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 - 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.

FreeFACTS - August 2020

29 September 2020 - This edition of Free Facts looks at the latest economic growth figures which were released, and the impact that the lockdown had on South Africa. It reveals how significantly the South African economy was affected. It also provides statistics on levels of trust South Africans had in various institutions during the lockdown.

FreeFACTS - July 2020

24 August 2020 - The latest crime statistics show that violent crime still remains at very high levels. The rate of murder has not decreased in the past three years and South Africa has the third highest murder rate of any large country (after Venezuela and Brazil). The increase in crime can be linked to the decline of the SAPS (as well as other government institutions) which began under former President Jacob Zuma, but which shows no sign of changing under his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa.

FreeFacts - June 2020

This edition of FreeFACTS looks at a number of South African indicators and shows the serious trouble we are in as a country. This edition shows how we are sliding on metrics such as Economic Freedom and proposes some reforms the country should make as a matter of urgency.

freeFACTS - May 2020

The Covid-19 epidemic has forced many South Africans to change the way they work and learn. But access to tools which make it possibly to work or learn remotely are not shared equally among people in this country. This edition looks at access to various communication tools and how these trends have changed over time.

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.

freeFACTS - April 2020

This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the current lockdown, with specific focus on the economic impact of the lockdown and how public support for it has changed.

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