FMF FEATURE ARTICLE
Violence and looting devastate SA; the only way out is economic freedom – Chris Hattingh
After more than a year of enterprise-killing lockdowns, and a decade of declining economic growth, South Africa has been gripped by violence and looting. Attempting to give a glimmer of hope, during two public addresses, and in his 12 July letter, President Ramaphosa said, "We are building up, not shutting down. We will rebuild our economy and create jobs." But as South Africans have learned over the last while, mere words from the government can only take one so far. Years of ideological and policy decisions by this government, policies that discourage economic activity, business- and capital-formation, and job creation, have led the country into this present crisis.