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.

A circus of the absurd - Newsi

20 September 2022 - One of South Africa’s diminishing band of the super-rich, Rob Hersov, set tongues a-wagging and feathers a-ruffling last week with his comments about the depressing state of the country, and his, ahhh, perspectives on what has brought it to this point. ‘Corrupt clowns, criminals … Cyril’s clown Cabinet,’ he declaimed. Some in this circus are older, some younger, ‘but all of them are incompetent.’ The President – dare one say Ringmaster to all this? – was a ‘useless, spineless failure’.

Planning for the future amid poverty of today - Businesslive

18 September 2022 - The idea of instant gratification is probably most easily mocked only by those of us for whom the prospect of having to put off getting what we want most, reasonably speaking, is made that much more bearable by the certainty that getting it eventually is not wholly unrealistic.

ANC stalls at final EWC committee phase

15 September 2022 - The ANC yesterday stalled at the final committee phase of the Expropriation Bill – intended to introduce controversial expropriation-without-compensation (EWC) provisions – seemingly because it felt the committee needed to “take a final relook at the report”.

Land not just for the taking - The Citizen

14 September 2022 - "Custodial takings" of private property is the enormous threat to the economy posed by the Expropriation Bill, the draft law set to be considered this week by the portfolio committee on public works and infrastructure, and likely sent on to the National Assembly for its endorsement.

IRR sends MPs 11th hour plea to cut EWC provisions

13 September 2022 - Every member of the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure was sent a letter today from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) urging them on the eve of their final discussion of the Expropriation Bill to delete no-compensation provisions that pose an existential threat to all South Africans’ property rights.

Jivika Singh: Failure of the Firearms Control Act leaves SA vulnerable to violent crime - News24

12 September 2022 - In view of the extent of violent crime in South Africa, and specifically the recent spate of horrific tavern shootings, there have been renewed calls for expanded and more rigid firearm control. Some, like News24's Adriaan Basson, have suggested a near complete ban on civilian gun ownership, along the lines of the Japanese model. Police Minister Bheki Cele has long expressed similar intentions, and a proposed amendment to the Firearms Control Act (FCA) would push South Africa along the path to this objective.

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