Occasional Reports


The Ten Year Lockdown, with worse still to come

4 June 2020 – This report shows that the easing of South Africa’s stringent Covid-19 lockdown occurs against the background of an unacknowledged policy ‘lockdown’ for at least the last ten years, characterised by ‘radical economic transformation’ policies aimed at changing the ownership, control, and very structure of the economy.

Keeping Liberty Alive: Through Covid-19 and Beyond

14 May 2020 – This report highlights the risk of political rights and economic freedoms being eroded through measures adopted purportedly to deal with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the importance of society’s resisting such erosion.

Lifting The Lockdown Now

30 April 2020 – This report makes the case on economic and humanitarian grounds for the immediate lifting of the lockdown, with key public-health conditions, in order for South Africa to avoid the catastrophic consequences of mounting hunger, hardship and economic decline.

How Zakaria got it wrong

12 December 2019 – This report analyses flaws in the debate on expropriation without compensation arising from faulty and often misrepresented evidence.

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