Media

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.

Govt jobs plan: Putting the cart before the horse - News24

18 November 2020 - The government's Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Plan promises 800 000 job opportunities within a year and investment of over R100 billion over the next three years "to support the employment stimulus programme" (Economic recovery plan: More jobs from Public Works, 9 November 2020).

Data, not feelings, vital to constructive ‘race’ debate - Politicsweb

17 November 2020 - Jon Cayzer is a professional speech writer, has a master’s in public administration from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate on Rwanda and South Africa’s transitions of power. He recently wrote a 4 500-word piece about titled “On ‘race’, the DA is on the wrong side of history”. I disagree with his conclusions, but believe that his good-natured, lengthy, philosophical attempt to debate the issue is worth attention.

Investors urged to take a stand on pressing economic reforms – IRR

17 November 2020 - Investors attending this week’s South Africa Investment Conference are urged to press for real, sustainable growth in their engagements with the government, and add their voice to calls for the meaningful policy reform on which growth, jobs and a better life for millions of South Africans will depend.

No time for regrets, Mr President – IRR

16 November 2020 - South Africa’s biggest problem is not the slow pace of reform, which President Cyril Ramaphosa said last week he regrets, but the government’s failure even to conceive of any meaningful reform capable of attracting the investment that is indispensable to economic growth and job creation.

US media’s cancel culture over Trump does not serve truth - Businesslive

16 November 2020 - US media outlets might have counted on applause for their unprecedented decision to “cut away” — stop reporting — from the live post-election statements of an aggrieved and mendacious Donald Trump, but their gestures represent the worst of media sins: imagining they know better than their audience.

Scrap evoting from electoral bill - Weekend Post

14 November 2020 - More than 12,300 written submissions were sent in last week to parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs to protest against the government's plans to introduce an electronic voting system without adequate reason, costing or public consultation.

SA Running Short Of Job-Creating Tools - Rational Standard

13 November 2020 - You cannot store your cake and eat it, too. Some version of that phrase has existed in the English language for the last 500 years – and across language groups worldwide for centuries – to express the fact that there are mutually incompatible choices. South Africa faces just such a choice in 2020. It can choose to allow expropriation without compensation (EWC), or it can grow jobs. Not both.

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