Board member

David Ansara has been Chief Executive Officer at the FMF since 1 January 2023. He has 15 years’ experience working for think tanks, consultancies and trade associations. David was the Executive Director of the Centre for Risk Analysis (CRA) at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) where he hosted the CRA’s YouTube Channel and the weekly podcast, Solutions with David Ansara. He is a regular speaker at conferences and events, and a strong advocate for individual liberty and market-based approaches to public policy. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Cape Town.
Gail Daus van Wyk studied English and Psychology at Unisa and has a Business Management diploma from Damelin College. Ms Van Wyk was involved in fundraising and project management for the FMF for many years, and has served on the board since September 2020. She has also served on various policy committees and as a councillor in the City of Johannesburg.
Eustace Davie is a chartered accountant who joined the FMF as Administrative Director in 1981, his main purpose being to be involved in the promotion of economic and individual liberty and the dismantling of apartheid. He has written a great deal on the benefits of economic and individual liberty, and the observance of the rule of law. His book Unchain the Child argues for the privatisation of all education. He has written on privatisation and deregulation of labour, money, electricity generation and supply, property (including the denationalisation of all government property and businesses) and economic freedom generally. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, an organisation established by economist Professor Friedrich Hayek to promote economic and individual liberty worldwide.
Chris Hattingh is Deputy Head of Campaigns at IRR. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity, and sits on the Executive board of the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance. He is also a Senior Fellow at African Liberty. Mr Hattingh holds an MPhil (Business Ethics) degree from the University of Stellenbosch.
Wilhelm Hertzog studied law and accounting at the universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, where he also served in several student organisations. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC, he worked for the PSG Group and later asset management firm RECM. In 2017 he co-founded the investment management firm Rozendal Partners, where he continues to work as a portfolio manager and executive director. Mr Hertzog has served on the FMF’s board since 2017.
Unathi Kwaza is an SMME owner in Khayelitsha. Focused on a free-enterprise economy and the rule of law, she has built a thriving business. When it was still active, Ms Kwaza led the Independent Entrepreneurship Group's grassroots work among entrepreneurs and SMME owners, and participated in workshops with government officials. She has featured in a variety of media outlets, championing the removal of red tape and barriers to a growing economy. Ms Kwaza has a Twitter following of 54 400, and is a former member of the FMF’s board.
Terry Markman is a board member of the FMF and a long-standing member of its Executive Committee. He has been closely involved in many major FMF initiatives and programmes, including Project Transition, which developed policies for the new Constitution; a monograph on transport policy, for which he received the FMF Award in 1984; Liberty School for the youth, which he started; organising two major conferences on privatisation; the Energy Policy Unit, which he ran, and the Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform Project.
Temba A Nolutshungu was one of the pioneers of the Black Consciousness Movement. His inevitable collision with the apartheid state saw him traverse the ideological spectrum, from an inveterate communist to an advocate of classical liberalism. Having been detained twice, first under the General Law Amendment Act and later under the Terrorism Act, his resolve to be instrumental in limiting the power of government was strengthened by his immersion in the writings of Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell. Mr Nolutshungu is a Director of the FMF and has served on the board since September 2020.
Dawie Roodt is ranked as the most referenced economist in the country, and is a director and chief economist of the Efficient Group. With a master’s degree in Economics degree (cum laude) and over 30 years’ experience, he specialises in monetary and fiscal policy. Economist at the South African Reserve Bank, presenter of television and radio programmes, columnist for several publications and author are some of the activities he is engaged in. A keen sportsman, Mr Roodt has completed some of the most challenging sports events, such as the Comrades, New York and Berlin marathons. A long-standing friend and member of the FMF, he has been a guest speaker at many of its events.
Rex van Schalkwyk is a former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa and is the chair of the FMF’s Rule of Law Board of Advisers. He is the author of three books. The first is a novel. The second, One Miracle is not Enough (1998), deals with the failures then already evident in the South African democracy. The third, Panic for Democracy (2009), deals with the equivalent failures evident for many years in the democracy of the United States. Mr Van Schalkwyk became chair of the FMF’s board in September 2020.
Martin van Staden is the Head of Policy and Deputy Chair of the Executive Committee at the Free Market Foundation. Martin is pursuing a doctorate in law at the University of Pretoria, having acquired a Master of Laws with distinction at the same university in 2021. He is well-connected in classical liberal policy circles in South Africa and abroad, being a Policy Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, Chief Advisor for Legal Policy at BridgeAfrica, and the Editor of the Race Law Project of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). Martin is widely published in academic journals and the popular press, most recently having contributed a chapter to the Economic Freedom of the World annual report and an article in the peer-reviewed Cato Journal. He previously served as Deputy Head of Policy Research at the IRR and a Legal Fellow at the business community Sakeliga. For more information, visit