FMF Newsletter - 6 April 2022

6 April 2022

Mauritius won and SA lost in the economic freedom stakes

Eustace Davie

James Meade, British recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics, reported in 1961 that Mauritius faced a bleak future. The country was reliant on a single crop (sugar), subject to weather and price shocks, threatened by over-population, had no potential alternative job opportunities, was multi-ethnic, had large income inequalities, and had experienced political conflict. Land was scarce, there was very little technical expertise outside the sugar industry, capital was scarce, and the island was not geographically well positioned.

INVITATION:  South Africa in the next five years
Kgalema Motlanthe will be in conversation with Ann Bernstein, CDE’s executive director.

This is not an FMF event, but we thought members might like to know about it...
Date: Wednesday 6 April 2022
Time: 5 to 6 pm SAST 

C O U R T    C A S E    W I T H D R A W N

... in case you missed it last week ...

FMF is pleased to announce to members, funders and friends that the litigant who brought a case against the FMF has withdrawn the matter. 
The case was entirely without merit, so this comes as no surprise. So confident was FMF of a win, that our counsel had prepared and lodged our heads of argument and we were urging the litigant to do likewise so we could apply for a court date.
You can read our media release

The release was published in PoliticsWeb:
Meritless litigation against Free Market Foundation abandoned

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