeed

14 Feb 20   James Peron
Planning is what every person does daily. There is no exception: even informal living and trading areas, and taxi ranks are planned.…

Why the NHI is bad medice for South Africa

14 Feb 20   Michael Settas
That there is a need to improve healthcare outcomes in South Africa is entirely obvious. Given the horrendous statistics I have shared above, there is tremendous urgency to do so.…

Our country can no longer afford foreign exchange controls

14 Feb 20   Temba A Nolutshungu
In 1995, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel announced a five-year “phasing-out process” because as he said, “the rand is not under our control …”…

‘Monopolisation’ is misunderstood and freedom of contract infringed in sports rights broadcasting

12 Feb 20   Martin van Staden
Proposed government interference in the pay TV market is a violation of the freedom of contract, which is not only critical in the commercial world, but a fundamental guarantee of individual and community autonomy from the dictates of third parties.…

The worrying escalation of land expropriation without compensation

07 Feb 20   Martin van Staden
Giving the executive, rather than the courts, the power to decide when seizing property without paying for it is fair does not serve the quest for human dignity, liberty and prosperity; instead it destroys it.…

Production and savings are what drives an economy

05 Feb 20   Jacques Jonker
The South African economy is facing a savings crisis. Citizens cannot afford to save enough money to drive the necessary capital generation for investment because of the suffocating effects of the government’s economic policies, such as high tax rate…