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Patrick Mahomes's $503 million contract offers a crucial lesson in value creation and economic freedom

 28 Jul 20
Patrick Mahomes's $503 million contract offers a crucial lesson in value creation and economic freedom…

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…

If SA’s serious about changing course it must adopt Sowell’s ideas of freedom

14 Jul 20   Chris Hattingh
On June 30, one of the greatest men in the history of classical liberalism celebrated his 90th birthday.…

Draconian lockdown forces hard choices

01 Jul 20   Chris Hattingh
The negative effects of South Africa's hard lockdown continue to reverberate through the economy and broader society.…

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…

Time in lockdown has been wasted

10 Jun 20   Chris Hattingh
Time in lockdown has been wasted…

Letter: David Rakgase’s farm victory good news

05 Jun 20   Chris Hattingh
Letter: David Rakgase’s farm victory good news…

South Africa's lockdown is especially severe

01 Jun 20   Chris Hattingh
South Africa's lockdown is especially severe…

COVID-19 lockdown is exacerbating SA's economic woes

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

'Flattening the curve' was intended for the virus, not the economy

13 May 20   Chris Hattingh
'Flattening the curve' was intended for the virus, not the economy…

A wealth tax is not the kind of structural reform SA needs

11 May 20   Chris Hattingh
A wealth tax is not the kind of structural reform SA needs…

South Africa considers legislation that would allow the state to seize any citizen’s property

06 Apr 20   Chris Hattingh
South Africa considers legislation that would allow the state to seize any citizen’s property…

COVID-19: Consider the unintended consequences of the lockdown

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

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).…

NHI will add to SA’s fiscal and healthcare woes

15 Jan 20   Chris Hattingh
Speaking in KwaZulu-Natal on New Year’s Day, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the National Health Insurance (NHI) will put private and public hospitals on par with each other.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

LETTER: Property rights must be safe from political whims

09 Sep 19   Chris Hattingh
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe was right on the money when he warned of the massive harm that would be caused if property rights aren’t protected in SA. Speaking in Pretoria, Motlanthe said: “If property is not protected you destroy value, and if…

Ideologically opposed to the NHI, but knowing why

09 Sep 19   Chris Hattingh
There is nothing inherently moral or immoral in the concept of “ideology”; it is only the content of an ideology that can tell us anything morality-wise. For example, if an ideology is based on coercion, it should be considered immoral.…