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You can almost bet on it. The minute there’s a rash of renaming some new government corruption scandal will come to light.

Budget bottom line: SA is living on borrowed time

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and the government he serves are increasingly living on borrowed time. In the absence of growth-enhancing policy reforms...

Water crisis is not looming, it’s here

Friends drove down to the Eastern Cape recently and travelled through some of its truly beautiful mountain passes. They...

The ANC could beat unemployment but won’t

In 1920, the Communist Government of the Soviet Union faced a terrible problem it knew exactly how to solve – but would...

Hopelessness and hopefulness to be found in Cambodia – and parallels with SA

Book review: Cambodia: From Pol Pot to Hun Sen and Beyond Sebastian Strangio (2020) Cambodia is...

Why we took the government to court over the lockdown

Democratic institutions are the backbone of any prosperous country. Strong democratic institutions are needed to protect civil rights and political freedoms; these...

Your last chance to #KillTheBill

Tomorrow is the deadline for public comment on the Expropriation Bill, and it is vital that South Africans use this opportunity to...

Alcohol ban the bluntest tool in fight against Covid-19

It has been a few weeks since South Africa’s latest ban on the sale of alcohol was lifted. While a relief for...
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TDF Special Vlog – Budget or Joke? Budget Special Analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWeRfzpQqtk&feature=youtu.be When watching Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget Speech, we weren't sure whether to laugh or cry. Gabriel Crouse picks out...

The aloe ferox is dead

What does it mean when ‘markets react positively’ to Wednesday’s budget speech? Why would they react positively, when it was laden with...

Land reform can promote agriculture – but what Ramaphosa’s government proposes cannot

There is no trade-off between land reform and agricultural production and productivity. This was the message from President Cyril Ramaphosa in the...

This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 21st February 1808 – Without declaring...
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TDF Show – Budget post-mortem: How much are you actually taxed?

https://iono.fm/e/1002001 Frans Cronje and Gabriel Crouse give Nicholas Lorimer their analysis of the 2021 Budget speech delivered yesterday by Finance Minister Tito...

The IRR Show Podcast on Chai FM

We present the podcasts of the weekly IRR Show on Chai FM. The show is broadcast live every Tuesday from 09h00 to...

The Expropriation Bill and its ‘Game-Changing’ Benefits for the BEE Elite

Speaking last month to the Progressive Business Forum – a group of BEE and other businesses that pay the African National Congress...

SA taxpayers footing bill for corruption, expropriation drive – IRR

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget speech shows the extent to which the government ‘is making South Africans pay through taxation for the...

Angie Motshekga and ‘Rape Culture’

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently told a group of students that with better education there would be less rape in South...
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TDF Show – Winning the Battle for South Africa

https://iono.fm/e/1001340 Nicholas Lorimer, Frans Cronje and Hermann Pretorius discuss how a new political movement may save from South Africa from its current...
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EWC: How to lose your property in five steps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amdj_ihw_HA&feature=youtu.be If the Expropriation Bill currently before parliament becomes law, it will destroy our country and economy. But how exactly will...

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