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When individuality kills

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I am an unapologetic political, moreover liberal, individualist. As far as I am concerned, this is the only legitimate position one can hold as regards

‘Get over’ government: Stateproofing against harm begins in the psyche

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A responsible society is one that does not wait for politicians to solve problems on its behalf. It does the work without standing meekly by

Four false criticisms of liberalism from the right 

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As the national-conservative movement grows around the world, the right is increasingly abandoning the alliance of convenience it had with liberalism during the latter half

South Africa’s provinces should conduct their own foreign affairs

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The ability to conduct foreign affairs is a defining characteristic of an independent, sovereign polity. This is why central governments, even in federations, tend to

‘199’ is the 2024 election’s magic number: hit it, and everything changes

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In this piece, published in June, 2023 and which was one of our most-read pieces of 2023, Martin van Staden explains that if the ANC

BEE ‘fronting’ is a brave public service to be celebrated

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Businesses should be celebrated for circumventing racial policy. Such a statement is bizarrely contentious today, but when the Free Market Foundation expressed similar sentiments in

The well-kept secret of South Africa’s regime of censorship and ideological gerrymandering 

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Various repressive laws that explicitly or implicitly allow government to censor or manipulate free expression and discourse are already on the Statute Book in South

The tragicomedy of business’s naïvety on NHI

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Organised business in South Africa continues to engage with the South African government as if both parties were fundamentally bona fide. The reality is that

Nemo plus iuris: The universal law statists don’t want you to think about

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No matter what legal tradition you grew up with or which you prefer, all legal traditions share a universal rule which the proponents of modern

The Constitution is clear: Alan Winde can call a referendum in the Western Cape

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I am agnostic about, but quite sympathetic towards, Cape independence. On occasion, I assist their more liberally-minded formations with matters of jurisprudence. Indeed, my primary