FMF NEWSLETTER 29 July 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  

EWC not the answer for post-COVID-19 South Africa – CHRIS HATTINGH

On 23 July 2020, the Governor of the Reserve Bank (SARB), Lesetja Kganyago, said that the SARB currently expects GDP in 2020 to contract by 7.3%. I consider this to be an optimistic figure, as contraction between 12% - 15% is likely more accurate, especially with the ever-present threat of load shedding. For the next few years, GDP is expected to grow by 3.7% in 2021, and by 2.8% in 2022. In the midst of such depressing news, we have to give some time to thinking about the future – and the kind of thinking the country needs to adopt if we are to turn things around. South Africa will have a fighting chance post-COVID-19, only if property rights are recognised and strengthened.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times  Dawie Roodt

Latest Free Marketeers episodes (listen, subscribe, share)  

Education on ice and restaurant industry takes to the streets
Mpiyakhe Q&A / AMA, FMF SAA media release, Stokvel article
NHI lockdown fail, SAA to receive more funding...from somewhere
What it means to be a South African? Lockdown effects revealed

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FMF in the media  

FMF CEO Statement  On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations
Media release 
So, Tito blinked and SAA will continue to fly the rich at the expense of the poor

FMF interview on eNCA Govt forcing people to ignore lockdown regulations – Chris Hattingh
FMF interview on BizNews Upacking Davis judgement which lays into NDZ's "irrational" lockdown regulations – Leon Louw, FMF CEO

FMF articles
The Competition Commission gets 'excessive pricing' totally wrong Zakhele Mthembu
Patrick Mahomes's $503 million contract offers a crucial lesson in value creation and economic freedom Chris Hattingh

FMF video, in partnership with Atlas Network – Khaya Lam  Upward Globility: Whose land is it anyway? | South Africa

Latest edition of Atlas Network’s magazine, Freedom’s Champion

Quarterly Review: April 2020 – June 2020
Media Digest & Cuttings June 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

Red tape in SA will be the death of us
'The medical urgency is growing': Gauteng is running out of beds
If SMEs don’t survive the lockdown shock, will the economy?


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