FMF NEWSLETTER 28 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  

COVID-19 lockdown is exacerbating SA's economic woes – CHRIS HATTINGH

The devastating effects of South Africa's draconian lockdown are playing out in front of our eyes. Implemented on 27 March 2020, the lockdown has piled on misery for an economy that was already taking its last breaths. The myriad nonsensical regulations, amongst which, for example, was the banning of e-commerce, have meant that businesses, employees, and their families, are in a state of limbo. While a global pandemic could be expected to cause significant economic disruption, as people adjusted their behaviour and work patterns, harsh lockdowns and regulations have unnecessarily exacerbated the negative effects.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times – Dawie Roodt

Latest Free Marketeers episodes  

Solve the education crisis; free the market - A conversation with James Urdang
SA's most important economy: The informal sector - A conversation with GG Alcock
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  

FMF CEO Statement  From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?
Media release – Signs that cigarette ban may last to level 1; it should be reversed immediately

FMF interview on Cape Talk  What is Bheki Cele smoking? – Leon Louw, FMF CEO
FMF interview on ClassicFM  Lockdown, tyranny and the rule of law – former judge Rex van Schalkwyk
FMF interview on Conscious Caracal  Unshackling the Economy – Leon Louw, FMF CEO

FMF articles
South Africa's lockdown is especially severe
Letter: Tax Freedom Day and a government with total say
Defending and advancing liberalism in South Africa after Covid-19
End lockdown - Free our children and grandchildren!
The lockdown is not prima facie lawful

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

Worth readings  

Freedom of speech and public interest, not allegiance, should underpin science advisement to government
We can't just spend our way out of this economic crisis, debt still matters
Micromanaged business reopenings could cause more harm
Editorial: No, bans are not working
'Continuing with the lockdown is not unwise - it's impossible'
No-one comes out unscathed from the SAA blame game
Economic devastation: It’s not the virus, but the lockdown, stupid!


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