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Every week we reach hundreds of thousands of people through placing arguments in the media in support of the principles we stand for. No other advocacy group in the country does as much as we do to promote support for policies that defend your right, and that of your community, to make decisions about your own life free from counter-productive government interference.

Freedom guarantees bad ideas will be challenged - Businesslive

5 December 2021 - I began my first column of the year with a brief extract from a book, Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now, which for me defines an essential mental hurdle on the path to thinking about political and social change. “We will never have a perfect world,” Pinker observes, “and it would be dangerous to seek one.”

Vaccination by force: Unscientific and unsound

2 December 2021 - On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government would “undertake broad consultations on making vaccination mandatory.” This has been followed by calls from various other parties for vaccine mandates, including one proposal to withhold social grants from the unvaccinated, or to force jabs.

In defence of pragmatism - Newsi

1 December 2021 - Among the notable and memorable events of the past year was the passing of former President FW De Klerk. It was one of those archetypal ‘opportunities’ to reflect on the state of the country. And there was no shortage of that!

The power of pressure: Firearm Control Amendment Bill held back

29 November 2021 - “Extensive public outcry” has led to the Firearm Control Amendment (FCA) Bill being held back, according to DA Shadow Minister of Police, Andrew Whitfield. The Bill aims to deny South Africans the right to register firearms for self-defence. The holding back of this Bill marks a triumph for the effectiveness of public pressure.

Terence Corrigan: Coalition gymnastics - time to flip the script - News24

27 November 2021 - Earlier this month, Adriaan Basson wrote a column attacking the Democratic Alliance (and, in passing, ActionSA) for their refusal to consider coalitions with the African National Congress. This would force the ANC into an agreement with the Economic Freedom Fighters, he suggested, to the detriment of the country as a whole.

President Ramaphosa, veto the Employment Equity Amendment Bill!

23 November 2021 - President Ramaphosa is soon to receive the Employment Equity Amendment (EEA) Bill, approved by the National Assembly last week. While the Bill will pass to the National Council of Provinces for potential alterations, the President has a say, and can veto the Bill. Should Ramaphosa fail to exercise his veto, he will be allowing an unconstitutional derogation of basic rights.

Targets for ‘equitable representation’ sustain racist folly - Businesslive

21 November 2021 - You have only to contemplate for a moment the scale of the impact of dysfunctional education in SA to recognise how pathetically misdirected, as a transformative tool, are the newly expanded ministerial powers to set numerical targets for the “equitable representation” of people from “designated groups” across the economy.

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