FMF Newsletter - 5 October 2022

5 October 2022

​Terence Corrigan to LAUNCH the second in the FMF’s


Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Time: 1100 to 1130

Speaker: Terence Corrigan*

Virtual only via Teams:
Click here to join the meeting



In 1997 and 1998, FMF published a series of eight booklets titled Laws Affecting Small Business – finance, health, justice, labour, land, licensing, schooling, tax. Each booklet comprised recommendations to reduce red tape which would free small business, the engine of economic growth, from restrictive laws. Last year, we updated the series – see cover images below.
FMF is hosting eight mini media launches, one a week beginning Tuesday, October 4, 1100. We will make a media release and a digital copy of the booklet available after each launch.

  1. 11.10 – Terence Corrigan – LAND
  2. 18.10 – Neil Emerick – LICENSING
  3. 25.10 – Langa Bodlani – JUSTICE
  4. 01.11 – Michael Bagraim – LABOUR
  5. 08.11 – speaker to be confirmed – FINANCE / HEALTH / SCHOOLING
  6. 15.11 – speaker to be confirmed – FINANCE / HEALTH / SCHOOLING
  7. 22.11 – speaker to be confirmed – FINANCE / HEALTH / SCHOOLING
* Terence is the Project Manager at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), where he specialises in work on property rights, as well as land and mining policy. Terence has held various positions at the IRR, South African Institute of International Affairs, SBP (formerly the Small Business Project) and the Gauteng Legislature – as well as having taught English in Taiwan. He is a regular commentator in the South African media and his interests include African governance, land and agrarian issues, political culture and political thought, corporate governance, enterprise and business policy.
  1. 04.10 – Dawie Roodt – TAX
    The TAX booklet can be accessed
    HERE; the launch video can be viewed HERE.


If South Africa is to thrive, Piketty and the OECD must be ignored

The world is so replete with bad economic ideas today that the forces of prosperity have their work cut out for them. Within the span of two weeks, both the OECD and the world-(in)famous economist Thomas Piketty recommended that South Africa double down on wealth redistribution to allay its economic woes. But more of the same will not serve us well.

Martin van Staden

Denying Zimbabweans their UIF is criminal – Nicholas Woode-Smith


Universal Health Coverage vs National Health Insurance
30 July 2022

Adjacent to attempts by the ANC to implement property expropriation without compensation (EWC), the National Health Insurance (NHI) represents the most significant and far-reaching official policy proposal contemplated during South Africa’s democratic era. Read full article

The Public Health System: Is it Under-Resourced?
6 August 2022

South Africa’s public health system is perceived poorly by many and routinely attracts negative press coverage over its numerous failures, but it nonetheless remains a substantial and important national asset, relied upon by over 80% of citizens.
Read full article

The public health system: Quality, outcomes & medicolegal liabilities
13 August 2022

In 2013, the health department established the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC), a body that routinely measures compliance by public health establishments against best practice clinical and management standards. Read full article

The Private Health System: Oh so expensive!
20 August 2022

This fourth article of five provides a high-level overview of the private health sector, a substantial and well-established industry generally delivering high quality care across the spectrum of clinical categories. Read full article

A short history on health policy: From beetroot to silver bullets
27 August 2022

The modern democratic era has witnessed a health policy process with a variety of inquiries, new health proposals, and new legislation, although broadly speaking it can ideologically be split into two eras, the first from 1994 to 2007 and then from 2008 onwards. Read full article

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