Martin van Staden

Libertarian Jurisprudence & Free Market Policy


articles bannerBelow follows a comprehensive (but incomplete) list of Martin’s article contributions across the internet and media since becoming a Students For Liberty Local Coordinator in 2014. Republished articles (i.e., which appeared on more than one publication) will also be featured. Links are provided where possible.

Due to the quantity thereof, Martin’s Rational Standard and Being Libertarian articles will be listed separately, at the bottom of this page.

The latest publications are displayed first.



Rational Standard

Being Libertarian


13 June – Daily FriendSix reasons the GNU, if formed, will not last long

10 June – Business BriefThe price of populism? The rule of law, economic freedom, and social progress

6 June – Daily FriendGet civically minded

30 May – Daily FriendReject the false dichotomy of ANC-DA or ANC-EFF

29 May – Maroela MediaLos kriminalisering, fokus op die kriminele (EN)

28 May – PoliticswebHate speech judgment confirms worrying trend of jurisprudence in SA

24 May – Maroela MediaVryheid kom te laat

23 May – Daily FriendBeware! Yes, you can ‘vote wrong’

16 May – Daily FriendRace law in South Africa 30 years into ‘non-racial democracy’

9 May – Daily FriendThe ‘rooi gevaar’: it’s not okay to be a socialist

7 May – Business DayOverzealous regulation

2 May – BizNewsCurbing tender corruption: Separating economy and state

2 May – Daily FriendDoes the ‘free market’ lead to public sector corruption? Of course not

25 April – BizNewsSA coalitions to consider or avoid post-May 29

25 April – Daily FriendPolitical arrangements to consider, or avoid, after 29 May

16 April – Maroela MediaSuid-Afrika se koalisie-kruispad (EN)

11 April – Daily FriendNow is the time for Home Rule in South Africa

9 April – BizNewsLiberals and Cape Independence – support or reject?

4 April – Daily FriendBeware the sophistry of ‘legal vs illegal immigration’ discourse

28 March – Daily FriendWrongly labelled ‘universal franchise’ is why we can’t have nice things

25 March – Maroela MediaPost-2024 Suid-Afrika en desentralisering (EN)

21 March – Daily FriendHow are liberals to respond to calls for Cape independence?

20 March – BizNewsCoalition crossroads: MPC parties’ dilemma in post-election South Africa (AF)

14 March – Maroela MediaHoe kan jy federalisme teëstaan? (EN)

14 March – Daily FriendThe process is the punishment: A fatal flaw in South Africa’s criminal justice system

8 March – Maroela MediaOpregte afwenteling of kosmetiese verandering? (EN)

7 March – Daily FriendWhen judges aren’t

29 February – PoliticswebCould a simple name-change ignite a spirit of federalism?

29 February – Daily FriendFrom pact to pillar: The Multi-Party Charter after the 2024 election (AF)

23 February – BizNewsMulti-Party Charter rejects Referendum Party: What it means

22 February – Daily Friend‘Rule of Law’: Vapid or still relevant?

22 February – Maroela MediaVat die hawe of bou ‘n nuwe een (EN)

21 February – Business DayThere is no reason for municipalities to oppose federalism (AF)

19 February – Mail & GuardianWhen individuality kills

16 February – BizNewsDA’s federalist dilemma: Genuine devolution or cosmetic change? (AF)

16 February – Cape IndependentThe DA must seize the Port of Cape Town

15 February – Daily FriendCan we address real crime in an overcriminalised society? (AF)

8 February – Daily FriendTake the port or build a port – but passivity is out of the question! (AF)

8 February – News24Cries of apartheid will not dissuade federalist sentiment

7 February – Maroela MediaStaatsbestandheid begin in die psige (EN)

1 February – Daily FriendWhen individuality kills

1 February – City PressSorry, Siyahleba but SA is indeed a federation

25 January – Daily Friend‘Get over’ government: Stateproofing against harm begins in the psyche (AF)

