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Want peace, prosperity, growth, and low unemployment? Follow the Constitution

 14 Jun 19
Most people say they want freedom, but what do they mean by that word?…

Media release: BLSA CEO Mr Bonang Mohale receives the FMF 10th Luminary award for his contribution to SA’s business community and defending the rights of all South Africans.

 11 Jun 19
Today, 11 June 2019, Mr Bonang Mohale, highly respected businessman and CEO of Business Leadership South Africa (BSLA*) received the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) 10th Luminary award...…

Democratising Capitalism by Bonang Mohale

10 Jun 19  
At the time that the world is converging and disintegrating at the same, in 2002 Michael Mandelbaum, one of America’s leading foreign policy thinkers, building upon what Woodrow Wilson proclaimed more than a century ago, wrote an illuminating and tho…

After terrible GDP growth numbers, the time has come to abandon fiscal stimulus

06 Jun 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The latest GDP numbers show that the South African economy declined by 3.2% for the first quarter of 2019.…

SAA’s Jarana hits ejector button

05 Jun 19   Chris Hattingh
South African Airways’ sometimes-controversial CEO, Vuyani Jarana, has resigned.…

Media release: SAA Financial Chaos: FMF submits PAIA applications re SAA and SAX overdue financial statements

04 Jun 19   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is submitting PAIA applications to enable the public to understand the true extent of the financial chaos that exists within South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express (SAX).…

Is vryheid Suid-Afrika se voorland?

31 May 19   Chris Hattingh
Daar is weereens ‘n verkiesing in Suid-Afrika, en weereens is daar ongelooflik baie op die spel.…

Your work for Sars stops on Saturday – Tax Freedom Day 2019

24 May 19   Garth Zietsman
On Saturday, May 18 South Africans stop working for the government and start working for themselves.…

Cuba is no example to follow

22 May 19   James Peron
Venezuela is proof of the miraculous impact of socialism. They took a prosperous nation and destroyed it almost overnight. That’s a problem for that other socialist paradise—Cuba…

Media release: Congratulations SA taxpayers - you've paid government. Now what you earn is yours!

17 May 19  
Before you earn a cent, government takes a chunk out of your pay packet in taxes. This Saturday, 18 May, marks Tax Freedom Day 2019 - the day from when the money you earn belongs to you to fund your and your families' activities and wellbeing.…

Bolstering intellectual property rights critical to innovation and economic growth

10 May 19   Jasson Urbach
April 26 marked World Intellectual Property Day, which celebrates the role intellectual property (IP) rights play in spurring innovation, creativity and technological progress. But what exactly is IP?…

Free women, free the economy

09 May 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
In South Africa it is well known that women suffer the brunt of our many socio-economic issues.…

A tale of two eras: Mandela/Mbeki vs Zuma/Ramaphosa administrations

06 May 19   Temba A Nolutshungu
It is an unmitigated moral tragedy that in the year of celebrating what would have been Mandela’s 101st birthday, the incumbent government has betrayed him on an issue about which that he felt strongly.…

Inflation is possibly the most serious economic risk, not just in SA

03 May 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The key to understanding inflation is to first understand the nature of money.…

Regulation of Airbnb is draconian

24 Apr 19   Chris Hattingh
Government published the Tourism Amendment Bill on April 12. If this had happened on April 1, one could have believed that it was an April Fool’s Joke, so comical is the logic underlying the bill.…

Reduce restrictions on foreign business

10 Apr 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
There is no denying that we live in the most technologically advanced era the Earth has ever seen and this is due to property rights and free trade.…

Low business confidence to be expected

27 Mar 19   Chris Hattingh
That business confidence is at its lowest point in the last two years should not come as a surprise.…

Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency

20 Mar 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Small business is widely acknowledged as the engine of economic growth in both developing and developed economies.…

Hope in the midst of the Venezuelan tragedy

15 Mar 19   Sary Levy-Carciente
Between 2004-2014, the commodity price boom allowed the Venezuelan regime, led by Hugo Chavez, to control and discretionally allocate funds to cronies, buying their consciences.…

Innocent small business owners targeted in Newcastle

01 Mar 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Imagine for a moment that after a herculean effort raising capital you are able to start a business.…

Media release: Mboweni: invest in loss-making SAA or in taxis and trains for working people?

25 Feb 19   FMF Media Release
South African Airways’ (SAA) days are numbered if Mboweni gets his way. Yet, he has allocated a further R6bn in state guarantees to the bankrupt national airline in the 2019 budget.…

Media release: 2019 Budget is “budget as usual” – except for the calamitous debt

22 Feb 19  
The biggest bang in the 2019 Budget is the absence of any big bang.…