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The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has launched a constitutional challenge to section 32 of the Labour Relations Act 1995 in the Pretoria High Court in 2013. The section governs relations between bargaining councils (BCs), the minister and employers, and compels the minister to extend agreements struck by those at the bargaining table to those not present and not party to the negotiations… (more)

All South Africans should be able to acquire and enjoy property, including land, with secure title and the right to hold, use and enjoy, sell, let, and mortgage it. The Constitution’s property clause recognises this entitlement to legally secure tenure, and charges the state to foster conditions enabling citizens to gain access to land. How, then, should the historically disadvantaged be helped to overcome existing or future obstacles?… (more)

from the Independent Power Producers Association, while addressing the media at the Free Market Foundation’s offices recently, said that Eskom are misleading the public when the say that they are keeping the lights on. Many people tend to believe that as long as the lights are still on that everything’s okay with the electricity supply… (more)

The threat of power shortages and the abrupt termination of power to certain areas show that to maintain the state electricity monopoly in its current form is not in the best interests of electricity users. The generation, transmission, and a large percentage of the distribution of electricity in SA are currently carried out by Eskom, a vertically integrated public enterprise. Local authorities carry out the balance of the operation of distributing electricity. A method has to be found swiftly to terminate these threats of blackouts… (more)

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