24 January – Maroela MediaWes-Kaapse minister van buitelandse sake? (EN)

23 January – The Star – Provinces should conduct own foreign affairs

23 January – Daily News – Provinces should conduct own foreign affairs

23 January – Cape Argus – Provinces should conduct own foreign affairs

19 January – Daily News – ‘199’ is the magic number in the 2024 elections

19 January – Maroela MediaOp 199 verander alles

18 January – Daily FriendFour false criticisms of liberalism from the right

18 January – George Herald‘199’ is the 2024 election’s magic number: hit it, and everything changes

11 January – Daily FriendSouth Africa’s provinces should conduct their own foreign affairs (AF)

7 January – RapportDinge lyk moontlik vanjaar heel anders


7 December – Daily FriendBEE ‘fronting’ is a brave public service to be celebrated

30 November – Daily FriendThe well-kept secret of South Africa’s regime of censorship and ideological gerrymandering

23 November – Daily FriendThe tragicomedy of business’s naïvety on NHI

20 November – Maroela MediaWinde kan ʼn referendum uitroep as hy wil (EN)

20 November – Cape IndependentConstitution is clear: Alan Winde can call a referendum in WCape

16 November – Daily FriendNemo plus iuris: The universal law statists don’t want you to think about

9 November – Daily FriendThe Constitution is clear: Alan Winde can call a referendum in the Western Cape (AF)

2 November – Daily FriendWhy the ‘unequal bargaining power’ argument against free choice is problematic

27 October – Daily FriendAssume Hitler will govern: The most important (and ignored) principle of constitutional design

19 October – Daily Friend‘Load-limiting’ is tyranny masquerading as convenience

12 October – Daily FriendIsrael: A (weak) light of liberty in a dark corner of the world

5 October – Daily FriendIt’s simple (but expensive)

28 September – Daily Friend‘Selfdoen’: The Solidarity Movement and AfriForum are conservatism done right

26 September – PoliticswebBudget cuts? It’s about time

22 September – Business BriefThe pitfalls of raising taxes on vaping – a closer look

21 September – Daily FriendCollective punishment, even for liberal ends, is intolerable

18 September – PoliticswebMalema’s threats of force and the liberal order’s rules of the game

14 September – BizNewsTreasury introduces fiscal anchor to contain debt surge: But SA must do budget cuts right

14 September – Daily FriendBudget cuts? It’s about time. Minister Godongwana, let’s do it properly!

11 September – PoliticswebHate speech law, if it is to exist, must apply equally

7 September – Daily FriendJulius Malema’s threats of force and the liberal order’s rules of the game

7 September – Maroela MediaVryspraak of haatspraak? Wat ook al, wees net konsekwent!

31 August – Daily FriendWeasel clause or protector of freedom? A new consideration of section 36 of the Constitution

24 August – Daily FriendState displacement of personal responsibility cannot justify Tobacco Bill

17 August – BizNewsNavigating South Africa’s governance circus around the electricity crisis

17 August – Daily FriendThis government is not to be taken seriously on electricity

13 August – Business DayMisplaced optimism over Ramaphosa

10 August – Daily FriendFlags and threats: a liberal rumination on the limits of free expression

3 August – Maroela MediaANC en SAKP nie só onbekwaam gegewe sosialistiese doelwitte

3 August – Daily FriendVagrant ‘traffic wardens’ and the false comfort of the commons

27 July – BizNewsThe dilemma of regulating coalitions in South Africa’s political landscape

27 July – Daily FriendCoalitions: Our desire for ‘certainty’ and ‘stability’ must be measured, not absolute

20 July – Daily FriendA cap on CEO salaries? No, rather cap political salaries

13 July – Daily FriendIllegal mining deaths caused by socialism, not capitalism

