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Cut spending and corruption, or get used to tax shortfalls

 08 Apr 19
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
What, exactly, are we celebrating on Human Rights Day this year?…

Black people can get out of poverty, if the government gets out of their way

28 Jan 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Poverty has been decreasing in Africa as countries have gradually liberalised their economies, yet the South African government has chosen to go in the opposite direction and citizens are bearing the brunt.…

Is multilingualism the silver bullet?

02 Jan 19   Dr Dioné Harley
The Apartheid government’s Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974 forced black schools to integrate Afrikaans as a language of instruction.…

Voucherising education to benefit low income communities

19 Dec 18   Sindile Vabaza
In the 2016-2017 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, South Africa's primary education system was rated 126th out of 138 countries.…

Population explosion: Is the end nigh?

03 Sep 18   James Peron
Paul Ehrlich says the collapse of civilization is a “near certainty” within decades – again. Well, given how awful his track record has been, I’m happy to hear it.…

Freedom and prosperity for all

01 Aug 18   Ayanda Khumalo
Given the current economic situation in the country characterised by low growth, more people are coming to appreciate the sound moral, philosophical, and economic underpinnings of a free market economy.…

Die tirannie van politieke korrektheid

27 Jul 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Vryheid van uitdrukking en individuele vryheid in die algemeen is voorvereistes vir 'n vrye, oop en gelyke samelewing soos beloof in die Grondwet, maar hierdie vryheid is altyd in 'n moeilike posisie in enige samelewing, veral in Suid-Afrika.…

Liberty is the source of human progress

17 Jul 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
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…

Trump was right, South Africa is a 'crime ridden mess'

18 Jun 18   Phumlani M UMajozi
It was horror at the Alexandra Community Health Centre two weeks ago when an unknown group of men armed with knives stormed the clinic and attacked a patient, stabbing him to death in full view of other patients and staff.…

HISTORY SERIES: FMF marches in support of informal business

14 May 18  
The ghost of Hendrik Verwoerd must be walking through Sandton with a broad grin on his face, says Leon Louw, of the Free Market Foundation and the Informal Business Forum.…

Political correctness is supposed to protect me, but I reject its censorship

10 May 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Freedom of expression and individual liberty are prerequisites for a free, open and equal society as promised in the constitution, yet this freedom is always in a precarious position in any society, especially in South Africa. It requires eternal vig…

HISTORY SERIES: 1975 - introducing the FMF

07 May 18  
FMF founded 1975 to promote free market economics…

HISTORY SERIES: 1978 - Friedrich Hayek visit to South Africa

07 May 18  
Friedrich Hayek spent 28 days in South Africa in 1978 promoting free market economics…