FMF COVID-19 Hub

28 May 2020
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FMF COVID-19 Hub


The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has promoted and fostered an open society, the Rule of Law, personal liberty, and economic and press freedom since its founding in 1975. The current global outbreak of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) is no exception. The FMF is deeply concerned about the overly intrusive and restrictive measures the South African government, and other governments, have unleashed upon their populations.


The economic impact of the so-called national lockdown will be dire, particularly for South Africa’s poor, ten million of whom were unemployed before the disaster began. The arbitrary designation and thus closure of many businesses deemed “non-essential” will for many years haunt the economy. The constitutional rights and civil liberties of all South Africans are on the line.

CONTENTS

Media releases

Reports, submissions, and papers

Articles and op-eds

Television and radio interviews, and mentions

Audio/visual media

MEDIA RELEASES

Signs that cigarette ban may last to level 1; it should be reversed immediately

“South Africa is only one of three countries in the world to have banned cigarettes during the pandemic (along with Botswana and India). According to Louw, the government has yet to provide evidence has been provided to suggest that smoking has any impact on COVID-19. The WHO has not released evidence or data on how smoking impacts the virus and has not taken a position on whether countries should ban tobacco sales. Even if certain studies attempt to make a connection between smoking and COVID-19, why haven't other countries followed their advice and banned tobacco?”

Also published on MyBroadband, Dispatch Live, Retail Brief Africa, Herald Live, Talk of the Town, The South African, Times Live, Sowetan Live, Independent Online, Head Topics, GO! & Express, News365, Accounting Weekly, Isolezwe, African News Agency, and Maroela Media.

Informal traders gather in defiance of lockdown ahead of civil disobedience campaign

“The Council is issuing permits to selected fruit and vegetable vendors, many of whom, are saying that is their trade despite neither having sold those products before or not having done so in the spaces they are invading. Louw said, ‘We ask why? And who is making these arbitrary decisions? Based on what criteria? Many street traders and their families are struggling to survive’.”

Also published on Netwerk24, Maroela Media, Cape Argus, and The Witness.

Tax Freedom Day comes early in 2020, but, thanks to lockdown, this is not good news

“Since the government will get less revenue and is spending more, it needs to borrow more. According to Zietsman, this amounts to, ‘A whopping half a trillion Rand extra and this must be paid back, with interest. The only way to do that will be by taxing you a lot more. In 2021, TFD will be much later in the year, probably in June, unless the State drastically cuts spending. This, as we know by now, is highly unlikely’.”

Also published on Netwerk24, IT-Online, Beeld, Volksblad, and Die Burger.

World Intellectual Property Day: IP More Important Than Ever In The Age Of COVID-19

“26 April marks World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. The day celebrates the role that IP rights play in spurring innovation and technological progress. The world today is confronted by a global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, for which there is currently no effective treatment or vaccine. Now, more than ever before, robust IP rights are needed to foster innovation and protect creativity. They are a leading force toward finding a cure for COVID-19. But even in a world without COVID-19, guaranteed IP rights are essential.”

Past government policy wrecked the economy. Change is essential

“Roodt said that, ‘State debt levels will balloon significantly. The fiscal account simply cannot afford these sorts of measures.’ Roodt predicts a downward spiral, with ever higher levels of inflation. ‘The state's debt to GDP level is likely to exceed 80% within a year or so. Crucially, a “temporary” increase in state spending is never truly just temporary – it sets a very concerning precedent,’ he said.”

Also published on Real Estate Investor and Automotive Business Review.

Public policy experts: Lockdown/COVID-19 presents an opportunity for reform

“Looking to the future, Oppenheimer pointed out that the economy will be highly fragile once the lockdown is lifted, but that it is will also be an unexpected opportunity. Solutions to South Africa's problems, that have long been ignored, may now be taken seriously in the place of government’s longstanding interventionist orthodoxy.”

Also published on African Liberty and Automotive Business Review.