10 July – Maroela Media‘Wie besluit?’ – ʼn Verdediging van liberale individualisme

10 July – The Witness – Who decides?

7 July – African LibertySouth Africa’s Hate Speech Bill is Worrisome

6 July – Daily FriendThe road to Hell is paved with good intentions (and, yes, so was the road to Apartheid)

3 July – Business DayGovernment fiddles with tobacco as SA burns

30 June – Maroela MediaHerroeping van haatspraakwetsontwerp moeilik, maar nodig

29 June – Daily Friend – Dennis Davis (of all people) stands up for private property against militant socialism

22 June – Maroela MediaRasse-ingenieurswese moet stopgesit word

22 June – Daily Friend‘Who decides?’ A defence of liberal individualism (AF)

15 June – Daily FriendRepealing the Hate Speech Bill: difficult, but necessary

8 June – BizNewsSouth Africa’s political landscape on the brink of transformation: An end of ANC dominance and 2024’s possibilities

8 June – Daily Friend‘199’ is the 2024 election’s magic number: hit it, and everything changes (AF)

1 June – Daily FriendWhy I am a liberal

Read between the lines to understand the pernicious Expropriation BillDaily Friend – 25 May

A defence of the High Court’s ‘foolish, dangerous judgment on load-shedding’Daily Friend – 18 May

DA’s ‘doomsday coalition’ agenda insufficient to inspire many votersThe Citizen – 13 May

Liberalism is perfectly at home in SADaily Friend – 11 May

It’s a fallacy to measure ‘fair share’ only by tax contributionDaily Friend – 4 May

‘Ekwiteitswet’ blatant ideologiesMaroela Media – 4 May

Why (classical) liberalism ought to be the philosophy of the courtsDaily Friend – 20 April

‘Equity’ nothing but a euphemism for ANC’s race law ideologyNews24 – 18 April

Even judges are humanDaily Friend – 13 April

Cancel ‘cancel culture’? Not so fastDaily Friend – 6 April

A hegemon crumbles! – will the ANC survive after decades of parasitic policies?Business Brief – 3 April

A proposed 11-member cabinet for a reformist South AfricaBizNews – 30 March

Proportional representation and secret ballots in SA’s coalition futureNews24 – 30 March

Cabinet bloat? Here’s what a lean cabinet could look likeDaily Friend – 30 March

South Africa’s flawed legislation puts justice at riskBizNews – 24 March

Parliament must stop trying to use the courts to fix bad lawDaily Friend – 23 March

Federalists! Embrace South Africa’s mighty municipalityDaily Friend – 16 March

Confidence and supply as an alternative to a DA/ANC coalitionNews24 – 11 March

The DA’s principle of separation of party and state: Potentially problematic?BizNews – 9 March

The DA’s ‘separation of party and state’ in a representative democracyDaily Friend – 9 March

Illusion of a benevolent dictatorship in South Africa?BizNews – 3 March

South Africa’s decentralisation movement: Power to the provincesBizNews – 2 March

‘Benevolent dictatorship’ is not an easy egg to unscrambleDaily Friend – 2 March

SA’s liberation from load-shedding lies in liberalisation and deregulationBusiness Day – 27 February

Federation and devolution: ‘Doing’ versus ‘asking’Daily Friend – 23 February

Five reasons why DA and other opposition parties must avoid ANC coalitionDaily Friend – 16 February

Opposition: Get along or get out of the wayDaily Friend – 9 February

Ramptoestand: ’n Klipharde néé teen nóg geknoeiRapport – 5 February

Southern Africa: The best place on the continent to be freeDaily Friend – 2 February

Competence, not colour, the key to progress for allThe Post – 1 February

Every man and his dog has a view on electricity in SABizNews – 26 January

Comparing the electricity policies of SA’s top five opposition partiesDaily Friend – 26 January

BEE is more akin to blatant elite enrichmentBusiness Day – 23 January

How the DA should answer Clem Sunter’s rebranding questionsDaily Friend – 19 January

