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.

Cut fuel tax to tackle inflation

22 July 2022 - Stats SA has reported the highest headline inflation rate in a decade, at 7.4%, causing the South African Reserve Bank to increase interest rates dramatically – but this will not be enough to slow price hikes if business remains shackled by the fuel tax.

Getting serious about guns - Newsi

20 July 2022 - A series of shocking tavern shootings has highlighted – if ever highlighting was needed – not only South Africa’s crime problem, but specifically the role of guns in the country.

The ANC’s very own Rocky Horror Show - Biznews

20 July 2022 - Cyril Ramaphosa thinks Gwede Mantashe’s proposal of starting a second state-owned power utility is ‘not a bad idea’, or so he told a South African Communist Party conference.

Kemi Badenoch’s leadership on identity politics can ensure the UK stands up against the cynical exploitation of Africa | Hermann Pretorius - The Opinionist

11 July 2022 - It might hardly seem the place of a foreigner like me to venture too deeply into British politics, but for mostly better and sometimes worse, what happens in the political sphere of the United Kingdom affects the world in many, many ways – not least of all Africa, the continent Kemi Badenoch & I have shared as a home; she in Nigeria, and I, as a South African.

Let the voices upholding nonracialism speak - Businesslive

10 July 2022 - I was reminded last week of a passage from a recently acquired book of essays, Reading Myself and Others, by novelist Philip Roth. The passage comes in a 1981 interview with Roth by French journalist Alain Finkielkraut.

Letter: SA unable to emulate China - Businesslive

10 July 2022 - Speaking at the KwaZulu-Natal Local Government Indaba recently, co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma lauded China as an example of successful development.

Cele’s tirade offers lesson in race relations

8 July 2022 - Not unusually, the viral video of the week involves an allegation of racism in South Africa, this time from Police Minister Bheki Cele, directed at civil activist Ian Cameron. Cele followed up his accusation by yelling at Cameron at the top of his voice to “shut up or get out”, prompting police to forcibly remove Cameron from the Gugulethu community meeting.

Ramaphosa: The more things change, the more they stay the same… - Biznews

6 July 2022 - When things got really tough for ordinary citizens a few weeks ago, when the weather boffins were giving Johannesburg a bone-chilling outlook of at least a week of steady single figure lows with highs that were far from our usual balmy twenty-somethings, and when André de Ruyter had just announced Stage 6 load shedding was upon us, I confess I abandoned you all and fled the country.

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