Martin van Staden

Libertarian Jurisprudence & Free Market Economics

In the media

Martin interviews

This list includes Martin’s television and radio media engagements as well as his media mentions (i.e. not his articles), which are often a result of an interview by a newspaper, and his conference or speaking events.

To arrange an interview with Martin, email martinvstaden@live.com

2018

Radio interview about expropriation without compensation – 13 November

Television interview about the fuel price – 24 October

Libertarians gather in Wilderness – 18 October

Title Deeds for All — nice idea versus complex praxis – 17 October

Radio interview about television licences – CCFM – 15 October

Uiteindelik goeie nuus oor petrolprys! – Rapport – 14 October

Radio interview about television licences – Radio 786 – 11 October

Radio interview about television licences – Radio Islam International – 11 October

South Africa’s TV licence laws are brokenBusinessTech – 10 October

Radio interview about television licences – Munghana Lonene FM – 10 October

Time for SABC to drop TV licence fees: ResearcherPower FM – 10 October

Time to drop TV licence that forces South Africans to fund SABC ‘apartheid dinosaur’ – think tankNews24 – 10 October

State control of healthcare versus wholesale privatisation – an ideological debate that just won’t go away – Daily Maverick – 2 October

Expert explains how to lower the fuel price – Northern Times – 28 September

Podcast interview about libertarianism and expropriation without compensationPodlitiek – 07 September

VAT and fuel price hikes: the unneccessary burden on South African pocketsNews24 – 15 August

Government’s ‘malicious compliance’ with socio-economic impact assessments – Daily Maverick – 2 August

Race clause in new Competition Bill open to abuseFTW Online – 30 July

Subdivision and land use laws hinder land reform and are unconstitutionalGo Legal – 24 July

Free Market Foundation’s views on fuel pricingAlex News – 16 July

Cries of a dying dinosaur – Business Day – 16 July

Television interview about the Political Party Funding BillAfro Worldview – 22 June

Radio interview about the Political Party Funding BillRadio 702 – 21 June

EFF will fight Party Funding Bill in court if adopted in its current formNews24 – 20 June

Presentation about the Political Party Funding Bill – Parliament of South Africa – 20 June

Can Indian South Africans Sue Malema? This Is What Legal Experts SayHuffPost – 18 June

Television interview about the Political Party Funding Bill – eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) – 14 June

Radio interview about the Hate Speech BillSalaam Media – 03 June

The Hate Speech Bill: A better alternativePoliticsweb – 02 June

Television interview about the Hate Speech Bill – SABC Newsroom – 31 May

Radio interview about expropriation without compensation – Power FM – 22 May

Radio interview about expropriation without compensation – Salaam Media – 20 May

Virtual panel discussion: Is infrastructure sharing feasible?EE Publishers – 09 May

Television & radio discussion about SA politics – Groot FM & kykNET – 07 May

Radio interview about South African Airways – Pretoria FM – 02 May

Radio interview about tobacco regulation – Pretoria FM – 02 May

Podcast interview about the Democratic Alliance and SA politics – Rational Standard Podcast – 17 April

Television interview about the Hate Speech BillkykNET – 16 April

Radio interview about the Hate Speech Bill – Pretoria FM – 16 April

New major changes to ‘hate speech’ bill – here’s what it means for youBusinessTech – 16 April

Radio interview about free market land reform – Power FM – 04 April

Alcohol adverts ban ‘will not banish thirst for booze’ – Business Day – 03 April

Radio interview about raising the legal drinking age – 5FM – 22 March

Radio interview about raising the legal drinking ageCapeTalk – 19 March

Raising booze age to 21 leaves a bad taste – Pretoria News – 19 March

SA needs leadership, not empty rhetoric – Sunday Tribune – 18 March

Controversial Hate Speech Bill On Its Way To ParliamentHuffPost – 17 March

‘Expropriation without compensation inconvenient for white South Africans’ – The Mercury – 16 March

SA’s Hate Speech Bill has taken a big step closer to becoming lawBusinessTech – 16 March

Land expropriation demands signal a cry for changeLegal Brief – 09 March

Proposed hate speech laws want to make basic insults punishable by 3 years in jail – BusinessTech – 07 March

NHI – a healthy way to go?Personal Finance – 06 March

Conference presentation on expropriation without compensation – AfriBusiness summit – 06 March