Why ‘Eskom worked well in the past’ is a fundamentally bad argumentDaily Friend – 12 January

Centralisation of basic education should be avoided and parental rights respectedDaily Friend – 5 January


Finansiële deregulering noodsaaklik vir ekonomiese groeiMaroela Media – 15 December

Die meer as 116 rassewette van die post-1994-eraMaroela Media – 14 December

Deregulering van die regstelsel is nodigMaroela Media – 9 December

Two avenues to provincial policing without ANC cooperationDaily Friend – 8 December

Liberalisering van onderwys noodsaaklik vir ekonomiese groeiMaroela Media – 2 December

The ‘good intentions’ of race law: SA’s enduring legislative traditionDaily Friend – 1 December

Financial deregulation necessary to spur economic growthBusiness Brief – 29 November

Regulasies vir “openbare gesondheid” ongesond vir groeiMaroela Media – 28 November

Of course the Constitution is an obstacle to your radical plan: that’s the pointDaily Friend – 24 November

How deregulating courts and the legal profession in South Africa could help small businessBusiness Brief – 23 November

Arbeidsmarkliberalisering is noodsaaklik vir indiensneming en groeiMaroela Media – 21 November

Keeping the EFF from power with a (very loose) ANC/DA arrangementBizNews – 18 November

DA/ANC coalition? Hell no. Confidence and supply? MaybeDaily Friend – 17 November

Liberalisation in education necessary for economic growthBusiness Brief – 15 November

Suid-Afrika moet oorentoesiastiese lisensiëringsbestel heroorweegMaroela Media – 11 November

South Africa’s Constitution: pretty good, could be betterDaily Friend – 10 November

Petty ‘public-health’ regulations stall small business growthBusiness Brief – 8 November

Business is gagged in the SA administrative stateDaily Friend – 4 November

Kleinsakeontwikkeling hang van die regte hantering van ‘die grondkwessie’ afMaroela Media – 4 November

Godongwana’s procurement reform must be quickly embracedBusiness Day – 3 November

Labour liberalisation key to incentivise employment and small business growthBusiness Brief – 1 November

As groei die mikpunt is, is dit tyd dat Jan Taks terugstaanMaroela Media – 28 October

Hate Speech Bill in late 2022: Still a threat to free expression?Daily Friend – 27 October

South Africa’s overzealous licensing regime must be reconsideredBusiness Brief – 26 October

Where has the corporate backbone gone?Daily Friend – 20 October

Small business development depends on getting ‘the land question’ rightBusiness Brief – 19 October

Ramaphosa’s pork pies on police devolutionBizNews – 13 October

Devolved policing: Constitutional imperative, or fantasy?Daily Friend – 13 October

If growth is South Africa’s aim, it’s time for Jan Tax to retireBusiness Brief – 12 October

The “Expropriation” Bill is dangerously misnamedDaily Friend – 6 October

If South Africa is to thrive, Piketty and the OECD must be ignoredBizNews – 21 September

Health regulations and police minister fiascos expose contempt for public participationBusiness Brief – 17 August

Ramaphosa’s welcome electricity reforms short on liberalisationMail & Guardian – 29 July

Legal profession regulation will threaten judicial independence in the long termCity Press – 8 June

Make SA prosperous first before focusing on renewablesNews24 – 3 June

Ideology beats evidence in SABizNews – 2 June

ANC’s socialist thinking is crushing South Africa’s futureMail & Guardian – 22 May

SA must only concern itself with green power when majority participate in the powered economyCity Press – 19 May

Loadshedding and lockdown expose paperthin democracyThe Star | Daily News – 29 April

It’s time to abolish or overhaul the Competition Commission (AF) – Business Day – 11 April

Blueprint for a new SA, get yours now!BizNews – 24 March

The first four items of the post-ANC government’s agendaDaily Friend – 15 March

Electricity regulation bill shows centralist ideology still reignsBusiness Day – 6 March

