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The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans.
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Unemployment: The dream is still deferred – Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The voice of the unemployed in South Africa is largely absent from public debate. The economic aspect of this debate has largely centered around how best to create jobs for the unemployed, yet the people involved in these discussions are the people who would face increased competition from the new workers. The scale of South Africa's unemployment problem likely means any movement towards mass hiring in the economy is going to push wages down, at least temporarily, for existing workers.
What is equally strange, is that the other influential group is not the people who are meant to create these new jobs, but the people who created existing jobs and are the most likely to suffer from competition from the new job creators. There are good reasons why job growth is most often driven by small business, with for example more than two thirds of the non-agricultural jobs in South-East Asia being created by the informal sector.
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Thursday, 29 Ocober 2020 – "2020 Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Virtual Summit"
The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) represents a network of over 40 leading global think tanks dedicated to advancing a positive view of trade, globalization, and innovation for the benefit of the world's citizens. For more information click here
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FMF interview on SAFM – Worldwide launch: Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report – Leon Louw, FMF CEO
FMF articles – Inequality in SA and beyond - a peek behind the curtain – James Peron
Let economic freedom and trust be South Africa's heritage – Chris Hattingh
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Publish date: 07 October 2020
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