Temba Nolutshungu: The Moral Bankruptcy Of South Africa’s Minimum Wage Laws

 If we are ever to make a serious dent in South Africa’s cataclysmic unemployment levels, a critical review of labour policies is required. No aspect of labour market policies should be regarded as sacrosanct. All rational comments and proposals grounded in empirical evidence warrant consideration. In this context, I believe it is appropriate to question […]

IMANI Open Letter: 7 Steps To Significantly Reform Ghana’s Ruining Business Environment Now


 IMANI Center for Policy and Education (IMANI Africa) expends so much energy in quality research and evidence-based advocacy. Over the past years, we have teamed up with partners – both national and international to conduct research with regard to private sector activities. As part of our activities, we undertook varied research works that sought to […]

Emeka Ezeugo: Why Socialism is More Successful Than Libertarianism

 It is important going into this article to specify how the success mentioned in the title is measured. Success is typically seen as a fulfillment of a function, but if Socialism as a system is measured in this way, then it fails dismally. The form of Socialism I am referring to is not the end-goal […]

Temba Nolutshungu: Big Government And Big Labour: The Unholiest Of Alliances


 Labour unions have played an important economic, political and social role in the transition from apartheid to democracy. When black South Africans were barred from political participation during the apartheid years and the apartheid government explicitly and forcefully denied black South Africans a voice, labour unions effectively assumed a decidedly political role in the broader […]

FMF Media Release: Data Must Stand – At Least Until The Facts Are Known


 The Data Must Fall bandwagon is astounding in having captured public and media indignation without a clear grasp of the underlying facts. Myths have become de facto truths. Consumers’ increasingly insatiable desire for data has been harnessed by partisan interests of business, government and NGOs to the extent that clarity of thought and rational thinking […]

Martin van Staden: South Africa Leaving The ICC Sets A Bad Precedent


 I won’t act like I am a fan of international bodies such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, or the International Criminal Court (ICC). All these organizations, at some stage in their respective histories, have engaged in some of the most atrocious liberty-violating conduct, especially where it lobbies its member states for policy […]

Linda Kavuka: What Kenya Needs Is Less Number Of Representatives


 The efforts of activists, members of the civil society and freedom fighters in their own right were finally realized in 2010, when Kenya held a referendum and promulgated the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The country had experienced imperial presidency for over two decades and the aim of the constitution, among other reforms was to shift […]

IMANI Launches A Comprehensive Study Of Ghana’s Business Environment From 2011 To 2016


 IMANI in collaboration with the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) undertook a comprehensive study of Ghana’s business environment from 2011 to 2016. The overarching rationale for this in-depth assessment was mainly to take stock of the shifts in key macroeconomic indicators and how these changes has impacted businesses over the last five years. Clearly, […]

Center for Free Market Enterprise Wins 2016 Smith Student Outreach Award


  Center for Free Market Enterprise are the 2016 Smith Student Outreach award winners. The award was received by CFME Programs Director Mr Pilirani Banda in Miami, Florida, USA. Established in September 2014, CFME was founded by Peter Yakobe and Pilirani Banda young Malawians who are passionate about Economic development of Malawi and Africa as […]