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.

Press Release: Beware of placing transformation before job creation in tourism sector

26 January 2021 - Today President Ramaphosa will address the launch of Tourism Equity Fund, which was established by the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) in partnership with the Department of Tourism ‘to drive transformation in the tourism sector’ via ‘a new financial support mechanism to stimulate investment and transformation in the tourism sector’.

Why must taxpayers subsidise cars for rich greens? - Politicsweb

25 January 2021 - Elon Musk is now supposedly the richest man in the world. Although he is the market leader, he is not the only manufacturer of electric cars, nor is that his only line of business. But it would be interesting to know how much of his wealth is due to regulatory requirements, subsidies for electric cars, and proposed bans on other types of vehicles. If governments weren’t pushing some of his products and undermining competing products, would he perhaps be a bit poorer?

Life after Covid-19: Getting SA out of the doldrums - Biznews

22 January 2021 - What will South Africa look like when the Covid-19 pandemic has passed? As we struggle through the health crisis and the resultant dislocation – and even as we worry about the procurement and rollout of vaccines – we dare not lose sight of this question. The pandemic will ultimately pass, but its impact will be severe and long-lasting.

Shareholder activists need to ask plenty more questions - Politicsweb

17 January 2021 - Welcome to the past. When the National Party was still ruling South Africa, Barclays, a major and highly visible British bank, was one of the favourite targets of the British anti-apartheid movement and various other lobbyists seeking disinvestment from South Africa. Eventually, Barclays dumped its South African subsidiary (which is now First National Bank). Many other multinational corporations did likewise.

Expose bad ideas; don’t stifle them - Businesslive

17 January 2021 - Of the two books I received as Christmas presents, I am well into Martin Amis’s unusual, thrillingly revelatory autobiographical novel Inside Story. The second, Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now, is first on the to-be-read pile at my bedside.

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