There is no uncertainty about the economic disaster caused by the lockdown

“The best way to extend life is to replace poverty with prosperity. Poverty is a killer. By increasing poverty, the lockdown increases the death rate. The health and wealth loss is likely to exceed real or imagined lockdown benefits. Wealth destroyed by the lockdown could fund universal healthcare, which would save tens of thousands of lives.”

Also published on African News Agency, Berea Mail, MyBroadband, TimesLive, HeraldLive, SowetanLive, DispatchLive, The South African, Automotive Business Review, Business Brief, IT-Online, and Freight & Trading Weekly.

New report: Constitutional validity of coronavirus lockdown regulations is disputable

“South Africa in the 1980s was characterised by widespread reform away from strict Apartheid by the government of PW Botha. Much, if not all this reform, however, was overshadowed by what South Africans today associate most closely with that decade: brutal, successive states of emergency where government, then not bound by any constitutional bill of rights, made short work of South Africans’ common law freedoms. The memory and psychological scarring of this lawless regime lingers for many South Africans. Others are today experiencing it for the first time.”

Also published on Automotive Business Review.

Beware benign interpretation of government power in times of crisis

“Government action, which occurs against the background of a national disaster or emergency can always be made to appear essential to the wellbeing of the people, and therefore benign. The tendency of government to invade the liberty of the individual in these circumstances appears justified for the limited purpose for which it is done. There is, of course, always more than a hint of truth in the official position and this is what makes it potentially sinister. COVID-19 is a singular example of this process. The inevitable result is that the people become complacent.”

Also published on Automotive Business Review.

Government must not devastate the informal sector

“The economic impact of COVID-19 is extremely problematic. Most formal businesses can afford survival measures, such as bridging finance, increased sanitation, and work distancing to curb the spread of infection and protect themselves, their employees, and clients. However, entrepreneurs in the informal economy, who are struggling to survive from day to day in our ailing economy, cannot afford measures to protect their health.”

Also published on African Liberty and Automotive Business Review.

COVID-19 highlights the critical need for more spectrum to lower cost of data

“Data usage has sky-rocketed since the COVID-19 crisis, and now the lockdown, began. It has reignited misinformed howls of rage that data in SA in too expensive. MNOs are struggling to cope with the massive surge in demand yet, unlike in nearly all other competitive sectors, they have not increased data prices. Far from MNOs being victimised by the CompCom and public pressure, they should be nurtured during and after the crisis.”

Also published on MyBroadband, ITWeb, IT-Online, Polity and Business Report.

REPORTS, SUBMISSIONS, AND PAPERS

Automated Lockdown Easing: A unique approach
Mpiyakhe Dhlamini

“This policy proposal examines the reasoning behind the government's response to COVID-19 as it relates to the rights of South Africans. An immediate consequence of ignoring these rights are the negative unintended consequences that inevitably arise when individual rights are limited. Simply, when individuals lose some of their freedom, this also implies the loss of the freedom to act in response to crises; a situation which is exacerbated if the loss is due to arbitrary or irrational laws and regulations.”

Civil Liberty During a State of Disaster or Emergency in South Africa: The case of the coronavirus pandemic
Martin van Staden

“The coronavirus lockdown has brought to the fore of public discourse the question of civil liberty during times of public crisis, particularly regarding the ‘limitation’ and ‘derogation’ (or suspension) of South Africans’ constitutional rights in the Bill of Rights. This paper considers this and other questions.”

Economic Freedom in a Time of Crisis: An FMF proposal to National Treasury
Jacques Jonker and Jasson Urbach

“The Free Market Foundation is of the view that the detrimental consequences of government’s response to the outbreak can be largely mitigated. These measures will take political will but are guaranteed to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on South Africans’ wallets and economic prospects. As such, the Free Market Foundation has answered National Treasury’s call for proposals on how it could go about its own response to COVID-19, by outlining 12 simple and to the point recommendations.”

