Martin van Staden

Libertarian Jurisprudence & Free Market Economics

In the media

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.

2019

Podcast interview about liberalism in South AfricaEJW Audio – 17 November

Podcast interview about liberalism and constitutionalismManPatria – 5 November

Connecting the dots: Where is South Africa heading?Without Prejudice – 1 October

Die ander sê: RegsekerheidLandbouweekblad – 27 September

A government unhingedMoneyweb – 16 September

Chief Justice to deliver public lecture at UFS – The Weekly – 4 September

Radio interview about protests in Hong Kong – Chai FM – 28 August

Television interview about government interference in the economy – kykNET – 21 August

Dipping into state savings for NHI a risky gamble, pundits sayThe Citizen – 17 August

Think-tank attacks State-owned regional airline for “showing contempt for the law” Engineering News – 9 July

Television interview about economy and Hate Speech BillNewzroom Afrika – 4 July

Television interview about data and radio spectrum – kykNET – 3 July

Radio interview about the minimum wage – Pretoria FM – 25 June

Television interview about the Tourism Amendment Bill – Newzroom Afrika – 21 June

Radio interview about the Tourism Amendment BillCape Talk – 14 June

Podcast interview about constitutionalismThe Conscious Debriefing Podcast – 8 June

Television interview about swearing-in of parliamentarians – Newzroom Afrika – 22 May

Praise for South Africa’s ConstitutionVoice of Local Government – 14 May

PC brigade might milk a cartoon muppet as a sop to human kindnessTimes Select – 18 April

Presentation about Rule of Law bookFree Market Foundation – 27 March

Martin handing over a signed copy of his book to journalist Paul Pereira. Image: Paul Pereira.

Radio interview about regulating churches – Pretoria FM – 11 March

The problems with the sugar taxCrown Publications – 27 February

Podcast interview about taxes and the role of government – Death, Taxes & Change – 25 February

Take sugar industry’s tax talk with a pinch of salt – expertThe Citizen – 22 February

Radio interview about firearm rights – SAfm – 15 February

Radio interview about reducing number of provinces – Cape Talk – 11 February

Regime change in Venezuela should be carefully consideredDaily Maverick – 7 February

Radio interview about the State of the Nation address – Pretoria FM – 7 February

Radio interview about the Venezuelan crisis – Voice of the Cape – 31 January

Radio interview about the Hate Speech Bill – Heart FM – 31 January

Radio interview about the Venezuelan crisis – RSG – 31 January

Radio interview about Oxfam and inequality – Pretoria FM – 29 January

Podcast interview about South Africa and libertarianismLIFE TV – 14 January

Radio debate about the minimum wage – Salaamedia – 10 January

2018

Fear on campus (IV)Politicsweb – 18 December

Radio interview about the minimum wage – Pretoria FM – 10 December

Presentation about expropriation without compensationSakeliga – 05 December

Radio interview about the minimum wage – Pretoria FM – 27 November

Television & radio interview about expropriation without compensation – SABC 2 – 21 November

Television & radio interview about expropriation without compensation – SABC Market Sense – 21 November

Martin van Staden speaking at the FMF expropriation without compensation conference
Martin speaking at the FMF’s security of property rights conference in November 2018.

Panel presentation about expropriation without compensationFree Market Foundation – 21 November

Radio interview about expropriation without compensation – Pretoria FM – 20 November

Radio debate about expropriation without compensationSAfm – 19 November

Amendment will deal a blow to Constitution – The Mercury – 13 November

Radio interview about expropriation without compensation – Pretoria FM – 13 November

‘Don’t take pay for land away’ – The Citizen – 13 November

Amending constitution on “shaky grounds” for expropriation will cause illegitimacy – FMFPolity – 12 November

Television interview about the fuel priceeNews Channel Africa (eNCA) – 24 October

Presentation about expropriation without compensation2018 Libertarian Seminar – 21 October

Libertarians gather in WildernessGeorge Herald – 18 October

Researcher calls for scrapping of South African TV licence charges – Post – 17 October

Title Deeds for All — nice idea versus complex praxis – Daily Maverick – 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 BillSalaamedia – 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 – Salaamedia – 20 May

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

Television & radio interview 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

Presentation about 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