FMF Newsletter: Putting people first

29 March 2023

Countries that place their people first do not have state monopolies​ 

Eustace Davie

The most striking positive evidence for putting the people first is revealed in the amazing results achieved by former communist-dominated countries that have adopted free market policies. We can find them by looking through the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) Annual Reports, which provide an overview, in this case, of the economies of 162 countries, for the years 1980 to 2020. (Available at Economic Freedom of the World: 2022 Annual Report | Fraser Institute)
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Thursday, 30 March 2023



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

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

On 24 March, in Kwakwatsi (Koppies) a handover ceremony took place, which was a very exciting event for the new housing team. The sponsors are Absa, Capitec, BetterHome, Reinet Trust and 7 private people who have sponsored a title deed. The regional Absa team attended, along with members of the Mayor's Committee and the Housing Director of Ngwathe were also present at the function. 

Councillors and members of the housing department 

Some of the 63 new title deed owners in Kwakwatsi 

In Vredefort (Mokwallo) on Friday afternoon, another title deed handover ceremony took place, where a total of 29 title deeds were handed to recipients. 
This event was once again sponsored by Absa, Capitec, BetterHome and Reinet Trust. 

Searle welcoming the councillors and members of Urban settlements from Bloemfontein 
Absa sent representatives to help handout the title deeds



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