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More businesses closing, urgent reform required

 12 Jun 19
Stats SA’s April Statistics of Liquidations and Insolvencies paint a very grim picture. The number of business liquidations increased by 53.1% between April 2018 and April 2019.…

After terrible GDP growth numbers, the time has come to abandon fiscal stimulus

 06 Jun 19
The latest GDP numbers show that the South African economy declined by 3.2% for the first quarter of 2019.…

Minimum Wage: A crime against the poor

29 May 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a crime against the poor of this country as it absolutely forbids them from accepting any compensation below the floor set by government.…

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.…

Inflation is possibly the most serious economic risk, not just in SA

03 May 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The key to understanding inflation is to first understand the nature of money.…

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.…

The NHI: Analysis from a public choice perspective

03 Apr 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The NHI is set to be South Africa’s version of universal healthcare where resources are pooled in order to provide health services for everyone.…

The idea that labour and capital have divergent interests is wrong

02 Apr 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
You cannot produce anything without capital.…

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.…

Innocent small business owners targeted in Newcastle

01 Mar 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Imagine for a moment that after a herculean effort raising capital you are able to start a business.…

Government stealth tax to fund ailing Eskom

27 Feb 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
Officially, for the 2019/20 financial year, government will not be increasing income taxes.…

Eskom was doomed to fail. It’s core problem? Its monopoly

14 Feb 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
It has become an accepted premise among some South Africans that the current government is responsible for the troubles facing Eskom, whether it is the financial position of the utility being compromised by corruption or so-called policy sabotage whe…

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.…

Afro-socialists are the cause of black poverty

16 Jan 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
What did Biko mean when he said this? Did he mean that putting people with a black skin colour in power would automatically solve all our problems?…

Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC rethink on EWC

14 Nov 18   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
It is a well-known fact that the ANC sees itself not primarily as a ruling party but rather as a movement.…

Are supporters of EWC doing their part?

13 Nov 18   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
This is interesting in the context of Ramaphosa’s speech at the 8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture where he said "We cannot speak of true freedom when 10% of the population has more wealth than 90% combined" as reported on News24.…

Chavismo: The latest socialist failure

26 Sep 18   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The tragedy unfolding in Venezuela serves to prove a point long-settled by the failures of communist China, the USSR, Cambodia, Zimbabwe etc.…