FMF NEWSLETTER 10 September 2020


FMF NEWSLETTER 10 September 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 tenure bill must extend rights to women, not remove them from everybody  –  Lindelwa Faku

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development held a public hearing on 18 August 2020, among other things, to discuss the Upgrading of the Land Tenure Rights Amendment (ULTRA) Bill. The Bill aims to address the unfair discrimination of women based on their gender.

Clause 1 of the Amendment Bill claims to change the automatic conversion of land tenure rights listed in Schedule 1 into ownership, to an application for conversion into ownership. In so doing, it vests the Minister with a discretion to either approve or reject such application.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times  Dawie Roodt

SAVE the dates   

Thursday, 10 September 2020 e-Briefing INVITATION: Where does SA rank in 2020 Economic Freedom of the World report? Leon Louw, CEO, Free Market Foundation @ 10h30-12h00 To “attend”, simply click one of these links just before 10h30:

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 PROBABLE launch of EWC second edition "Security of property rights in South Africa: a critical response to expropriation without compensation" @ FMF – more info to follow

Latest Free Marketeers episode (listen, subscribe, share)  
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FMF in the media  

Media release New Chair and Deputy for the FMF – Lawrence Mavundla and Johanna McDowell
FMF CEO Statement  On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations

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 NHI will only 'plague' private sector with public health corruption Chris Hattingh
How the language of lockdown undermines the rule of law Rex van Schalkwyk
South Africa's political culture promotes government neglect Mpiyakhe Dhlamini

FMF video, in partnership with Atlas Network – Khaya Lam  Upward Globility: Whose land is it anyway? | South Africa

Quarterly Review: April 2020 – June 2020
Media Digest & Cuttings August 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

Lockdown devastated livelihoods: the numbers are out
Botswana's remarkable success is due to markets
As world wavers on free trade, Africa is embracing it


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