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Steps the government can take to help the economy survive Covid-19

 30 Mar 20
Discard outdated rules and lift the burden on small businesses and on people who need medication…

Media release: COVID-19 highlights the critical need for more spectrum to lower cost of data

 30 Mar 20
COVID-19 highlights the critical need for more spectrum to lower cost of data…

Covid-19 is no excuse for spendthrift policies

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

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…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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…

The West’s role in Africa’s day of the locust

Two weeks ago a Boeing 737 on final approach to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, flew into a massive cloud of locusts swarming above the airport.…

We don’t want to die poor: that’s how creatives feel about pending copyright changes

03 Feb 20   Jasson Urbach
An impending move by the US to end some international trade preferences will inflict major damage on SA’s economy and creative industries, including publishing.…

We need less, not more, government intervention in the economy

29 Jan 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Government intervention in the economy simply does not work. It is a mystery, then, why so many otherwise intelligent people keep calling for more of the same.…

My 2020 advice to Cyril Ramaphosa

06 Jan 20   Phumlani M UMajozi
As we enter 2020, I remind you again that South Africa’s economy under Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) is in a serious crisis. Anybody who reads about this country should be aware of the crisis we are in.…

The stubborn allure of socialism despite its abject failures

01 Jan 20   Temba A Nolutshungu
The almost simultaneous implosion of socialist and communist systems throughout the world is arguably the single most significant political event of the twentieth century.…

New or higher taxes won’t work, and could be unconstitutional

The trade union federation Cosatu recently called for tax increases, particularly on the wealthy, to arrest South Africa’s economic down spiral.…

Competition Commission retail inquiry does not stand up to scrutiny

06 Dec 19   Zakhele Mthembu
The Competition Commission released its report on the South African retail sector, specifically on how exclusive agreements between the “big” retailers and property developers inhibit market competition.…

Icasa presents a hackneyed solution to a problem it hasn’t identified

27 Nov 19   Barbara Curson
Creating regulations out of vague and indeterminate descriptions.…

Icasa and Competition Commission have collusion confusion

25 Nov 19   Leon Louw
The Competition Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) have tripped over each other trying to regulate the same thing: MultiChoice-DStv, its content providers and its customers.…

A new airline could fly past SAA’s many dead ends

20 Nov 19   Terry Markman
The SAA and SA Express boards have failed consistently, but there is a solution, one that will end taxpayer bailouts, satisfy politicians’ desire to keep the flag flying and even retain our national pride. But it will take courage and political will.…

Venezuela Is an Irrefutable Indictment of Socialist Ideology

13 Nov 19   Temba A Nolutshungu
It is most astonishing that even as the Venezuelan crisis unfolds on TV screens across the world, the orientation of governance in the United States is in danger of degenerating into the same socialist experimentation that has brought such suffering…

Teacher entrepreneurs could rescue South African schools

13 Nov 19   Eustace Davie
US economist Thomas Sowell provided an important insight into education when he said: “It is not simply what education teaches us directly, but how well it prepares us to learn ourselves that is the ultimate measure of its value.”…