FMF NEWSLETTER 22 July 2020

22 July 2020
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FMF NEWSLETTER 22 July 2020   
 
FMF update  

To all our supporters, members, friends, and the South African public, please take all necessary steps to remain safe and healthy in these very difficult times. 

The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans.


To read all of the FMF's work on the COVID-19 lockdown thus far, click here.

New FMF article  

Radical deregulation and liberalisation to lower data prices: Lock-down ICASA  – MPIYAKHE DHLAMINI

The government tends to come up with complex policies that later trips up the same government, causes unnecessary delays, waste and ultimately negative economic consequences and political discontent. The government's inability to meet its own deadline for digital migration, failing to meet the 2015 deadline for an analogue switch-off, is the result of a chaotic policy-making process which often includes multiple priorities that are fundamentally contradictory.

Switching off the analogue signal is required in order to free up the radio frequencies currently being used for the analogue signal for telecommunications networks. Consumers and broadcasters would then migrate to a digital signal for television which would require much less bandwidth to transmit the signal.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times  Dawie Roodt

Latest Free Marketeers episodes (listen, subscribe, share)  

The alcohol ban returns
Lessons for SA from Thomas Sowell, Perils of a command economy


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FMF in the media  

FMF CEO Statement  On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations
Media release 
So, Tito blinked and SAA will continue to fly the rich at the expense of the poor

FMF interview on eNCA Govt forcing people to ignore lockdown regulations – Chris Hattingh
FMF interview on BizNews Upacking Davis judgement which lays into NDZ's "irrational" lockdown regulations – Leon Louw, FMF CEO

FMF articles
WhatsApp stokvels: Liberalise informal banking sector to fuel growth Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
The COVID-19 response shows government can't handle NHI
– Chris Hattingh

FMF video, in partnership with Atlas Network – Khaya Lam  Upward Globility: Whose land is it anyway? | South Africa
Quarterly Review: January 2020 – March 2020
Media Digest & Cuttings June 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

Consumer criminalization could encourage a culture of tax avoidance
Social consequences zero interest rates
Affirmative Action in a multiethnic nation

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