Courts must not interfere with communities taking over service deliveryBusiness Brief – 1 February

Ending state of disaster only the first step in restoring constitutional governmentGay Pages – 28 January

Liberalism is about individual rightsBusiness Day – 19 January

State of disaster can no longer continueBusiness Day – 11 January

‘Commit no nuisance here’ – The first step to emergent federalismDaily Friend – 6 January


Wat is ʼn ‘verkeerde keuse’ in ʼn vrye samelewing?Maroela Media – 10 December

WHO undermines democracy in crusade against tobacco and vaping products – Business Day – 8 November

Verpligte ent, en dan?BeeldDie Burger – 2 November

Multipronged battle for control of Free Market Foundation unfolds by people with unjustified entitlement complexDaily Maverick – 31 October

The ANC’s choice for South Africa: Federation or dissolutionDaily Friend – 28 October

South Africa: A federation without federalismDaily Friend – 23 October

Federalism and the promise of the transitionDaily Friend – 21 October

The KwaZulu Indaba and the federalist slide-awayDaily Friend – 20 October

When is a constitution unconstitutional? – The Witness – 18 October

When is a constitution unconstitutional?City Press – 17 October

South African federalism before the transitionDaily Friend – 16 October

Opgee van vryhede sal dekades by ons spookMaroela Media – 15 October

Fact: The Constitution 18th Amendment Bill must precede the Expropriation BillDaily Maverick – 12 October

5 Ways ALL Your Rights DEPEND on Secure Private PropertyFreedom Advocacy Network – 10 October

The constitution after the section 25 proposed amendmentBusiness Day – 1 October

The liberal case against (vaccine) passportsDaily Friend – 11 September

Threat of expropriation still hovers over SABusiness Day – 1 September

Nog ’n taks om SA te laat vouRapport – 29 August

Municipal elections: Is the Constitution a ‘living document’ capable of being adapted?Daily Friend – 28 August

Riots due to inequality? Not likelyBusiness Brief – 1 August

Why Not Even the Constitutional Court Can (Legally) Postpone the 2021 Municipal ElectionsDaily Friend – 31 July

Balance optimism with SA’s realitiesFinancial Mail – 19 July

Will South Africans allow government to introduce a hut tax for the SABC’s benefit?Daily Friend – 19 July

Illegal tobacco trade flourishes due to government interferenceBusiness Day – 4 July

3 critical race-hustling LIES told about the ConstitutionFreedom Advocacy Network – 4 July

Public policy requires evidence, not biasBusiness Day – 1 July

Viable alternatives to government’s expropriation plansBusiness Brief – 30 June

Roger Southall and the mischaracterisation of the IRRDaily Friend – 26 June

PANDA award ceremony opening remarks by Executive Committee member Martin van StadenFree Market Foundation – 23 June

Why are we celebrating the Constitution if we’re destroying it?Daily Friend – 12 June

Hoe gemaak met die wolkbreuk van outoritêre beleide? (EN) – Maroela Media – 7 June

State must stop trying to be the public’s babysitterBusiness Day – 30 May

Changes to discrimination law will make social interaction impossible (AF) – Business Day – 28 April

The cloud-cuckooland jurisprudence of “nil compensation”Free Market Foundation – 15 April

The President’s Human Rights Day hypocrisyFree Market Foundation – 25 March

Eufemistiese terminologie van onteiening sonder vergoeding (EN) – Maroela Media – 24 March

Reminding ourselves why EWC is unnecessaryFree Market Foundation – 16 March

Expropriation as punishment (AF) – Moneyweb – 9 March

SA needs a police service geared to serve the peopleCity Press – 4 March

‘Abandonment’ in the 2020 Expropriation BillAfrican Liberty – 3 March

‘Abandonment’ in the 2020 Expropriation BillRule of Law Project – 26 February

Don’t get lost in the details of expropriationCity Press – 26 February

Finding constitutional freedom of choice in the right to dignityRule of Law Project – 21 February

