FMF Newsletter: Gail Day - an unsung hero

16 March 2023



Free Market Foundation honours former executive manager with award renaming

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has bid farewell to Executive Manager, Gail Day, who retired at the end of February after being involved with the FMF since 1987.
In recognition of Day’s tireless dedication to managing the administrative machinery of the Foundation (mostly behind the scenes), the FMF has named the ‘Gail Day Unsung Heroes Award’ in her honour.

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​Fresh Produce Market Inquiry has shades of central planning Zakhele Mthembu

The Competition Commission is back in the news again, this time trying to unironically legislate ‘competition’ into being. The final terms of reference for the Fresh Produce Market Inquiry have been released by the Commission, as is required by law. The urge on the part of regulators to fix or correct prices seems to be rearing its head once again.  

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Ensuring the light at the end of the tunnel is on


  • What caused South Africa's electricity crisis?
  • The economic impact of loadshedding
  • The possibility of a national blackout
  • Opportunities for private electricity generation

Date:               Thursday, 30 March 2023
Time:              17h30 to 18h00 – Registration, cheese & wine
                        18h00 to 19h00 – Presentation & discussion
Venue:             Building 5, Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston

Entry fee:         R50 per person (cash only) at door. Media free.

Note:                Event can be attended in person OR via YouTube

Please RSVP only if you plan to join us in person (for catering purposes)

Funding update

We are delighted to have received sponsorship for 300 more titles – 200 from ABSA and 100 from Rian Maartens of the Ipic Group. Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Title deed ceremony in Moqhaka and Viljoenskroon

Searle Sacks addressing the 101 recipients in Viljeonskroon on 10 March. A very festive occasion attended by six Councillors and the Housing Department team.

Ms Mokhele, 87 years old receiving her title deed from the Executive Mayor of Moqhaka, Mr Mokatsane.

David Ansara in Cape Town 6 & 7 March 2023

David Ansara had breakfast with Democratic Alliance MPs, Lindy Wilson (centre) and Michelle Clark (right), to discuss strategies for defeating National Health Insurance (NHI).

David Ansara met with Dave Stewart (pictured) and Tyla Dallas of the FW de Klerk Foundation in Cape Town on 7 March. They discussed how to strengthen the rule of law, protect private property rights and support constitutionalism in South Africa.


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