FMF NEWSLETTER 25 April 2018


FMF NEWSLETTER 25 April 2018    

Dear friend of the FMF

In this week’s feature article, Paul Pereira examines two studies on poverty in South Africa. Despite growing inequality, Pereira argues that there is a good story to tell about economic growth over recent decades in SA. For example, in just a decade, the proportion of people in upper-limit poverty improved from one-in-two to one-in-three. GDP had been growing well until the Zuma years, and if we want to return to that positive trend we must pursue policies which encourage, not hinder, economic growth.

FEATURE article  

A trend that builds a nation – PAUL PEREIRA

Two major studies on poverty in South Africa have caused understandable alarums this last year. One is a World Bank study on inequality issued last month, the other a 10-yearly Statistics SA “Poverty Report” that came out in August 2017. Yet for all their bad news, they risk obscuring the progress that SA is making in various ways affecting ordinary folk.

LATEST FMF event video (WATCH)  

Grietjie Verhoef  History of strong African entrepreneurship held back by powerful constraints


Wednesday, 23 May 2018 MEDIA BRIEFING – more info to follow

Wednesday, 31 May 2018 EVENING EVENT – more info to follow

FMF events can be watched LIVE via the FMF’s Facebook page by clicking this link:

Once on the FMF Facebook page, please scroll down until you find the presentation live streaming. Please note: the video remains available on Facebook after the event (though you will need to scroll down further to find it). OR you can watch it on our YouTube channel – usually uploaded within a day or two:

DIRECTORS' quotes  

WORTH reading  

Land: Learning from the Chinese
How Peru provides lessons on private property
South Africa didn't learn from apartheid. It's still waging war against free markets

FMF in the media  

Media release: Health insurance disappears for South Africans

Media digest MARCH 2018 for all media coverage

SOCIAL media  

Follow us on TWITTER for quick updates and news

Like us on FACEBOOK to receive advance notifications of live interviews and much, much more

Watch our YouTube videos on ChannelFMF

Robert Vivian and Leon Louw – FAIS: the harbinger of things to come

Dawie Roodt – The final countdown: How to survive this awful budget
Leon Louw – What is Oxfam's real agenda? It's not pro-poor
Frans Rautenbach – The law trade unions and growth - what role do they play in job creation?
Eustace Davie –  Failure to respect constitutional rights causes mass unemployment
Leon Louw – New law guaranteed to raise price of data and limit internet access
Adrian Saville – Paths to prosperity - lessons for a six pack solution
Leon Louw – South African Airways: The facts behind the fiction

Neil Emerick –  Will South Africa crash and burn?
Garreth Bloor –  Want economic growth? Repeal bad law

Jasson Urbach & Johann Serfontein – NHI pie in the sky
Twin Peaks - how Treasury will cost SA an additional R4,8bn per year
FMF –  A constitution worth fighting for (1996)


If you have a Twitter account:

  1. Please follow us on twitter (@FMFSouthAfrica) and retweet at least one of our daily tweets
  2. When you receive our weekly newsletter, open the feature article and tweet one of the three options at the start of the article
  3. Visit our YouTube channel (, select one of our many videos, click, share and tweet
  4. Ask family and friends to join our campaign to reach more people by doing the above

If you have a Facebook account

  1. Please like our page (
  2. Please share at least one of our daily posts
  3. Visit our YouTube channel (, select one of our many videos, click, share and post
  4. Ask family and friends to join our campaign to reach more people by doing the above

Become an individual member/donor, a corporate member/donor  or donate to Khaya Lam project

All individuals and companies can donate and deduct a maximum of 10% of their taxable incomes to Section 18A approved Public Benefit Organisations. The minimum annual payment we require is R250. All payments of R250 or more will be treated as a donation for which you will receive a Section 18A certificate for SARS.


TEL +27 11 884 0270 | FAX +27 11 884 5672 | EMAIL
  PO Box 4056, CRAMERVIEW 2060
  Bryanston Gate, Block 5, Ground Floor, 170 Curzon Road, BRYANSTON

entelect home powered by entelect web manager view partner sites



Help FMF promote the rule of law, personal liberty, and economic freedom become an individual member / donor HERE ... become a corporate member / donor HERE