Is NHI a healthy way to go? – Daily News – 27 February

Radio interview about the centralisation of basic educationPower FM – 10 January

ICT bill ‘irresponsible’, Free Market Foundation warns – TechCentral – 09 January

2017

Getting Rid of the Tyrant But Not the TyrannyThe Glittering Eye – 06 December

Radio interview about bad faith public participation – Pretoria FM – 28 November

Podcast interview about libertarianismCliffCentral – 28 November

The Muse – With Martin van Staden: Constitutionalism and Rule of Law in South AfricaNested – 07 November

Recorded interview about jurisprudence and law in South AfricaThe Muse – 18 October

Television interview about discretionary power and the Rule of Law – kykNET – 09 October

Solidarity over Justice: The ties that bind South Africa and Zimbabwe – Daily Maverick – 22 August

Bonuses, SAA bailouts ‘hurt transformation’ – The New Age – 14 August

Bonuses, SAA bailouts ‘hurt transformation’ – ANN7 – 14 August

Radio interview about reckless constitutional amendments – Radio 786 – 04 August

Radio interview about reckless constitutional amendments – Kofifi FM – 03 August

Reducing number of provinces would be against the law – FMF – Independent Online – 03 August

Movement says ANC’s plans to reduce provinces will be against lawBriefly – 03 August

Justice system must change – Upper Highway Area Community Portal – 02 August

Radio interview about reducing the number of South Africa’s provinces – Rise FM – 26 July

Television interview about property rights and land reform – Al Jazeera – 18 July

Radio interview about economic growth and taxation – SAfm – 03 July

Radio interview about the importance of institutions – RSG – 27 June

Radio interview about criminal justice reform and victimless ‘crimes’ – SAfm – 22 June

Radio interview about youth empowerment (Youth Day)RSG – 16 June

Radio interview about privatising education – Focus FM – 06 June

Cape Town’s drive to regulate voluntary risk-taking will lead to a policy car crash – Popla Online – 01 June

Panel presentation about the minimum wage – Africa Liberty Forum – 24 May

Radio interview about the Hate Speech Bill & telecommunications policy – Power FM – 18 May

It’s time for SABC to be broken up and sold to real businesspeopleThe Citizen – 12 May

Panel presentation about the Hate Speech Bill – University of Johannesburg – 11 May

Television interview about radical economic transformationBusiness Day TV – 09 May

Insulting someone in South Africa could land you in prisonTony’s Blog – 09 May

Radio interview about land reform & the Hate Speech Bill – Kofifi FM – 09 May

‘Use government land’ – The Witness – 05 May

Television & radio interview about criminal justice in South AfricaGroot FM & kykNET – 03 May

New land reform bill unconstitutional – FMFfin24 – 02 May

Radio interview about the Agricultural Land Holdings Bill – Gagasi FM – 02 May

Radio interview about Workers’ Day & radical economic transformationRadio 702 – 01 May

Rape remark judge under pressureThe Mercury – 13 April

Judge’s rape post could be probed by conduct tribunal – The Star – 13 April

Television & radio interview about data prices & data policy – Groot FM & kykNET – 11 April

Cutting through government red tapeMartizburg Fever – 05 April

Nuwe wet gemik teen wit kopers – Beeld – 01 April

DieandersëLandbouweekblad – 31 March

Podcast interview about the Hate Speech Bill & SA politicsDirk Scheepers Program – 18 March

Radio interview about the minimum wage & the Hate Speech BillKofifi FM – 14 March

Radio interview about the Rule of Law & discretionary powerClassic FM – 06 March

Radio interview about South Africa’s withdrawal from the Intl Criminal Court – Radio 702 – 03 March

Radio interview about the Hate Speech Bill – Pretoria FM – 15 February

Hate speech bill may affect freedom of speechAfrica Daily – 07 February

Radio interview about the Hate Speech Bill – Radio Rosestad – 06 February

Radio interview about the Hate Speech Bill – Motsweding FM – 06 February

Radio interview about regulatory bullyingRadio Rosestad – 01 February

Television interview about the Hate Speech BilleNews Channel Africa (eNCA) – 31 January

Radio interview about the Hate Speech BillOFM & Jacaranda FM – 30 January

2016

Radio interview about property titlingSAfm – 13 December

Radio interview about property titling – Radio Rosestad – 12 December

Going off the rails – IRRPoliticsweb – 02 November

Podcast interview about libertarianismCliffCentral – 29 March

2015

Podcast interview about libertarianism – Being Libertarian – 14 November