On January 1, the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into effect. Aside from the economic benefits that the arrangement will bring to the continent, Africa’s newfound support for free trade and liberalization marks a clear rejection of…
The unequal status of women persists, despite various waves of feminist activism around the world for centuries. One major gain of feminists, however, is the rate at which their views have spread and how far their influence now reaches.
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Currently, Africa is home to between 40 and 70 percent of the world’s poorest, depending on which modeling platform you are looking at. What does this mean? It means that everyone else is eliminating extreme poverty except Africa.
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While much has been written about the advent of the black middle class (however difficult it may be to define) since 1994, not much attention has been paid to how South Africa’s vulnerable middle class or working class may have …Continue reading
Reports of alleged corruption plaguing the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) – one of the vehicles being touted to administer the National Health Insurance (NHI) – should not come as a surprise. The Free Market Foundation (FMF) notes with concern …Continue reading
I have said and written much about the Expropriation Bill of 2020, which will likely become the Expropriation Act of 2021 sometime this year. In this article I would like to focus on one particularly troubling aspect of the proposed …Continue reading
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is heartened by recent press reports of the Venezuelan government relaxing its controls over the economy. This comes after the government of Zimbabwe also in recent years signaled its intention to open up for business …Continue reading
Numerous countries have committed themselves to promote the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls by ratifying international human rights treaties. These include the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of …Continue reading