No more future booze bans, please!The Citizen – 20 February

Government must reassure South Africans of no future booze bansMoneyweb – 20 February

Fighting corruption with less politics and more business in South Africa (AF) – Business Brief – 17 February

‘Slegs R1,2 m.’ – die regering begryp nie sy eie SEB-beleid nie (EN) – Maroela Media – 11 February

New small enterprise bill – Does it answer the wrong questions?Business Brief – 4 February

The circus of irrationality continues with new level 3 regulationsFree Market Foundation – 4 February

Battle of personalities in America, South Africa, distracts from importance of institutionsBusiness Brief – 3 February

Suid-Afrika se kleinsakeondernemings wandel steeds alleen (EN) – Sakeliga – 26 January

Wat is die onderliggende agenda met SA se onteieningsbeleid?Maroela Media – 21 January

The new expropriation policy’s questionable premisesPoliticsweb – 20 January

We cannot depend on the Constitution to protect our freedomsBusiness Day – 19 January

Bezos-Musk wealth dance shows the folly of worrying about ‘inequality’City Press – 14 January

South Africa’s Constitution does not Envision Socialism, but FreedomAfrican Liberty – 14 January


Ramaphosa’s pseudo-economics won’t lower data prices by 2024TechCentral – 21 December

Chile’s constitutional choice: lessons from SABusiness Day – 7 December

Gautengse township-wetsontwerp skiet te kortMaroela Media – 7 December

Indien sosialisme ons voorland is, wag daar groot moeilikheidMaroela Media – 16 November

Only a free market and disciplined Parliament can end corruptionCity Press – 10 September

Three good governance practices that African states should adoptBridgeAfrica – 22 August

Tread carefully with calls for ‘free data’ because it’s another promise government might not fulfilCity Press – 20 August

Harnessing an authentic South AfricanismQuintessential ZA – 11 August

Prohibition has never and will never lead to smokers quittingBusiness Day – 23 July

SAA billions and a stillborn section of the ConstitutionDaily Maverick – 16 July

Land expropriation without compensation: Lessons from Venezuela paint dire futureCity Press – 3 July

For each day of cigarette ban, South Africa loses 1.5 community clinicsBusiness Brief – 1 July

We should talk about civil disobedienceCity Press – 23 June

High data prices? Don’t blame Vodacom and MTNMoneyweb – 20 June

High data prices? Don’t blame Vodacom and MTNTechCentral – 17 June

Prohibition and paternalism are always wrong, especially in a pandemicDaily Maverick – 16 June

Copyright Amendment Bill – public participation shambles!Business Brief – 10 June

Government must stub out its fake news on smokingBusiness Day – 3 June

Defend the dignity and freedom of employees and the joblessBusiness Report – 25 May

Defending and advancing liberalism in South Africa after COVID-19City Press – 22 May

COVID-19: Let’s abandon the fake news paranoiaCity Press – 8 May

SA needs real structural reform, not more jurists and philosophersBusiness Day – 3 May

Covid-19-afsonderingstydperk: juridies en prakties gedoemMaroela Media – 11 April

Comply with the lockdown, but don’t judge those who don’tBusiness Brief – 8 April

Right now it is overkill to require network providers to infringe our right to privacyBusiness Day – 2 April

Die COVID-19-afsondering: juridies en prakties gedoemKoronavirus Krisissentrum – 1 April

Beware the constitutional void during the lockdownAccounting Weekly – 27 March

We can ill afford to play fast and loose with civil libertiesBusiness Day – 24 March

How legislation could hamper the response to coronavirusBizNews – 17 March

Why feminists should embrace economic freedomChannelwise – 13 March

Land expropriation in SA: A warning ignored, a society crumblingCity Press – 6 March

Why Expropriation Without Compensation Would Devastate South Africa’s FutureFoundation for Economic Education – 28 February

