FMF NEWSLETTER 19 December 2019


FMF NEWSLETTER 19 December 2019   

Dear friend of the FMF,

Rise to the challenge!

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 FMF R1Million Challenge is now in full swing.

The R1Million Challenge is our annual fundraising initiative now in its 6th year.
Any donation you make to the FMF before 18 January 2020 will have 50% added by our sponsor.
The FMF is the oldest free market think-tank in South Africa, and one of the oldest in the world.
We are a non-profit organisation and are entirely reliant for our operational funding on donations by private individuals and organisations such as yourselves.
No amount is too small to matter to us.
No amount is too small to have the 50% added.

Please donate now

Thank you to our generous sponsor for making the 2019 FMF R1 Million Challenge possible.
We ask that our members and friends rise to the challenge with support for the Free Market Foundation.
It is only with your support  that we may continue to strive for a better tomorrow for all South Africans.

ARTICLE of the week  

The State wants to take your house and pay you nothing – MARK OPPENHEIMER

At a time when South Africa’s economy is flatlining and Eskom is failing, Government has proposed an amendment to the Bill of Rights, which will allow it to confiscate people’s homes without compensation.


This article will address four issues. First, the State’s current powers in terms of S25 of the Constitution to expropriate land without compensation. Second, how this will change if the amendment Bill is passed. Third, the international law obligation on the State to pay appropriate compensation in cases of expropriation. Fourth, reasons not to amend the Constitution.


To read further, please click here.

FESTIVE Season message  

The FMF Board, Directors and staff wish our members, friends and fans a rejuvenating Festive Season. We look forward in 2020 to working toward a future filled with growth, employment and hope.  

SAVE the dates  

Wednesday, 22 January 2019 BRIEFING on NHI Increasing access to quality healthcare in South Africa  Michael Settas and others to be confirmed @ 11:00 – 13:30 @ FMF RSVP
Wednesday, 29 January 2019 EVENING EVENTDave Nicholls on Energy – more info to follow

Latest FREE MARKETEERS podcast  

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FMF in the media  

Media Digest & Cuttings DECEMBER 2019 for all media coverage

WORTH reading  

Worldviews are pessimistic because they are outdated
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Sneaky constitutional amendment guts property rights




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