ARTICLES AND OP-EDS

COVID-19 lockdown is exacerbating SA's economic woes
Chris Hattingh

“Whether you are a CEO, a writer, an editor, work in a factory, a baker, work as a gardener, or work at McDonald's, the value you gain from your work is completely up to you. Your freedom and ability to act in this regard should be as unencumbered as possible. More freedom for South Africans to work can only be achieved through the right kind of structural reforms - free-market reforms. This is exactly what the Constitution envisions in section 22, which provides for the freedom to choose one's trade, occupation, and profession.”

Also published on Automotive Business Review.

South Africa's lockdown is especially severe
Chris Hattingh

“Police and military brutality have flared up. The alleged assault of Collins Khosa at the hands of members of the SA National Defense Force (SANDF) stands out. Collins later passed away and at time of writing, the High Court had ordered the suspension of said SANDF members without pay. An investigation is currently underway. South Africa’s history is marred by abuse of citizens by police as well as the armed forces. To see it manifest again is deeply concerning for anyone worried about the future relationship between the state and the people.”

Published on Foundation for Economic Education.

Defending and advancing liberalism in South Africa after COVID-19
Martin van Staden

“The liberal, aware of the public health implications of Covid-19, can nevertheless appreciate the fact that time does not stand still and that the economic capital and infrastructure we destroy today will not magically reappear when the disaster has passed. Similarly, the civil liberties sacrificed during the lockdown might themselves be left behind, given how some are now calling for alcohol and cigarette bans to continue indefinitely.”

Also published on City Press.

The lockdown is not prima facie lawful
Prof Robert Vivian

“I think it is now clear that prima facie the lockdown is not lawful. On the face of the documents, we cannot say the actions have been taken in terms of the existing law. Some may argue that if more research is carried out it may be shown that de jure lawfulness exists. That, I suggest, is not anywhere near good enough in terms of the fundamental principle of the rule of law articulated by Lord Bingham. There is no reason at all why the laws the public are supposed to obey should not be prima facie lawful.”

Also published on African Liberty, Automotive Business Review, and IT-Online.

End lockdown – Free our children and grandchildren!
Eustace Davie

“Many people living in townships across the country have lost their jobs as a direct result of the lockdown. The unemployment rate is scheduled to climb well above the 10 million mark. This devastation of lives must be stopped. For the first time in decades children suffering from malnutrition have been admitted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital. Small businesses such as spaza shops and street vendors have been forced to shut down. There is poverty and hunger. Commuting, from homes to jobs, by bus, in kombi taxis, and otherwise, has come to a grinding halt.”

Also published on BizNews, the Post, IT-Online, and Automotive Business Review.

To tackle COVID-19 we need trade collaboration and innovation
Jasson Urbach

“Innovation is crucial to finding a long-term solution to a newly identified disease like COVID-19. That includes the invention of new therapeutics and vaccines, but also their mass manufacture and rapid distribution throughout the world.”

Also published on BDLive, BizNews, African Liberty, BusinessBrief, IT-Online, and Automotive Business Review.

Variety is life, beware of the uniformity emerging from the pandemic
James Peron

“The regimentation required by a disease should remind us of the importance of individual rights and freedom. That is something we should embrace and cherish, while rejecting the herders in politics who want to impose a universal dull sameness on us all.”

Also published on City Press.

'Flattening the curve' was intended for the virus, not the economy
Chris Hattingh

“Whenever a new piece of legislation or a new regulation is implemented, it has a ripple effect throughout the market, and most crucially throughout people's lives and how they try to make a living. Ripples become waves, and repeated waves crashing upon businesses and entrepreneurs destroy jobs and any possibility of economic growth. The more ripples, the more difficult it is for people to work.”

Also published in BizNews, Daily Friend, African Liberty, BusinessBrief, IT-Online, Automotive Business Review.

