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.

Letter: Government needs to suspend localisation master plans for time being - Businesslive

25 May 2022 - Business Leadership SA (Busa) CEO Busisiwe Mavuso touched on some of the steps the government could take to alleviate the pressure rising inflation is putting on consumers (“Fighting inflation is a pro-poor intervention”, May 22). A further sound policy choice in this regard would be to suspend localisation master plans for the time being, as the likely outcome of these will be increased input costs, making cross-border trade more difficult, and causing higher inflation downstream.

Cadre deployment is still the problem - Newsi

25 May 2022 - Centre-stage in South Africa’s governance crisis is the question of the competence and fitness-for-purpose of its civil service – or rather, how the latter is lacking in these qualities. There is no longer any real debate about the severity of the crises that have arisen, daily illustrations of which range from brazen and pervasive corruption, to official indifference to performing its tasks, to the outright collapse of administration across large parts of the country.

Higher food prices could bring increased instability - Freight News

24 May 2022 - Rising food prices, and the factors driving this phenomenon, present a great risk for the stability of sub-Saharan African countries. A new report by Oxford Economics Africa details some of the recent, and projected, food price increases across the region. In terms of inflation baskets, food has a heavier weighting in the baskets of African countries; in some cases, these exceed 25%.

IP waivers mean waving goodbye to medical innovations - Business Day

24 May 2022 - Despite the unprecedented speed at which Covid19 vaccines were successfully developed, a number of countries, SA among them, remain committed to pushing for the dilution or removal of intellectual property IP rights in the pandemic prevention, preparedness and response instrument at the World Health Organization (WHO).

Flying the flag of 28 years of alienation - Biznews

20 May 2022 - The scandal over a proposed R22m monumental flag illustrates once more that our governing class keeps itself occupied with vanity projects instead of concentrating on getting basic services and infrastructure working in South Africa.

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