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Mboweni’s promises, contradictions and lunacies

 11 Nov 20
Cabinet meetings must be fun. Ministers make mutually exclusive proposals to which all agree. No-one says “Hey, doesn’t that contradict what we’ve just decided?”…

Media release: The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (B1-2020) should be abandoned

 06 Nov 20
The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (B1-2020) published for public comment is problematic across three broad areas.…

Media release: Government starts to release state owned farms to landless blacks – but no full title for 30 years

07 Oct 20  
Yet again government is failing to grasp an opportunity to redistribute state owned land to landless black citizens on full freehold title. Instead it is “allowing” them to farm state land on a 30 year lease and only then, will an option to buy kick…

South Africa's political culture promotes government neglect

08 Sep 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
South Africa's political culture promotes government neglect…

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

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

Why state stimulus measures are like (bad) karma

20 Aug 20   Neil Emerick
Why state stimulus measures are like (bad) karma…

For SA to prosper the state must stop trying to kill the private sector

11 Aug 20   Zakhele Mthembu
For SA to prosper the state must stop trying to kill the private sector…

The COVID-19 response shows government can't handle NHI

15 Jul 20   Chris Hattingh
South Africa's government-imposed COVID-19 lockdown was supposedly instituted to buy the government time to manage the spread of the virus, and to allow the public healthcare sector to prepare its own facilities adequately for an increase in COVID-19…

We need government, but we need civil society even more

03 Jul 20   James Peron
I was sitting at my desk when the whole world started shaking violently.…

Media release: Minister Tito Mboweni needs to go further than mere zero-based budgeting

23 Jun 20  
Minister Tito Mboweni needs to go further than mere zero-based budgeting…

Zero-based and cash budgeting should both be adopted by government

23 Jun 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Zero-based and cash budgeting should both be adopted by government…

Beware the funding decisions of government, the youth will pay

23 Jun 20   Chris Hattingh
Beware the funding decisions of government, the youth will pay…

Letter: Tax Freedom Day and a government with total say

29 May 20   Garth Zietsman
Letter: Tax Freedom Day and a government with total say…

Government is flouting the Rule of Law!

10 May 20   Jacques Jonker
Government is flouting the Rule of Law!…

Why feminists should embrace economic freedom

12 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
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.…

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).…

Business rescue: Politicians must familiarise themselves with the law

19 Feb 20   Jacques Jonker
Certain senior politicians seem to have a misapprehension of how business rescue works in South Africa, particularly as it regards the situation at South African Airways (SAA).…

‘Monopolisation’ is misunderstood and freedom of contract infringed in sports rights broadcasting

12 Feb 20   Martin van Staden
Proposed government interference in the pay TV market is a violation of the freedom of contract, which is not only critical in the commercial world, but a fundamental guarantee of individual and community autonomy from the dictates of third parties.…

We need less, not more, government intervention in the economy

29 Jan 20   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Government intervention in the economy simply does not work. It is a mystery, then, why so many otherwise intelligent people keep calling for more of the same.…

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.…

The benefits of informal housing

25 Dec 19   James Peron
There is an assumption on the part of urban central planners that informal housing projects are static slums. This is not true.…