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Eskom was doomed to fail. It’s core problem? Its monopoly

 14 Feb 19
It has become an accepted premise among some South Africans that the current government is responsible for the troubles facing Eskom, whether it is the financial position of the utility being compromised by corruption or so-called policy sabotage whe…

Media release: NERSA must give Eskom zero

 05 Feb 19
Terry Markman presented the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) oral submission at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA) public hearings on Eskom’s tariff increase application on 5 February 2019.…

A Panacea for SAA?

31 Jan 19   Terry Markman
Yes - there is a panacea for South African Airways’ (SAA) woes. One that will end taxpayer bailouts and satisfy politicians’ silly desire to keep the flag flying and retain our national pride. But – and it is a big but – it will take courage.…

Boycott South African Airways (SAA). Here’s why

18 Dec 18   Leon Louw
It is your patriotic duty to do so. If you are unpatriotic, it is your ethical duty. If you are unethical, it is your familial duty. If you have no family, it is your selfish duty. If you are a selfless hermit, fly SAA.…

Government hubris leaves South Africans in the dark

12 Dec 18   Chris Hattingh
Industry grinds to a halt. Traffic stands gridlocked. Lights in dangerous areas go out. People sit in the dark. Whereas Christmas should usher in a time of jovial spirit, this December once again brings in load-shedding for South Africans.…

Regulating Airbnb encourages anti-competitive behaviour

04 Oct 18   Chris Hattingh
The Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA) has called on government to regulate Airbnb in South Africa.…

African Excellence: Ethiopian Airlines leads the way

11 Sep 18   Chris Hattingh
Ethiopian Airlines stands as a bastion of success above an African landscape of failed state-owned entities.…

Open skies over South Africa

27 Jun 18   Chris Hattingh
Israel approved the ‘Open Skies’ agreement with the European Union in 2013. The goals were to increase the number of foreign airlines operating in the country, expand the number of routes served, lower fares and stimulate tourism.…

No reason for government to be involved in personal electricity generation

16 May 18   Chris Hattingh
The draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation published by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) state that every form of home electricity generation – including solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels and backup generat…