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COVID-19: Consider the unintended consequences of the lockdown

 01 Apr 20
COVID-19: Consider the unintended consequences of the lockdown…

Why feminists should embrace economic freedom

 12 Mar 20
Sunday, 8 March, was International Women’s Day. A few days earlier Canada’s Fraser Institute published its Women and Progress 2020 report, which confirms that greater economic freedom – freer markets, less regulation, personal liberty, and strict Sta…

Tito Mboweni should cut expenditure and stimulate growth, not raise taxes

06 Mar 20   Jasson Urbach
Finance minister Tito Mboweni has called on South Africans to provide advice on how to get the economy growing again.…

Government deserves a red card for tyrannical new Sport Bill

04 Mar 20   Chris Hattingh
Imagine for a moment the Rugby World Cup winning captain, Siya Kolisi, on a gymnastics mat, trying to perform handstands and backflips.…

Will the 2020 budget promise SA secure ownership rights and freedom?

26 Feb 20   Chris Hattingh
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni will deliver his 2020 budget speech today. South Africa enters a new decade with a growth forecast of only 0.7% (according to ratings agency Moody’s).…

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.…

The stubborn allure of socialism despite its abject failures

01 Jan 20   Temba A Nolutshungu
The almost simultaneous implosion of socialist and communist systems throughout the world is arguably the single most significant political event of the twentieth century.…

Competition Commission retail inquiry does not stand up to scrutiny

06 Dec 19   Zakhele Mthembu
The Competition Commission released its report on the South African retail sector, specifically on how exclusive agreements between the “big” retailers and property developers inhibit market competition.…

Liberty is the source of human progress

04 Dec 19   Temba A Nolutshungu
Promoting his seminal book, South Africa’s war against Capitalism, the economist Professor Walter Williams averred that “The solution to South Africa’s problems is not special programmes, it’s not affirmative action, it’s not handouts, and it’s not w…

Working together, South Africans can grow a strong economy!

06 Nov 19   Eustace Davie
Winning the rugby World Cup has shown what South Africans can do if they put aside differences and work together.…

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.…

Legislation by regulation undermines economic freedom

03 Oct 19   Martin van Staden
The recently published Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) annual report demonstrates that economic freedom produces prosperity, something South Africa urgently requires in abundance.…

Moody's axe will fall - unless we change course now

18 Sep 19   Chris Hattingh
The probability of a credit rating downgrade from Moody’s does not necessarily equal ‘good’ news for SA’s economic prospects. It is merely the calm before the storm.…

Media release: South Africa falls 54 places in World Freedom Index in just 19 years

16 Sep 19  
In the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2019 Report, South Africa ranks 101 out of 162 countries.…

Read the signs

16 Sep 19   Neil Emerick
Thursday’s release of the Economic Freedom of the World Index from the Fraser Institute sees SA fall another two places to 101st out of 160 countries.…

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.…

Africa’s path to prosperity lies in the free market

09 Sep 19   Chris Hattingh
The benefits of freedom and trade are not the sole right of America or Europe.…

Mboweni sends the right signal

04 Sep 19   Chris Hattingh
Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s new economic strategy paper is a refreshing, much needed breath of fresh air for an economy struggling for oxygen.…

Limits to economy a danger to political freedom

03 Sep 19   Brian Kantor
Consistent improvements in the economic welfare of the average man and woman have now been sustained for centuries in the Western world.…

The government doesn’t own you: The immoral premise of the NHI

28 Aug 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Following the discussions about the NHI (National Health Insurance), I am struck by how little regard is given to self-ownership.…

Education entrepreneurs could upgrade South Africa’s schooling

22 Aug 19   Eustace Davie
Economist Thomas Sowell said: “It is not what education teaches us directly, but how well it prepares us to learn ourselves that is the ultimate measure of its value”.…

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:…