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The tourism industry suffers: What can be done?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE Chief Executive Officer of Tata International, Noel Tata, expressed his frustration about South Africa’s immigration laws not long ago. They have made it quite problematic for Tata employees to…

Thomas Piketty comes to South Africa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE FAMOUS French economist, and author of the bestseller, Capital In The 21st Century, Thomas Piketty, is expected to arrive in South Africa this week. He will deliver the 13th Annual Nelson…

South Africa and the Economic Freedom of the World Report 2015


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

EVERY year, the Fraser Institute, a free-market think-tank based in Canada, publishes the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) Report. The report “measures the extent to which individuals within a particular country…

President Zuma, we need a multipolar approach to foreign policy


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THIS week, I was again disappointed to see President Jacob Zuma doing what he’s famous for – tarnishing our image around the world. There are many others who…

We need the Free Market Foundation South Africa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I WAS elected a member of the Board of Non-Executive Directors at Free Market Foundation South Africa (FMF) this week. It’s an honor to serve one of Africa’s…

The solution to Eskom is clear


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

OUR directors at the Free Market Foundation South Africa have written extensively about what ought to be solutions to South Africa’s troubled state-owned electricity producer, Eskom.

They have argued the…

Why they don’t call American domestic attacks “terrorism”


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WHEN Dylann Storm Roof shot to death nine people who gathered this past Wednesday night for a Bible study at a landmark church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in…

Thousands lose their jobs in South Africa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AT THE  end of last month, The Economist published an article about South Africa’s economy. In it, they wrote “THERE is little in the way of bright news about South Africa’s…

South Africans, education is key


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

LAST WEEK, I wrote about Roland Fryer, a man who became a professor of economics at Harvard University at the age of 30. He’s a figure young people…

Roland Fryer – an inspiration to troubled Black communities


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WHEN THE American Economic Association (AEA), the professional body of academic economists in the United States of America, announces the winner of the John Bates Clark Medal each year, acknowledging…