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: Setback for mining sector - Business Day

30 April 2018 - The decision by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe to challenge a high-court ruling on the once empowered, always empowered principle is a potentially serious setback for the mining industry and the South African economy. The challenge may ultimately progress all the way to the Constitutional Court. Should that happen the effect will be to inject at least another two years of uncertainty into the mining policy environment.

Mark Lamberti: An additional absurdity to EE - Politicsweb

29 April 2018 - Mr Lamberti, who is stepping down from his position as chief executive of the group, was found by the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court to have impaired the dignity of Adila Chowan, a chartered accountant who was dismissed after complaining that Mr Lamberti had reneged on a promise to appoint her as a chief financial officer within the group.

Letter: Policy rethink required on South Africa land reform - Financial Times, London

26 April 2018 - Sam Wycherley’s letter (“South Africa’s dilemma over land reform”, April 20) falls into the common trap of seeing the process in terms of racial redistribution. Recognising the inevitable blowback of a policy of expropriation without compensation, Wycherley posits the use of heavy inheritance taxes. This would ‘hit whites’ and force land out of their hands.

South Africans need property – and must understand what that means - AgriPortal

26 April 2018 - Economic Freedom Fighter’s leader Julius Malema’s comments at Thembalethu Stadium in George earlier this month included some memorable remarks on property: ‘No one respects a person who is propertyless,” he was quoted as saying (“Occupy land 'legally' – Malema”, Timeslive, 6 April). “It doesn’t matter if the person is white or black. When you’ve got property, your confidence comes back. You are not people in the eyes of the people who own property, they see you as sub-human.’

How some private prosecutions in SA are “more equal” than others - BizNews

25 April 2018 - Trying to bring private prosecutions for corruption is very difficult, as AfriForum has repeatedly been reminded since it decided last week to launch such an action against EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema. By contrast, bringing private prosecutions over environmental breaches is remarkably easy. Why environmental breaches should be “more equal” than other crimes remains unexplained.

Back to the future with Ebrahim Rasool - Businesslive

25 April 2018 - Ebrahim Rasool is a party man. There is much evidence for this, but amongst it all, the following story best captures his commitment: On August 24 2006, Tony Yengeni was due to report to Pollsmoor Prison, to begin serving his four-year sentence for fraud. After a small ANC delegation had visited his house in the morning, Yengeni arrived outside Pollsmoor prison at about 12pm in a black Range Rover sports car.

Mining and the environment - SA needs new, more balanced approach

25 April 2018 – South Africa must revise its many and complex environmental regulations if it is to attain effective environmental protection, together with a thriving mining sector capable of boosting economic and social progress, according to the IRR’s latest @Liberty report.

Letter: Property rights a civil liberty - Southern Cross

22 April 2018 - Your article (‘What Church says on Land Redistribution’, 28 March 2018) opens with sentiments common among Catholic social thinkers: ‘The Catholic Church recognises the right to private property, but this right is subordinate to the common good and the needs of the wider community’. A nod at the right to private property, followed by a dismissal of it.

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