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.

Open the economy, unleash the life-saving ingenuity of the private sector – IRR

11 May 2020 - The IRR notes the innovative initiative by Toyota to transform their HiAce, widely associated with the South African taxi industry, into an ambulance suitable for carrying Covid-19 patients. The vehicle is targeted at the emergency medical service – a sector in great need of support during this global pandemic.

Why can't South Africa save itself? - Politicsweb

11 May 2020 - Ground rush is a skydiving term, used to denote what happens if you wait too long to pull the ripcord on your parachute. At first you tumble serenely through a blue-green blur, but at an altitude of 400 metres or so, the earth clicks into focus and the ground comes rushing up to meet you. An instant later, you’re dead.

What must be done? - Saturday Star

9 May 2020 - South Africa is heading for deep trouble. Even the ANC knows it, and is consumed by fear, but for many reasons Cyril Ramaphosa has been unable to pull the ripcord and deploy the parachute safely. Here we are, then, hurtling towards the ground at terminal velocity. Can South Africa still be saved?

Covid-19 crisis heralds defeat of ANC – IRR

7 May 2020 - The Covid-19 crisis, deepened by the extended lockdown and draconian regulations that have shut down most of an economy that was already failing, will likely trigger a major political realignment in South Africa, heralding the defeat of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

Letter: No, Oom Cyril hasn’t got this - Businesslive

6 May 2020 - Brandaan Huigen (“Oom Cyril has got this”, 28 April) says that President Cyril Ramaphosa is playing a clever double-sided game of appearing to support expropriation without compensation, while cunningly neutralising it.

Post-Covid-19 recovery will elude SA if EWC is not scrapped - Polity

5 May 2020 - Before the Covid-19 pandemic knocked South Africa’s economy on its back, it was on its knees. Think back to the beginning of March: a ’technical recession’, catastrophic unemployment, a parlous fiscal position, and imminent credit downgrade – the latter coming on the day the country was locked down.

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