FMF Newsletter - BAD policy is to blame for poverty in SA

10 May 2023


BAD policy is to blame for poverty in SA

David Ansara, FMF CEO, argues that the South African government's policies are responsible for the elevated rates of poverty and the highest unemployment rate in the world.


You're fired: We must drain the public sector bloat

SA's public sector is bloated and costly. It's time to shrink the state, unions, and repeal unfair labour laws, writes Zakehele Mthembu. Read the article here.

SA’s economy would be far healthier
with a light touch​

With a top marginal tax rate of 45% and the world's highest unemployment rate, South Africa is ranked 99th in global economic rankings, writes Eustace Davie. Read here.

FMF object to new costs, unconstitutional regulations on food industry

The FMF has submitted an objection to the new food labelling regulations which will make goods more expensive. This is the last thing the economy needs, writes Zakehele Mthembu.

Read the article here.


What South Africans Think

Frans Cronje

Frans Cronje will speak at our May event on key issues in South African politics, including government performance, upcoming elections, voter engagement, energy policy, and citizens' priorities. Join us for an informative and engaging discussion.

  • What South Africans think about the performance of the government
  • Can the ANC retain its majority in 2024?
  • Can the DA remain the official opposition?
  • Do South Africans care about voting?
  • How has loadshedding shaped public opinion towards South Africa's energy policy choices?
  • What do ordinary people say they want the government to focus on?

🗓️ Date:               25 May 2023

⏰ Time:              17h30 to 18h00 – Registration, cheese & wine
                             18h00 to 19h00 – Presentation & discussion

📍 Venue:            Building 5, Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston.
                             See directions here.

🎟️ Entry fee:       R50 per person (cash only) at door. Media free.

⚠️ Note:              Event can be attended in person OR via YouTube
Please RSVP below if you plan to join us in person (for catering purposes)

Contact us: +27 11 884 0270 |

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