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.

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.

EWC or corruption-free governance, not both – IRR

12 November 2020 - The imminent court appearance of African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule on corruption charges risks being misjudged as a significant step in confronting the damage corruption is inflicting on South Africa.

Scrap e-voting from the electoral bill – IRR

11 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. Yesterday, the committee responded to this public pressure by inviting the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to respond to the many objections raised.

Letter: Cruel to cut jobs in the public sector - Businesslive

10 November 2020 - It is unfortunate and cruel that business is assembling a lobby to press for job cuts in the civil service (“Hard decisions needed to tackle public sector pay, says Busa”, November 10). Cutting the civil service wage bill until it reaches the correct level of GDP is the wrong approach.

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