Section 1 and the problems of constitutionalising expropriation without compensation in South AfricaAfrican Network of Constitutional Lawyers – 24 February

Nigeria and South Africa are Killing the Sports Broadcasting MarketAfrican Liberty – 16 February

MultiChoice lives up to its name and is not a monopolyBusiness Day – 13 February

The worrying escalation of land expropriation without compensationCity Press – 31 January

NGV-beleid gegrond op bedrieglike studieMaroela Media – 16 January


Tinkering with constitutional legitimacy is dangerous and unnecessaryDaily Friend – 21 December

New or Higher Taxes won’t Work for S.A. and it could be UnconstitutionalAfrican Liberty – 13 December

The proposed National Health Insurance scheme throws constitutional caution to the windMed Suite Media – 11 December

Proposed NHI throws constitutional caution to the windMed Brief Africa – 29 November

We beg to differ: Classical liberalism is exactly what South Africa needsDaily Maverick – 31 October

Change the law, implement vouchers, to end Eskom’s disastrous monopolyBizcommunity – 21 October

The unreasonableness of expropriation without compensation – Nephrology & Urology News – 18 October

Expropriation amendment harkens back to apartheid legal thinkingCity Press – 11 October

The unreasonableness of expropriation without compensationBusiness Brief – 9 October

L’hyper-réglementation, ennemie de la prospéritéContrepoints – 6 October

The Irrationality of Expropriation Without CompensationAfrican Liberty – 4 October

La nécessité de remettre les syndicats à leur placeContrepoints – 2 October

Legislation by regulation undermines economic freedomCity Press – 20 September

Rule of Law Project in court to protect free expression, equality at lawBusiness Brief – 18 September

Icasa sports regulations pose a threat to constitutionalismTechCentral – 13 September

Stop aux politiques tueuses d’emplois!Contrepoints – 10 September

We need to stop listening to the trade unionsCity Press – 6 September

Why hate speech and hurtful comments aren’t the same thingJewish Report – 5 September

Resist the ‘healthpas’ threat to our constitutional rightsBusiness Brief – 28 August

How the NHI threatens your constitutional rights and access to healthcareAll 4 Women – 16 August

Resist the ‘healthpas’ threat to our constitutional rightsAutomotive Business Review – 16 August

South Africa’s New ‘Healthpas’ Policy Violates the ConstitutionAfrican Liberty – 16 August

Liberalism remains misunderstood, despite evidence of its benefitsNews24 – 15 August

Freer markets generate prosperity, especially for the poorCity Press – 8 August

How government creates a problem and fixes it at taxpayers’ expenseCity Press – 19 July

If Our Salvation Depends On Personalities, We are In TroubleAfrican Liberty – 10 July

If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in troubleSA Breaking News – 10 July

Ebola spread in Africa raises questions about WHO’s prioritiesBusiness Day – 9 July

Nationalising the profession, controlling how lawyers think: This is troublingCity Press – 28 June

Vergeet gratis universiteite, gee ons vrye universiteite – Rapport – 23 June

Time to toe the ideological lineThe Witness – 21 June

Our youth need a free future to flourishBusiness Brief – 19 June

South African Youth Need a Free Future to FlourishAfrican Liberty – 19 June

The dangers of “transformative constitutionalism”Politicsweb – 19 June

Ideologie bedreig ons grondwetlike legitimiteitMaroela Media – 29 May

Niks oor ons, sonder ons nieDie Boodskapper – 28 May

American Culture Wars Have International ConsequencesThink Liberty – 19 April

South African government violates the Constitution by prohibiting prostitutionAfrican Liberty – 18 April

