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SA’s youth need a free future to flourish

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

Media release: BLSA CEO Mr Bonang Mohale receives the FMF 10th Luminary award for his contribution to SA’s business community and defending the rights of all South Africans.

11 Jun 19  
Today, 11 June 2019, Mr Bonang Mohale, highly respected businessman and CEO of Business Leadership South Africa (BSLA*) received the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) 10th Luminary award...…

Democratising Capitalism by Bonang Mohale

10 Jun 19  
At the time that the world is converging and disintegrating at the same, in 2002 Michael Mandelbaum, one of America’s leading foreign policy thinkers, building upon what Woodrow Wilson proclaimed more than a century ago, wrote an illuminating and tho…

Is vryheid Suid-Afrika se voorland?

31 May 19   Chris Hattingh
Daar is weereens ‘n verkiesing in Suid-Afrika, en weereens is daar ongelooflik baie op die spel.…

Your work for Sars stops on Saturday – Tax Freedom Day 2019

24 May 19   Garth Zietsman
On Saturday, May 18 South Africans stop working for the government and start working for themselves.…

Cuba is no example to follow

22 May 19   James Peron
Venezuela is proof of the miraculous impact of socialism. They took a prosperous nation and destroyed it almost overnight. That’s a problem for that other socialist paradise—Cuba…

Media release: Congratulations SA taxpayers - you've paid government. Now what you earn is yours!

17 May 19  
Before you earn a cent, government takes a chunk out of your pay packet in taxes. This Saturday, 18 May, marks Tax Freedom Day 2019 - the day from when the money you earn belongs to you to fund your and your families' activities and wellbeing.…

Free women, free the economy

09 May 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
In South Africa it is well known that women suffer the brunt of our many socio-economic issues.…

A tale of two eras: Mandela/Mbeki vs Zuma/Ramaphosa administrations

06 May 19   Temba A Nolutshungu
It is an unmitigated moral tragedy that in the year of celebrating what would have been Mandela’s 101st birthday, the incumbent government has betrayed him on an issue about which that he felt strongly.…

Media release: Restoring property rights through title deeds on Freedom Day

30 Apr 19  
On Freedom Day, 27 April 2019, a generation after the fall of Apartheid, a further 66 residents of Vukuzenzele (which means stand up and do it for yourself) in Cape Town received title deeds to properties they have occupied for decades.…

Regulation of Airbnb is draconian

24 Apr 19   Chris Hattingh
Government published the Tourism Amendment Bill on April 12. If this had happened on April 1, one could have believed that it was an April Fool’s Joke, so comical is the logic underlying the bill.…

Reduce restrictions on foreign business

10 Apr 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
There is no denying that we live in the most technologically advanced era the Earth has ever seen and this is due to property rights and free trade.…

Is there anything to celebrate this Human Rights Day?

02 Apr 19   Martin van Staden
What, exactly, are we celebrating on Human Rights Day this year?…

Low business confidence to be expected

27 Mar 19   Chris Hattingh
That business confidence is at its lowest point in the last two years should not come as a surprise.…

Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency

20 Mar 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Small business is widely acknowledged as the engine of economic growth in both developing and developed economies.…

Venezuela is a prime example of the human cost of socialism

05 Feb 19   Chris Hattingh
After an election marred by a boycott from the opposition and allegations of vote-rigging, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for a second term as Venezuelan president.…

Black people can get out of poverty, if the government gets out of their way

28 Jan 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Poverty has been decreasing in Africa as countries have gradually liberalised their economies, yet the South African government has chosen to go in the opposite direction and citizens are bearing the brunt.…

Free trade: Guaranteed to make ‘almost everyone’ prosperous

14 Jan 19   Andrew Kenny
There is a very easy way to improve the whole world.…

The fundamental reason for belief in socialism

04 Dec 18   Andrew Kenny
Here is a simple question that will tell you whether you believe in capitalism, communism or socialism.…

Black Friday: A celebration of economic freedom

Today is the latest iteration of the Black Friday phenomenon, with ordinary people rushing to store to cash in on the best deals, spending their hard-earned money.…

To prosper, ensure a free economy (it worked for Mauritius)

28 Nov 18   Jasson Urbach
According to the latest, annual Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) report, SA’s economic freedom ranking has declined dramatically from 46th position in 2000 to 110th this year…