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Produksie en spaargeld dryf n ekonomie

 27 Feb 20
The Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie staar ‘n spaarkrisis in die gesig. Burgers kan nie bekostig om genoeg geld te spaar om die nodige kapitaal vir belegging te genereer nie.…

Media release: FMF 2020 Pre Budget Statement

 25 Feb 20
The South African economy is in crisis and the annual budget, this year on 26 February, will provide the most important indication of whether the catastrophe will deepen.…

The basic conditions which all markets need to succeed

14 Feb 20   James Peron
Planning is what every person does daily. There is no exception: even informal living and trading areas, and taxi ranks are planned.…

Production and savings are what drives an economy

05 Feb 20   Jacques Jonker
The South African economy is facing a savings crisis. Citizens cannot afford to save enough money to drive the necessary capital generation for investment because of the suffocating effects of the government’s economic policies, such as high tax rate…

The West’s role in Africa’s day of the locust

Two weeks ago a Boeing 737 on final approach to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, flew into a massive cloud of locusts swarming above the airport.…

We don’t want to die poor: that’s how creatives feel about pending copyright changes

03 Feb 20   Jasson Urbach
An impending move by the US to end some international trade preferences will inflict major damage on SA’s economy and creative industries, including publishing.…

Why is profit so maligned when it is the result of consumers’ choice?

28 Jan 20   Neil Emerick
Defending the idea of profit will, in these enlightened days, immediately split the room. If you follow politics in the US, watch how campaigners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren masterfully attach emotional adjectives to capitalist nouns such as…

New or higher taxes won’t work, and could be unconstitutional

The trade union federation Cosatu recently called for tax increases, particularly on the wealthy, to arrest South Africa’s economic down spiral.…

Strong property rights are vital for economic growth

04 Oct 19   Chris Hattingh
Expropriation without compensation hangs over the South African economy, with Parliament in the process of drafting an ill-considered amendment to our Constitution.…

Economic freedom in South Africa continues to stagnate

03 Oct 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The latest report of the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) has just been released and South Africa continues to lag behind the rest of the world.…

How limits to economic freedom are behind SA’s failures

16 Sep 19   Dr Richard J. Grant
Economics is entirely about human relationships. None of the other “scarce resources” would have any value at all without people.…

We need to stop listening to the trade unions

13 Sep 19   Martin van Staden
Trade unions serve an important role in a free and economically prosperous society.…

Expropriation without compensation a death knell for SA’s economic prospects

03 Sep 19  
How many people in South Africa use their property to run a business, to make some sort of a living for themselves and their families?…

Freer markets generate prosperity, especially for the poor

16 Aug 19   Martin van Staden
Amid rising unemployment, the Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on the government to amend the Labour Relations Act to make it more difficult for employers to retrench workers.…

Impartial courts for economic prosperity

14 Aug 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The 2014 Rule of Law Index report has this to say about the importance of the rule of law to a country’s business environment:…

Call for higher taxes is misguided

03 Jul 19   James Peron
A small group of naïve billionaires in the United States are lining up begging for higher taxes on the super rich.…

Let my people go: How Africa can save herself

26 Jun 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The people of Africa have been subjected to multiple injustices, slights, and violence. The list of things inflicted on Africans is endless and has no modern equivalent, except for Asia in geographical terms and the Jews in ethnic terms.…

SONA: Big (pipe)dreams, no detail

21 Jun 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 20 June.…

SA’s youth need a free future to flourish

When young Americans grow up, rarely do you hear them being excited about going to study in Europe when they leave school. Why would they be?…

Want peace, prosperity, growth, and low unemployment? Follow the Constitution

14 Jun 19   Eustace Davie
Most people say they want freedom, but what do they mean by that word?…

More businesses closing, urgent reform required

12 Jun 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Stats SA’s April Statistics of Liquidations and Insolvencies paint a very grim picture. The number of business liquidations increased by 53.1% between April 2018 and April 2019.…

After terrible GDP growth numbers, the time has come to abandon fiscal stimulus

06 Jun 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The latest GDP numbers show that the South African economy declined by 3.2% for the first quarter of 2019.…