FMF NEWSLETTER 2 May 2018    

Dear friend of the FMF

This week’s feature article describes a potential solution to South Africa’s mass unemployment problem. This simple, low-cost proposal, seeks to put the decision-making power squarely in the hands of unemployed people who cannot find jobs because of the barriers to entry into the labour market under the current labour dispensation. Laws designed to provide a high level of job security for those who have jobs form formidable barriers that prevent the unemployed from accessing jobs. The clarion call of the article is: Just Let Them Work! 

FEATURE article  

Job Seekers Exemption Certificates: Just Let Me Work! – EUSTACE DAVIE


Government should help the jobless to help themselves by removing the obstacles that prevent them from selling their labour at the best price and under the best conditions they can find. Putting the solution squarely in their hands is the only way to rapidly reduce South Africa’s mass unemployment. Just Let Me Work!

LATEST FMF event videos (WATCH)  

Adrian Schofield & Leon Louw The ECA Bill will be a disaster for South Africa
Grietjie Verhoef  History of strong African entrepreneurship held back by powerful constraints


Wednesday, 23 May 2018 MEDIA BRIEFING – Terence Corrigan (IRR) and Temba Nolutshungu (FMF) – Expropriation Without  Compensation @ FMF – more info to follow

Wednesday, 31 May 2018 EVENING EVENT – Cecelia Kok (FNS)   The value of liberalism  @ FMF more info to follow

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FMF in the media  

Media release DTPS ECA Bill – void for vagueness and therefore probably unconstitutional
Media digest APRIL 2018 for all media coverage

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