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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.
But …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
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
South Africa’s flirtation with the idea that government should be allowed to expropriate private property without being legally required to compensate owners for it stands in stark contrast to the constitutional democracy we chose 26 years ago and is already …Continue reading
Yet again the government is failing to grasp an opportunity to redistribute state-owned land to landless black citizens on a full freehold title. Instead, it is “allowing” them to farm-state land on a 30-year lease, and only then, will an …Continue reading
Blaming the Constitution for government failure to act on land reform is absurd, yet, this is exactly what the Section 25 Amendment Bill is doing. Government has failed – not the Constitution. Until this is recognised, no Amendment Bill will …Continue reading
South Africa ranks 90th out of 162 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report, released today by the Free Market Foundation in conjunction with Canada’s Fraser Institute.
Last year, South Africa ranked …Continue reading