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Unviable scheme has potential to wreck country’s fragile economy

 05 Mar 19
Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has accused the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) of “fear-mongering” and attempting to sabotage the implementation of government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.…

Capitalism is the only moral economic system ever to grace the world

 07 Aug 18
Capitalism is the only moral economic system to grace the world. It is the only moral system because it is based on individual rights and freedoms.…

Venezuela under the socialism of the 21st century – from prosperity to misfortune

01 Aug 18   Sary Levy-Carciente
The economic collapse in Venezuela, undergone during the last two decades, is due to the presence of the ideological-political project commonly referred to as ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’.…

How about private-run education facilities to train doctors in South Africa

18 Jul 18   Jasson Urbach
Is anyone surprised that the programme which trains South Africans as doctors in Cuba has been a catastrophic failure? According to Business Day,…

Do SA a favour: Close down SAA and pay all staff one year’s retrenchment package. Bargain!

28 Jun 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
There is much hype and little logic in the hysteria surrounding what to do with SAA. A national asset? A flag carrier?…

The empire of medical schemes

15 May 18   Robert W Vivian
In recent days, many consumers, no doubt, have been receiving strange letters from their insurance brokers telling them that as a consequence of “demarcation regulations” which come into operation this year, the cover provided by certain medical expe…

Free at last – Tax Freedom Day 2018

11 May 18   Garth Zietsman
On Sunday, 13 May, South Africans stop working for the state and start working for themselves.…