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Call for higher taxes is misguided

 03 Jul 19
A small group of naïve billionaires in the United States are lining up begging for higher taxes on the super rich.…

Let my people go: How Africa can save herself

 26 Jun 19
The people of Africa have been subjected to multiple injustices, slights, and violence. The list of things inflicted on Africans is endless and has no modern equivalent, except for Asia in geographical terms and the Jews in ethnic terms.…

Want peace, prosperity, growth, and low unemployment? Follow the Constitution

14 Jun 19   Eustace Davie
Most people say they want freedom, but what do they mean by that word?…

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

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

Your work for Sars stops on Saturday – Tax Freedom Day 2019

24 May 19   Garth Zietsman
On Saturday, May 18 South Africans stop working for the government and start working for themselves.…

Media release: Congratulations SA taxpayers - you've paid government. Now what you earn is yours!

17 May 19  
Before you earn a cent, government takes a chunk out of your pay packet in taxes. This Saturday, 18 May, marks Tax Freedom Day 2019 - the day from when the money you earn belongs to you to fund your and your families' activities and wellbeing.…

Bolstering intellectual property rights critical to innovation and economic growth

10 May 19   Jasson Urbach
April 26 marked World Intellectual Property Day, which celebrates the role intellectual property (IP) rights play in spurring innovation, creativity and technological progress. But what exactly is IP?…

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.…

Low business confidence to be expected

27 Mar 19   Chris Hattingh
That business confidence is at its lowest point in the last two years should not come as a surprise.…

Media release: 2019 Budget is “budget as usual” – except for the calamitous debt

22 Feb 19  
The biggest bang in the 2019 Budget is the absence of any big bang.…

Redistributing wealth is no way to grow the economy

14 Feb 19   Jasson Urbach
Many South Africans and foreign investors are keenly awaiting finance minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget speech on February 20, probably wondering how he plans to balance the national accounts.…

Things are getting worse - but there’s an easy solution

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore mentioned at the recent Leadership Summit that there is an element of “declinism” -- a pessimism about the state of one’s country -- in South Africa, and that it did not accurately represent the situation facing our country.…

Media release: Things are worse than they seem: error in World Bank data sees SA slip further in EFW 2018 rankings

11 Oct 18  
South Africa now ranks 110 out of 162 in the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2018 index. It had been reported that SA’s ranking was 94. However, following an error in World Bank data, spotted and investigated by Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Eus…

Less freedom, lower growth: What we should learn from international indices

10 Oct 18   Dr Richard J. Grant
It is a common temptation, in the months before an election, for politicians to promise the moon to those voters they fear might be attracted to the similarly lofty promises of a rival party.…

Further into the mire of socialism

25 Sep 18   Chris Hattingh
Reality can be avoided for only so long. The South African economy has slipped into its first technical recession since 2009.…

Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate

19 Sep 18   Eustace Davie
In 2005, former President Mbeki committed his government to an economic growth target of 6 per cent, but only after 2010.…