Lockdown, tyranny and the Rule of Law
Rex van Schalkwyk

“What then is the purpose of this excessive venture into the gratuitous exercise of state authority. For the first time in peacetime, for the employment of the military, to ensure the obedience of the civilian population; of the authority involuntarily to detain and medically treat those who, upon random testing, should have the misfortune of a positive reading; of the power of the authorities to detain those who refuse the enforced treatment; of the encouragement of neighbours reporting on neighbours (and children on parents?) and of a growing authoritarianism with striking similarities to the most egregious regimes of the previous tragic century. What is the purpose?”

Also published on African Liberty, BizNews, IT-Online, and Gay Pages.

Government is flouting the Rule of Law!
Jacques Jonker

“The entire lockdown paradigm as it relates to the effective banning of certain livelihoods is also flawed because the foundation of the decisions is arbitrary. There is no objective measure as to which goods and services, and, by extension, which jobs are 'essential'. Two considerations underly this view: the fact that all value is subjective, and all jobs are therefore deemed essential by those who rely on them to put food on the table.”

Also published on BusinessBrief.

COVID-19: Let’s abandon the fake news paranoia
Martin van Staden

“As adults in an era of virtually unlimited information, we cannot abdicate our own individual responsibility to judge the veracity of true or fake news. This is not a responsibility we should feel comfortable about delegating to disincentivised petty tyrants who simply count the seconds before they can go home and spend our money.”

Also published on City Press.

A wealth tax is not the kind of structural reform SA needs
Chris Hattingh

“The purported aim of the newest iteration of the wealth tax is to place the burden of funding government programmes (and, in light of the epidemic, interventions to alleviate the Covid-19 hit), on the wealthier individuals in society. That some have accumulated more wealth does not justify the state taking more of that wealth to paper over its own destructive policies and misuse of resources.”

Also published on BDLive and Global Advisors.

South Africa’s coronavirus repression signals worse to come
Jasson Urbach and Richard Tren

“As freedom has declined, so has economic growth and opportunity, so that now more than a quarter of the population is unemployed and, thanks to the failing state education system, largely unemployable. When one accounts for all those who have simply given up looking for work, the unemployment rate rises to a crippling 40 percent.”

Also published on The Federalist.

SA needs real structural reform, not more jurists and philosophers
Martin van Staden

“To ensure SA comes out of the Covid-19 lockdown running towards economic growth and prosperity, it is imperative that civil society insists on real structural reform that puts us in a better position than the recession we had before the lockdown began.”

Also published on BDLive, Global Advisors, Head Topics.

Nationalising healthcare to save lives in SA, a disastrous consideration
Jasson Urbach

“We can either choose systematic deregulation of the private sector on both the funding and provision sides, or we can choose even tighter controls where all our health care decisions are governed from the cradle to the grave. We need to have the courage to recognise the impending disaster and correct the mistakes before they are made.”

Also published on Med Brief Africa.

Civil liberties are being threatened accompanied by thunderous applause
Jacques Jonker

“Fear makes people unable to question the exercise of power by, never mind the fundamental nature of, the institution that is the state. The pandemic should not be ignored, and one cannot blame people for fearing for their health, but we are witnessing the development of a socio-political environment where freedom is sacrificed for the temporary illusion of long-term safety. More worryingly, people who point this out are ridiculed and ostracised.”

Also published on African Liberty and IT-Online.

A call for strengthened private and public healthcare systems in time of COVID-19
Unathi Kwaza

“It was to be expected that we would hear more voices calling for the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI). This is a policy where government wants to centralise healthcare and be in control of every aspect of it: what medicines patients will be able to access; what medical procedures people can do; how medical professionals will ply their trade. To control people who studied for years, sharpening their craft and worked to gain experience and expertise to become the best at what they do. Now, the state wants to have a say in how they earn an income. For a freedom-loving individual such as myself, this is preposterous and an insult to these professionals. They should have a right to earn an income as the Bill of Rights gives to all of us.”

Also published on Med Brief Africa.

