Reports

Below is chronological listing of the reports we have released in support of our campaigns and advocacy efforts to defend your right to make decisions about your own life free from unnecessary government or political interference and counter-productive policy.

FreeFacts - March 2021

This edition of FreeFACTS looks at South Africa’s tax burden. It examines how much tax South Africans pay, the different components of tax, as well as looking at international comparisons. It also shows taxation trends in South Africa and how they have changed.

FreeFACTS - February 2021

9 March 2021 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the matric results for 2020 as well as a number of historical trends. Flagged are the very small number of people who pass key subjects such as Mathematics with high marks and the low rate of educational throughput.

FreeFACTS - January 2021

23 January 2021 - The first FreeFACTS of the 2021 looks at the quality of life of South Africans. Using a measure determined by the Centre for Risk Analysis it shows that there are (sometimes significant) regional and racial cleavages in the quality of life experienced by South Africans, partly because of our history, and partly because of the growth-destroying policies which the government has followed over the past ten years.

FreeFACTS - December 2020

28 January 2021 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at South Africa’s rankings of various index which attempt to measure how free we are. South Africa does fairly well in terms of political freedom, but in economic freedom terms, we could be doing substantially better, reflected in the poor economic performance of the past decade.

FreeFACTS - November 2020

3 December 2020 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at how South Africans receive information, with a focus on radio and television penetration. In the wake of the collapsing SABC the report shows the vast majority of South Africans still receive their information on one of these two mediums.

FreeFACTS - October 2020

23 November 2020 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at corruption in South Africa. It looks at how South Africa’s ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index has declined and the vast amounts of money that have been lost die to wasteful expenditure. It argues that corruption is effectively stealing South Africa’s future and citizens must make it clear that there must be a zero-tolerance attitude to corruption.

FreeFACTS - September 2020

27 October 2020 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at South Africa’s unemployment crisis. It examines various aspects of South African unemployment, bringing to light the serious jobs crisis the country faces.

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