FMF NEWSLETTER 21 May 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  

To tackle COVID-19 we need trade collaboration and innovation – JASSON URBACH

It is highly concerning that many countries, including South Africa, are looking to the failed ideas of the past to address the crisis. Barriers are being erected that are deepening shortages of medical supplies, undermining innovation, and hampering efforts to beat the disease. Now is not the time for countries to look inwards. The crisis will only be resolved, and economies will only recover, if countries can trade and collaborate freely with each other.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times – Dawie Roodt

Latest Free Marketeers episodes  

How can businesses navigate the lockdown? - A conversation with Cornelius Gouws
Gun rights: Crucial to freedom in SA since 1878: A discussion with Gideon Joubert
Is the NCCC legitimate? A conversation with Erin Richards

FMF in the media  

Media release – Informal traders gather in defiance of Lockdown ahead of civil disobedience campaign.
Media release – Tax Freedom Day comes early in 2020, but, thanks to Lockdown, this is not good news.

FMF interview on ClassicFM - Lockdown, tyranny and the rule of law – former judge Rex van Schalkwyk
FMF interview on SABC - Free Market Foundation's research on SA's COVID-19 lockdown – Martin van Staden, Head of Legal (Policy and Research) 

FMF articles
SA must look at the many horrific results of land expropriation without compensation
Variety is life, beware of the uniformity emerging from the pandemic

FMF video – Khaya Lam  Rising Tide Foundation title deed ceremony
Media Digest & Cuttings April 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

Extending lockdown won't stop transmission - only the economy will suffer more
6 reasons why SA needs to scrap the lockdown
The increasing absurdity of Patel’s red pen
Elon Musk's act of civil disobedience pays off, as California health officials back down
INSIDE LABOUR | When lockdown does more harm than good


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