FMF Newsletter - 21 September 2022

21 September 2022


A feasible South African policy solution to the crisis of electricity generation

The electricity crisis in South Africa is self-inflicted.  This has become clear from the many costly disruptions in electricity supply over too long a period.  There is something fundamentally amiss with government policy in this area.  At the centre of the problem is Eskom, the leviathan which enjoys monopolistic protection shielded from potential competition

Temba A Nolutshungu

Leaderex Money Summit, hosted 15 September at the Sandton Convention Centre, intended “to positively impact savings and investment across the country”. It comprised 20 conferences, forums and roundtables, and involved over 100 speakers. Martin van Staden presented on the topic, “Addressing the land question in South Africa”. Dankie, Martin!
Martin explained that expropriation without compensation and the associated narrative of “land hunger” are nothing more than a naked powergrab by government. There are better avenues to land reform, including urban titling (special mention was made of the FMF’s Khaya Lam project) and true ownership in government housing schemes, and the privatisation of rural public land.

Martin van Staden

Martin mentioned how restitution of dispossessed land remains an imperative that free-marketeers also insist upon, however this should never be confused with the social-engineering of redistribution.

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