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Media release: Global economic freedom was up slightly in the past year — South Africa ranks 90th among 162 jurisdictions

 11 Sep 20
Johannesburg, South Africa — South Africa ranks 90th out of 162 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report, released today by the Free Market Foundation in conjunction with Canada’s Fraser Institute.…

South Africa's political culture promotes government neglect

08 Sep 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
South Africa's political culture promotes government neglect…

Tread carefully with calls for ‘free data’ because it’s another promise government might not fulfil

31 Aug 20   Martin van Staden
Tread carefully with calls for ‘free data’ because it’s another promise government might not fulfil…

Why state stimulus measures are like (bad) karma

20 Aug 20   Neil Emerick
Why state stimulus measures are like (bad) karma…

For SA to prosper the state must stop trying to kill the private sector

11 Aug 20   Zakhele Mthembu
For SA to prosper the state must stop trying to kill the private sector…

Media release: Government should not infringe on private property rights to advance 5G

05 Aug 20  
Media release: Government should not infringe on private property rights to advance 5G…

Patrick Mahomes's $503 million contract offers a crucial lesson in value creation and economic freedom

28 Jul 20   Chris Hattingh
Patrick Mahomes's $503 million contract offers a crucial lesson in value creation and economic freedom…

The Competition Commission gets 'excessive pricing' totally wrong

28 Jul 20   Zakhele Mthembu
The Competition Commission gets 'excessive pricing' totally wrong…

Proposed amendment of PFMA deserves multi-partisan support

22 Jul 20   Jacques Jonker
Proposed amendment of PFMA deserves multi-partisan support…

Radical deregulation and liberalisation to lower data prices: Lock-down ICASA

17 Jul 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Radical deregulation and liberalisation to lower data prices: Lock-down ICASA…

Media release: So, Tito blinked and SAA will continue to fly the rich at the expense of the poor

17 Jul 20  
So, Tito blinked and SAA will continue to fly the rich at the expense of the poor…

If SA’s serious about changing course it must adopt Sowell’s ideas of freedom

14 Jul 20   Chris Hattingh
On June 30, one of the greatest men in the history of classical liberalism celebrated his 90th birthday.…

Mboweni’s national budget shows folly of a command economy

10 Jul 20   Garth Zietsman
This, to some extent, is unavoidable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we need to be careful because we face very high economic risks. The Minister did, however, put numbers to these expectations.…

How Africa can bounce back from Covid-19

How Africa can bounce back from Covid-19…

Media release: Free Market Foundation concerned about deterioration of freedom in Hong Kong

03 Jul 20  
Media release: Free Market Foundation concerned about deterioration of freedom in Hong Kong…

Gordhan vs Mboweni: The stage is set for the ultimate political showdown

01 Jul 20   Jacques Jonker
The plan, however, is more of a pipe dream than anything else. The political drama about to unfold would be majestic to behold if it were playing out on television. Unfortunately, this is all but fiction.…

Structural reform is necessary to repay the costs of the lockdown

26 Jun 20   Sindile Vabaza
Structural reform is necessary to repay the costs of the lockdown…

Media release: Emergency Budget: Half of all revenue will go to public sector workers for "the important work (they) do"

25 Jun 20  
Emergency Budget: Half of all revenue will go to public sector workers for "the important work (they) do"…

High data prices? Don’t blame Vodacom and MTN

24 Jun 20   Martin van Staden
High data prices? Don’t blame Vodacom and MTN…

Media release: Minister Tito Mboweni needs to go further than mere zero-based budgeting

23 Jun 20  
Minister Tito Mboweni needs to go further than mere zero-based budgeting…

Zero-based and cash budgeting should both be adopted by government

23 Jun 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Zero-based and cash budgeting should both be adopted by government…