Newsletter - The ANC’s RADICAL plan for SA

16 August 2023

The ANC's radical plan for SA

Dr. Anthea Jeffery examines the ANC's preoccupation with the National Democratic Revolution (NDR) and delves into how the NDR ideology, formulated in the 1950s, serves as the ANC's overarching strategy for South Africa.


Are Property Rights Natural Rights? 

Head of Legal Policy, Martin van Staden, joined Bronwyn Williams to discuss property rights in South Africa.

They delved into topics such as the extent of publicly owned land in South Africa, the Khaya Lam project, the significance of granting individuals ownership, the debate surrounding property rights as inherent rights, and much more.


CompCom ‘punishing’ successful online companies

FMF Legal Researcher, Zakhele Mthembu, believes that the Competition Commission is punishing online businesses for being successful. Read his argument here.


Flags and threats: a liberal rumination on the limits of free expression

Martin van Staden comments on Julius Malema's continued encouragement of songs that incite violence. He argues that the EFF leader should be in jail. Read here.


Conceptions of Freedom: Individualist and
Communitarian Perspectives

Freedom means different things to different people. We are excited to host a thoughtful discussion on the different conceptions of liberty in the South African context featuring Ernst Roets, Martin van Staden, and Mark Oppenheimer.

Our panellists will explore points of agreement and disagreement on the following topics:

  • The Individualist and Communitarian approaches to freedom
  • The relationship between the individual and their community
  • The appropriate role of the state
  • How to resist socialist policies and build prosperity in South Africa

🗓️ Date:               Wednesday, 30 August 2023

⏰ Time:              17h30 to 18h00 – Registration, cheese & wine
                            18h00 to 19h00 – Presentation & discussion

📍 Venue:            Northwards, 21 Rockridge Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193.
                            See directions here.

🎟️ Entry fee:       R50 per person (cash only) at door. Media free.
Please RSVP only if you plan to join us in person (for catering purposes).


Contact us: +27 11 884 0270 |


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