How COVID-19 has shattered the lives of self-employed South Africans
Erik Peers

“After the lockdown is lifted, completing the work will take another week. The apartment will stand empty while the owner will still have to pay rates and the levy. She bought the apartment with her pension payout lump sum as an investment. She needed the rental income to survive. Now she is not only short of an income, she will be making a loss.”

Also published on City Press.

SA tourism on the ropes with little help from government
Neil Emerick

“Red tape, political egos and downright blundering have left SA tourism way below its potential as a force for economic good. Though development economists of all stripes continue to stress how tourism can be used as a source of employment, policy continues to hinder the laying of the proverbial red carpet.”

Also published on BDLive.

Ramaphosa’s handling of COVID-19 and the complexities of statesmanship
Phumlani M. Majozi

“The total lockdown has been an overreach that is damaging to people who wake up every day to work and earn an income. And human liberties have been violated on many occasions by the law enforcement. It is my opinion that a targeted, regional lockdown would have been fitting.” 

Published on News24.

Moody’s should not be made the scapegoat for government’s failures
Jacques Jonker

“Government has done what can only be considered its utmost best to give these agencies every conceivable reason for downgrading the credit rating of the economy to junk status. However, out of the three agencies, Moody’s has been much, much more lenient towards the government. One almost had to start wondering whether they were, in fact, a credible institution not beholden to political interests within the upper echelons of government, or perhaps just plain naïve. After all, Fitch and S&P had thrust the title of junk status on SA three years ago.”

Also published on Daily Maverick.

Pandemics are costly and destructive, no matter what we do
James Peron

“No matter which option we try to pursue to end this pandemic, we will be poorer because of it. Yes, some shops are hiring more people, but many more people are losing jobs. We cannot just let the virus run its course and expect to get away cheaply.”

Also published on City Press.

Small businesses hit hard by national lockdown
Unathi Kwaza

“Most of our lawmakers have never run businesses and have never created jobs. I’ve been self-employed and running my business from home for 11 years. I work with many small businesses, mainly in the informal sector. I have learnt that when politicians introduce policies, they never go back to business owners to see how these changes are working.”

Also published on City Press.

All work is essential
Chris Hattingh

“Government’s pre Covid-19 policies and agendas were already economically disastrous — now the real concern is how many businesses will survive. The SMME and informal sectors are typified by entrepreneurs and businesses that need as much freedom and room to operate as possible. For many in the informal sector, they must work full-time to make a living.”

Also published on BDLive.

Comply with the lockdown, but don’t judge those who don’t
Martin van Staden

“Those of us who might be inclined to be judgmental, often find ourselves in spacious homes. We must appreciate that nobody is to blame for the presence of COVID-19, and that we should be careful in judging peaceful people for going about their daily lives and not adhering to the regulations.”

Also published on Business Brief.

Government should beware of inadvertently taking lives in its attempt to save them
Jacques Jonker

“It does not make sense to implement a nationwide lockdown to save lives when that same lockdown prevents people from generating a livelihood for themselves. We must fight against the virus but we must do it in a manner that will not worsen an already dire situation and, quite possibly, lead to even more lives being lost than would have been the case had people been allowed to care for themselves.”

Also published on Automotive Business Review, Business Brief, Gay Pages, and Netwerk24.

Post-COVID-19 SA will need a natural ‘stimulus package’
Sindile Vabaza

“South Africa’s government will have to make brave and tough choices, including a natural stimulus package of income, VAT and corporate tax cuts, reduced government spending, as well as drastic deregulation of the labour regime.”

Published on City Press.

Right now it is overkill to require network providers to infringe our right to privacy
Martin van Staden

“Under the present circumstances, it is overkill to conscript cellphone service providers — private companies — into government service by requiring them to infringe on our right to privacy. There is no good reason for the government to know where we are or what we are up to. If you are concerned about your privacy, it might be worthwhile switching off your cellphone’s location service, or alternatively switching your cellphone off altogether.”

Also published on BDLive.

