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Tread carefully with calls for ‘free data’ because it’s another promise government might not fulfil

 31 Aug 20
Tread carefully with calls for ‘free data’ because it’s another promise government might not fulfil…


Taxing inheritance will entrench, not decrease, racial inequality

Taxing inheritance will entrench, not decrease, racial inequality…

WhatsApp stokvels: Liberalise informal banking sector to fuel growth

17 Jul 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
WhatsApp stokvels: Liberalise informal banking sector to fuel growth…

Steps necessary to revitalise and create long term growth in the South African economy

05 Jun 20   Rob Jeffrey
Steps necessary to revitalise and create long term growth in the South African economy…

COVID-19 lockdown is exacerbating SA's economic woes

27 May 20   Chris Hattingh
COVID-19 lockdown is exacerbating SA's economic woes…

What real structural reform looks like

06 May 20   Martin van Staden
What real structural reform looks like…

How Covid-19 has shattered the lives of self-employed South Africans

02 May 20   Erik Peers
How Covid-19 has shattered the lives of self-employed South Africans…

Pandemics are costly and destructive, no matter what we do

24 Apr 20   James Peron
Pandemics are costly and destructive, no matter what we do…

Small businesses hit hard by national lockdown

17 Apr 20   Unathi Kwaza
Small businesses hit hard by national lockdown…

Moody’s should not be made the scapegoat for government’s failures

17 Apr 20   Jacques Jonker
Moody’s should not be made the scapegoat for government’s failures…

Media release: There is no uncertainty about the economic disaster caused by the lockdown

11 Apr 20  
Media release: There is no uncertainty about the economic disaster caused by the lockdown…

Produksie en spaargeld dryf n ekonomie

27 Feb 20   Jacques Jonker
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.…