FMF NEWSLETTER 02 April 2020


FMF NEWSLETTER 02 April 2020     
FMF update  
To all our supporters, members, friends, and the South African public, please take all necessary steps to remain safe and healthy in these very difficult times. 

The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans.

To read all of the FMF's work on the COVID-19 lockdown thus far, click here.
New FMF article  

COVID-19: Consider the unintended consequences of the lockdown – CHRIS HATTINGH

Restrictions on individual liberty always and everywhere affect poorer people more than those who are well off. For example, when healthcare is nationalised, wealthier citizens and politicians can travel to other countries for their healthcare needs – poorer people cannot. Because of many Apartheid-era restrictions and rules which linger to this day, many poorer South Africans cannot travel with as much ease as others. The legacy of Apartheid socialism is felt across many sectors. South Africa has not pursued economic and individual freedom with the necessary fervour since 1994; now, those who deserve freedom the most must try to make do in intensely restricted circumstances.

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Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times – Dawie Roodt

Latest FREE MARKETEERS podcast  

The COVID-19 lockdown does not justify lax citizenship

FMF in the media  

Media release – Government must not devastate the informal sector
Media release – COVID-19 highlights the critical need for more spectrum to lower cost of data
FMF latest video National Health Insurance Dawie Roodt & Unathi Kwaza
Media Digest & Cuttings FEBRUARY 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

Is locked-down SA a frog in the warming Covid-19 pot?
Steps the government can take to help the economy survive Covid-19
Harnessing the power of the free market is key to defeating COVID-19


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