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We can ill afford to play fast and loose with civil liberties

 25 Mar 20
These regulations represent significant infringements of South Africans’ constitutional rights and civil liberties.…

Accountability is more important than government’s desire for control

18 Mar 20   Jacques Jonker
The department of public enterprises is actively trying to undermine the respective business rescue processes of SAA and South African Express (SAX).…

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.…

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.…

Necsa ruling highlights ministerial overreach

22 Jan 20   Ivo Vegter
On 15 January 2020 the remaining members of the Radebe appointed Necsa Board resigned citing a 'dysfunctional' relationship with Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.…

SA mining industry decimated by regulatory uncertainty

10 Oct 19   Eustace Davie
Parliament should review the minerals and mining legislation and regulations as a first step towards having its members meet their obligations under the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution.…

Constitution errs in tipping the scales in favour of expropriation

02 Aug 19   Rex van Schalkwyk
The rule of law is the law of laws. Although the constitution gives explicit recognition to the rule of law, it has a separate authority that emphasises the primacy of individual liberty, as well as the right to private property.…

How government creates a problem and fixes it at taxpayers’ expense

26 Jul 19   Martin van Staden
We’ve seen it many times: government introduces a tax or regulation which has undesirable consequences.…

If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in trouble

10 Jul 19   Martin van Staden
By hanging the fate of South Africa on the shoulders of people like Cyril Ramaphosa and Busisiwe Mkhwebane, we are setting ourselves up for failure.…

Nationalising the profession, controlling how lawyers think: This is troubling

05 Jul 19   Martin van Staden
There are two troubling recent developments in the legal community that stand to undermine the rule of law and the strength of civil society.…

Finance bill delegates huge legislative power to unelected people

07 May 19   Gary Moore
The Treasury wants parliament to give up large swathes of its lawmaking power in favour of a handful of unelected appointees.…