FMF NEWSLETTER 09 July 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  

Land expropriation without compensation: Lessons from Venezuela paint dire future MARTIN VAN STADEN

A few years ago, the US Central Intelligence Agency declassified a document from the 1980s that recorded some of the jokes the Soviet Union citizens made among themselves during the communist reign of terror.

One of these jokes was: “A man walks into a shop. He asks the clerk, ‘You don’t have any meat?’ The clerk says: ‘No, here we don’t have any fish. The shop that doesn’t have any meat is across the street’.”

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times  Dawie Roodt

Latest Free Marketeers episodes (listen, subscribe, share)  

Cape Town evictions and Hong Kong repression
Breaking down the COVID-19 emergency budget with Dawie Roodt
COVID-19 & lockdown impact on National Budget

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FMF in the media  

FMF CEO Statement  On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations
Media release 
– Free Market Foundation concerned about deterioration of freedom in Hong Kong

FMF interview on eNCA Govt forcing people to ignore lockdown regulations – Chris Hattingh
FMF interview on BizNews Upacking Davis judgement which lays into NDZ's "irrational" lockdown regulations – Leon Louw, FMF CEO

FMF articles
If SA’s serious about changing course it must adopt Sowell’s ideas of freedom Chris Hattingh

Gordhan vs Mboweni: The stage is set for the ultimate political showdown – Jacques Jonker
We should talk about civil disobedience – Martin van Staden

FMF video, in partnership with Atlas Network – Khaya Lam  Upward Globility: Whose land is it anyway? | South Africa
Quarterly Review: January 2020 – March 2020
Media Digest & Cuttings June 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

‘Shocking’ municipal leadership sees R32bn lost to fraud and corruption
Socialism must be authoritarian
Were COVID-19 lockdowns worth the cost?
Charlamagne tha God and killer Mike urge Black Americans to embrace the 2nd amendment


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