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Government deserves a red card for tyrannical new Sport Bill

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

Liberty is the source of human progress

 04 Dec 19
Promoting his seminal book, South Africa’s war against Capitalism, the economist Professor Walter Williams averred that “The solution to South Africa’s problems is not special programmes, it’s not affirmative action, it’s not handouts, and it’s not w…

Prosperity and tolerance

11 Sep 19   James Peron
Of late I’ve seen more discussion on the idea that slavery made America prosperous.…

Unions: Friend or foe of the poor?

31 Jul 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Labour unions are undoubtedly the biggest obstacle to any positive reform, not because this particular group of individuals is somehow more evil than the rest of us.…

Population bugaboo

25 Jul 19   James Peron
The Population Media Center is pushing the overpopulation panic again—that’s so 1960s! They proclaim, “If somebody tries to tell you that population growth is ‘slowing down’, ask them to explain the graphic on the left.”…

SONA: Big (pipe)dreams, no detail

21 Jun 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 20 June.…

SA’s youth need a free future to flourish

When young Americans grow up, rarely do you hear them being excited about going to study in Europe when they leave school. Why would they be?…

Cut spending and corruption, or get used to tax shortfalls

08 Apr 19   Martin van Staden
The South African Revenue Service is again moaning about its latest shortfall in tax collection. It collected R1.28 trillion instead of the projected R1.3 trillion – a difference of about R20 billion.…

Is there anything to celebrate this Human Rights Day?

02 Apr 19   Martin van Staden
What, exactly, are we celebrating on Human Rights Day this year?…