Die COVID-19-afsondering: Juridies en practise gedoem
Martin van Staden

“Regsgesproke het ons onbekende waters betree. Dit is dus miskien verstaanbaar dat die regering besig is om verkeerd te loop. Ook, in die praktyk kan die koronavirusregulasies nie nagekom word in ‘n samelewing soos dié van Suid-Afrika nie. Wat ook al die geval mag wees, die koronavirusregulasies moet grootliks tersyde gestel word en vervang word deur minder beperkende maatreëls om die pandemie te beheer.”

Also published on Solidariteit and Maroela Media.

Is locked-down SA a frog in the warming COVID-19 pot?
Rex van Schalkwyk

“The philosophical question is whether it is justified to treat 99% of the population as though they belong to the criminal 1%, and whether, in pursuit of the criminals, society does not surrender more than could be justified by any of the successes that might be achieved.”

Also published on BDLive.

COVID-19: Consider the unintended consequences of the lockdown
Chris Hattingh

“Street traders and people who try to run shops in informal settlements are just some who will be most devastatingly affected by the current nationwide lockdown. Countless South Africans live hand to mouth, because of ridiculous regulations that persist 25 years into democracy making it very difficult for them to subsist.”

Also published on African Liberty, IT-Online, and Automotive Business Review.

Staat bly onderhewig aan die Grondwet en oppergesag van die reg
Jacques Jonker

“Onder andere, verg die oppergesag van die reg dat alle wette en regulasies wat in plek gestel word nie arbitrêr mag wees nie, dat dit duidelik genoeg is vir die algemene persoon om te verstaan, en dat enige diskresionêre magte ingeperk word deur duidelike, objektiewe kriteria. Die doel van hierdie imperatiewe is om te verhoed dat die regering onregmatige beperkinge instel op individuele vryheid en in die proses sy mandaat oorskry.”

Also published on Maroela Media.

Beware the constitutional void during the lockdown
Martin van Staden

“Officially and on paper, the supremacy of the Constitution has gone unaffected, but if in practice we cannot set the process in motion to realise and operationalise the provisions of the Constitution, then constitutional supremacy offers cold comfort to those whose rights have been infringed. Many of the measures that government has instituted to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the surrounding panic are justifiable. In some ways, the South African government has outperformed its counterparts around the world. But sections 1(c) and 2 of the Constitution declare unequivocally that the Constitution and the Rule of Law are supreme – overriding all other considerations – and that any laws or conduct that are inconsistent with it are void and unconstitutional.”

Also published on Accounting Weekly, BusinessBrief, and Automotive Business Review.

Steps the government can take to help the economy survive COVID-19
Jasson Urbach

“It is scandalous that the government continues to bail out and subsidise state-owned entities (SOEs) that compete directly with private enterprises and consume billions of rand in taxpayer resources. This money could be used to directly assist the poor. It could purchase health-care services and products for them from privately competing companies to assist with the inevitable fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.”

Also published on BDLive, BizNews, Head Topics, and Times Select.

We can ill afford to play fast and loose with civil liberties
Martin van Staden

“Our understanding and acceptance of the principle that the same rules that ordinarily apply do not necessarily apply in crises, should not mean that civil libertarians and constitutionalists can let their guard down. In fact, those who are committed to the primary purpose of the constitution and of constitutionalism — to define and limit the extent of government’s power over our lives — must be at their most vigilant during crisis situations. Even now, we must question whether the impositions of the coronavirus regulations are appropriate or justified.”

Also published on BDLive.

COVID-19 is no excuse for spendthrift policies
Mpiyakhe Dhlamini

“If the economy continues to deteriorate, the standard of living will continue to decline, well into the future, for future generations. The interventions we need right now are to double up on reform, abandon all loss-making, capital-destroying state-owned enterprises and remove regulations that hamper small businesses, which are the most agile first responders to any crisis. By submitting a special bill in Parliament, a greater cut in spending could be introduced – the objective being to attain a budget surplus as soon as possible in these uncertain times.”

