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The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans.
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Much of SA history over the past century can be explained by a simple observation: not all corruption is due to socialism, but all socialism brings corruption.
Apartheid was not a market phenomenon but a statist intervention to thwart the market relationships that would have brought people together in co-operative endeavours. The same is true of the current form of apartheid that is called, euphemistically, BEE and denoted by an evolving chain of Bs and Es. Corruption of language and thought is both a side effect of socialism and a deliberate technique employed by its vanguard or promoters.
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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
Media releases – FMF tribute to George Bizos
Global economic freedom was up slightly in the past year – South Africa ranks 90th among 162 jurisdictions
FMF CEO Statement – On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations
FMF interview on eNCA – SA's economic freedom ranking improves – Leon Louw, FMF CEO
FMF interview on SAFM – Worldwide launch: Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report – Leon Louw, FMF CEO
FMF article – As the lockdown is normalised, is the rule of man overriding our liberties? – Zakhele Mthembu
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
The cognitive biases behind society's response to COVID-19
Residential rental arrears above 25%, vacancies top 11%
The police seem to like their lockdown power a little too much
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Publish date: 17 September 2020
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