FMF NEWSLETTER 3 September 2020


FMF NEWSLETTER 3 September 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  

NHI will only ‘plague’ private sector with public health corruption Chris Hattingh 

At the time of writing, the Special Investigating Unit is probing Covid-19 funding-related contracts worth R5.08bn. A new report from Corruption Watch, “X-Ray: The critical state of the health sector in SA”, exposes the endemic, debilitating level of corruption in the public health sector. The report makes clear the myriad administrative problems in the public healthcare sector in South Africa and casts more doubt on the effectiveness of the state managing everyone’s healthcare needs in the form of the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI).

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times  Dawie Roodt

SAVE the dates   

Thursday, 10 September 2020 POSSIBLE launch of "Economic Freedom of the World 2020" @ FMF – more info to follow
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 PROBABLE launch of EWC second edition "Security of property rights in South Africa: a critical response to expropriation without compensation" @ FMF – more info to follow

Latest Free Marketeers episode (listen, subscribe, share)  
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FMF in the media  

Media release Ministerial discretion under the ULTRA Amendment Bill will cause land dispossession on a huge scale

FMF CEO Statement  On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations

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 FMF articles Amendments to the land rights bill would be a great injustice Eustace Davie
Tread carefully with calls for ‘free data’ because it’s another promise government might not fulfil Martin van Staden

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

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

Worth readings  

Why we must all become insurgent citizens
Who will watch the watchmen? Spotlight on South Africa’s judiciary
Why political killings have taken hold – again – in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal


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