FMF NEWSLETTER 12 August 2020


FMF NEWSLETTER 12 August 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  

Book extract | Recession, recovery and reform: South Africa after Covid-19 – Contribution by Temba A Nolutshungu

South Africa’s socio-economic problems and their broader detrimental consequences may seem insurmountable, but they are not. The situation can be turned around.

Simply implementing policy reforms that enhance individual liberty and respect the supremacy of the private sector in creating wealth and generating employment would be like waving a magic wand.

All government has to do is remove their varied ideological blinkers when enacting policy.

They need to focus instead on empirical evidence that irrefutably explains the glaring discrepancies between high-growth, prosperous economies and poor economies characterised by low growth and economic decline.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times  Dawie Roodt

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FMF in the media  

FMF CEO Statement  On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations
Media release 
Government should not infringe on private property rights to advance 5G

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 For SA to prosper the state must stop trying to kill the private sector Zakhele Mthembu
Taxing inheritance will entrench, not decrease, racial inequality Mpiyakhe Dhlamini and Lindelwa Fuku
Ban government from providing taxpayer-guaranteed debt assistance to SOEs Jacques Jonker

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 July 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

African trade deal could lift millions out of poverty: World Bank
How global capitalism boosted immunities
Money-supply growth hits new high for third month in a row


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