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Now is the time for Home Rule in South Africa

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Today marks the end of the Free Market Foundation (FMF)’s south coast roadshow, from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, and the launch of the FMF’s

Beware the sophistry of ‘legal vs illegal immigration’ discourse

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The one subject in which I differ wildly from most of those who find value in my work is immigration. I favour a significantly less

Wrongly labelled ‘universal franchise’ is why we can’t have nice things

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There is no such thing as ‘universal franchise’. It does not and has never existed. All franchise – everywhere and always – is qualified. The

How are liberals to respond to calls for Cape independence? 

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As with many things, Cape independence divides liberal opinion. As someone who is sympathetic to, but not yet a supporter of, the secession of the

The process is the punishment: A fatal flaw in South Africa’s criminal justice system

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Recently, over lunch, a practising advocate revealed to me that there is a principle in our criminal law (and that of many other jurisdictions): there

When judges aren’t

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The Western (including South African) judiciary is a peculiar thing. To defy a judge is to commit an offence to society so great that most

From pact to pillar: The Multi-Party Charter after the 2024 election

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The Multi-Party Charter has the potential to become a new pillar in South African society – just what the country might need after the 2024

‘Rule of Law’: Vapid or still relevant?

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The following is an edited address I delivered to the European Center for Austrian Economics Foundation at the Princely Wine Cellars in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, on

Can we address real crime in an overcriminalised society? 

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South Africa is a country so beleaguered by out-of-control violent crime that in some cases it even makes active warzones look peaceful by comparison. 2024

Take the port or build a port – but passivity is out of the question! 

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The municipal and provincial governments of Cape Town and the Western Cape, and the party that governs them, the Democratic Alliance (DA), are unhappy with