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Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency

 20 Mar 19
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
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.…

Redistributing wealth is no way to grow the economy

14 Feb 19   Jasson Urbach
Many South Africans and foreign investors are keenly awaiting finance minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget speech on February 20, probably wondering how he plans to balance the national accounts.…

Ignore Oxfam’s incessant red herring

13 Feb 19   Dr Dioné Harley
Oxfam is at it again. With their latest report we are back to the same old mantra: wealth inequality is on the rise and the only solution is to tax the hell out of the rich.…

Bad economics is killing rhino

11 Feb 19   James Peron
Now, I’m a fan of rhinos. I will admit the one that chased us one day wasn’t on my list of favourites at the time, but she didn’t stop me from going back into the bush later to look for more.…

Venezuela is a prime example of the human cost of socialism

05 Feb 19   Chris Hattingh
After an election marred by a boycott from the opposition and allegations of vote-rigging, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for a second term as Venezuelan president.…

A Panacea for SAA?

31 Jan 19   Terry Markman
Yes - there is a panacea for South African Airways’ (SAA) woes. One that will end taxpayer bailouts and satisfy politicians’ silly desire to keep the flag flying and retain our national pride. But – and it is a big but – it will take courage.…

Tell Oxfam world on cusp of poverty eradication

28 Jan 19   Jasson Urbach
Oxfam’s motto is “the power of people against poverty”. You could be forgiven for assuming Oxfam promotes proven policies that lift the poor out of poverty.…

Media release: Another year, another phony Oxfam “Inequality” Report

23 Jan 19   FMF Media Release
Oxfam should be renamed Oxscam as they peddle failed ideological propaganda and promote policies that, contrary to their stated goals, maximise poverty and inequality and minimise prosperity.…

The plight of the poor should be our focus, not inequality

23 Jan 19   Chris Hattingh
According to Oxfam, a new billionaire was created every two days in 2018. What an incredible, remarkable phenomenon.…

Afro-socialists are the cause of black poverty

16 Jan 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
What did Biko mean when he said this? Did he mean that putting people with a black skin colour in power would automatically solve all our problems?…

Free trade: Guaranteed to make ‘almost everyone’ prosperous

14 Jan 19   Andrew Kenny
There is a very easy way to improve the whole world.…

Easing the licensing process will lessen the burden on government

26 Dec 18   James Peron
Michael O’Brien, 17, went in for a driver’s test. The testing official failed him when the fuel light came on 23 minutes after the test started. O’Brien wasn’t happy and filed a complaint.…

Boycott South African Airways (SAA). Here’s why

18 Dec 18   Leon Louw
It is your patriotic duty to do so. If you are unpatriotic, it is your ethical duty. If you are unethical, it is your familial duty. If you have no family, it is your selfish duty. If you are a selfless hermit, fly SAA.…

The fundamental reason for belief in socialism

04 Dec 18   Andrew Kenny
Here is a simple question that will tell you whether you believe in capitalism, communism or socialism.…

Black Friday: A celebration of economic freedom

Today is the latest iteration of the Black Friday phenomenon, with ordinary people rushing to store to cash in on the best deals, spending their hard-earned money.…

To prosper, ensure a free economy (it worked for Mauritius)

28 Nov 18   Jasson Urbach
According to the latest, annual Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) report, SA’s economic freedom ranking has declined dramatically from 46th position in 2000 to 110th this year…

Economic growth and freedom the key ingredients for transformation

27 Nov 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Freedom is the most important human right. Over the years, people of all nationalities, races and cultures have always migrated from oppressive regimes to countries where they enjoy greater freedom.…

Who invented the term ‘capitalism’ and why

26 Nov 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
The economic system known as “capitalism” is the only system that guarantees every individual their personal liberty.…