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FMF newsletter 26 August 2020

FMF newsletter 26 August 2020
FMF update
To all our supporters, members, friends, and the South African public, please take all necessary steps to remain safe and healthy in these very difficult times. 
The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans.

To read all of the FMF's work on the COVID-19 lockdown thus far, click here.
New FMF article

Tread carefully with calls for ‘free data’ because it’s another promise government might not fulfil – Martin van Staden

Government is itself to blame for the precarious position in which South Africa finds itself economically. Therefore, it would be unwise for us to then identify government as the solution that those who are economically disempowered have been waiting for. If we bestow government with more power, particularly the power to force the internet and data service industry to provide ‘free data’, then we can expect the economic malaise we find ourselves in to be exacerbated.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video

A horrible budget in horrible times  Dawie Roodt

SAVE the dates 
Thursday, 10 September 2020 POSSIBLE launch of "Economic Freedom of the World 2020" @ FMF – more info to follow
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 PROBABLE launch of EWC second edition "Security of property rights in South Africa: a critical response to expropriation without compensation" @ FMF – more info to follow
Latest Free Marketeers episodes (listen, subscribe, share)

Lockdown 2020: Undermining liberty A discussion with Jeffrey Tucker
Prof Vivian on competition theory & government intervention Episode 1

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FMF in the media

Media release Ministerial discretion under the ULTRA Amendment Bill will cause land dispossession on a huge scale

FMF CEO Statement  On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations

FMF interview on eNCAGovt forcing people to ignore lockdown regulations – Chris Hattingh
FMF interview on BizNews Upacking Davis judgement which lays into NDZ's "irrational" lockdown regulations – Leon Louw, FMF CEO
FMF articles – Why state stimulus measures are like (bad) karma Neil Emerick
The importance of secure property rights for women Sindile Vabaza

FMF video, in partnership with Atlas Network – Khaya Lam  Upward Globility: Whose land is it anyway? | South Africa

Quarterly Review: April 2020 – June 2020
Media Digest & Cuttings July 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings
Grindrod forced to bail out R1.6bn BEE failure
Hunter hastings on how entrepreneurs beat the state
Time to salute our Non-Profit Organisations