Also published on City Press.

How legislation could hamper the response to coronavirus
Martin van Staden

“Since the National Health Act was enacted, the supply of healthcare capacity has been kept lower than it could have been today. This might prove devastating for those who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus, should the virus start spreading uncontrollably in South Africa. The South African government and public need to face an incredibly uncomfortable reality: government is not competent to engage in central planning. The failure to face this reality has been detrimental to all South Africans and will be particularly detrimental to the most vulnerable in this context: the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.”

Also published on BizNews.

TELEVISION AND RADIO INTERVIEWS, AND MENTIONS

R20 per sigaret: Is dit dalk rokers se lot tot vlak 1?
Leon Louw

Netwerk24

What is Bheki Cele smoking?
Leon Louw

Cape Talk

Latest COVID-19 case numbers in South Africa
Leon Louw

MyBroadband

Lockdown and the free market
Leon Louw

Education Africa

Unshackling the economy
Leon Louw

Conscious Caracal

Is social & economic pressure breaking the petty politics of the lockdown?
Mpiyakhe Dhlamini

Big Daddy Liberty Show

Free Market Foundation’s research on SA’s COVID-19 lockdown
Martin van Staden

SABC

Coronavirus restrictions are turning South Africa into a police state
Jacques Jonker

MyBroadband

Effect of the lockdown
Chris Hattingh

Chai FM

Lockdown, tyranny, and the Rule of Law
Rex van Schalkwyk

Classic FM

Empathy & iPhones
Unathi Kwaza

CliffCentral

The Rule of Law and the rise of the surveillance state in Africa amidst COVID-19
Martin van Staden

African Liberty

To ease the lockdown regulations or not?
Unathi Kwaza

Power FM

COVID-19 & the lockdown from an economic perspective
Jacques Jonker

Salaamedia

SAA braces for liquidation
Leon Louw

Classic FM

FMF foresees big hits to the economy
Leon Louw

Newzroom Afrika

Vryemarkstigting praat oor COVID-19
Leon Louw

RSG

FMF on regulations
Martin van Staden

eNCA

Post COVID-19, how will the economy look?
Leon Louw

SAfm

SAL & die effek van die coronavirus op die ekonomie
Leon Louw

RSG

AUDIO/VISUAL MEDIA

Podcasts/vlogs

Solve the education crisis; free the market - A conversation with James Urdang - Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh and James Urdang

SA's most important economy: The informal sector - A conversation with GG Alcock - Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh and G Alcock

How can businesses navigate the lockdown? - A conversation with Cornelius Gouws - Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh and Cornelius Gouws

Is the NCCC legitimate? A conversation with Erin Richards – Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh and Erin-Dianne Richards

COVID-19 & SMEs in South Africa: A conversation with Pavlo Phitidis – Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh and Pavlo Phitidis

SA needs radical economic transformation – Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh, Martin van Staden, and Jacques Jonker

COVID-19 lockdown update & the fragility of civil liberties – Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh, Jacques Jonker, and Mpiyakhe Dhlamini

COVID-19 relief package & structural reform: A conversation with Dawie Roodt - Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh, Dawie Roodt, and Leon Louw

New lockdown regulations: A conversation with Adv Mark Oppenheimer - Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh, Mark Oppenheimer, and Martin van Staden

COVID-19: A view from the UK & potential impact on global trade
Chris Hattingh and Alexander Hammond

COVID-19 update, privacy concerns, & the best policies for SA going forward - Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh, Sindile Vabaza, and Jacques Jonker

The COVID-19 lockdown does not justify lax citizenship - Free Marketeers
Jacques Jonker, Chris Hattingh, and Martin van Staden

COVID-19 update and repo rate cut - Free Marketeers
Chris Hattingh, Martin van Staden, and Mpiyakhe Dhlamini

COVID-19 impact and SAX business rescue - Free Marketeers
Mpiyakhe Dhlamini, Jacques Jonker, and Chris Hattingh

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