Prohibiting prostitution is unconstitutionalSA Breaking News – 17 April

Keep the ANC out of two-thirds majorityBusiness Day – 12 April

Cut spending and corruption, or get used to tax shortfallsCity Press – 5 April

Is there anything to celebrate this Human Rights Day?City Press – 21 March

Verkiesing: Ons moet die Grondwet beskermNetwerk24 – 15 March

Bitter taste to sugar tax’s easy moneySunday Tribune – 10 March

Minimum loon sal armoede verergerNetwerk24 – 5 March

It would be deplorable to rush the expropriation amendmentCity Press – 1 March

Why the outrage over sugar tax job losses?IT Online – 20 February

A free society is an armed society – City Press – 15 February

SA’s cyclops foreign policy on Maduro could be stomping on our ConstitutionBizNews – 30 January

‘Ongelykheid het niks met armoede te doen nie’Netwerk24 – 28 January

Hard lessons from the expropriation of mining rightsPolity – 25 January

Quality over quantity is best – The Witness – 21 January

Right to compensation central to protecting human rightsBusiness Brief – 21 January

When it comes to making laws quality over quantity is preferableCity Press – 18 January

Right to compensation central to protecting human rights – iAfrica – 9 January

Arbitrariness in mine safety law undermines the industry, and constitutionalismPolity – 7 January

Exploring the constitutional definition of hate speechCity Press – 1 January


In Final Plea, Economists Implore South Africa to Abandon Expropriation PlanFoundation for Economic Education – 7 December

Leaders must put SA first – Business Day – 5 December

Ingonyama Trust coining it by keeping subjects serfs on its land – BizNews – 28 November

Untitled communal land amounts to dead capital – Business Day – 28 November

Expropriation: We have to be carefulNetwerk24 – 23 November

Onteiening: Ons moet nou op ons hoede weesNetwerk24 – 23 November

Black Friday: A celebration of economic freedomCity Press – 23 November

Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds will cause illegitimacy – Business Brief – 19 November

US system protects, not favours minoritiesBusiness Day – 16 November

Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds will cause illegitimacy – Automotive Business Review – 13 November

Things are getting worse – but there’s an easy solution – Business Brief – 12 November

Beste Cyril, kom ons praat oor onteiening sonder vergoedingNetwerk24 – 12 November

Saving SA from its broadening slippery slopeSunday Tribune – 11 November

Flawed jurisprudence upholds the State capture of the mining industry – Polity – 7 November

Controls a recipe for disaster – The Witness – 25 October

SA’s fuel price needs less government intervention, not moreBusiness Day – 24 October

Doit-on obéir à une loi injuste?Libre Afrique – 18 October

Restoring dignity of the lawAmanzimtoti Fever – 17 October

Stop making laws to which nobody adheresBusiness Brief – 11 October

Restoring dignity of the law – The Witness – 10 October

Expropriation without compensation is a contradiction in termsSA Real Estate Investor Magazine – 3 October

Expropriation without compensation is a contradiction in termsSA Property Insider – 3 October

Le pouvoir administratif discrétionnaire socle de la corruptionLibre Afrique – 28 September

State control of healthcare – a sure route to disappointment and destitution – Daily Maverick – 21 September

Constitutional change must be constrained – The Witness – 18 September

How to provide responsibly for expropriation without compensation – SA Real Estate Investor Magazine – 17 September

South Africa’s Expropriation Plan Puts All Property in Danger, Not Just FarmlandFoundation for Economic Education – 09 September

Title deeds are simply a means to an end – security of property rights – Daily Maverick – 06 September

There is a surprisingly simple solution to our corruption problemBusiness Day – 05 September

Parliamentary deference to executive bills a cause for concern – Business Brief – 28 August

Don’t abandon the constitution to the race-ultras – Politicsweb – 27 August

‘Never again’ until next timeSA Real Estate Investor Magazine – 16 August

Afrique du Sud: comment baisser le prix du carburant?Libre Afrique – 1 August

Paying for court casesThe Witness – 27 July

Recklessly throwing taxpayer funds at court cases is unconstitutionalCity Press – 25 July

How you lower the fuel priceAmanzimtoti Fever – 25 July

Using taxpayers’ money to fund Jacob Zuma’s legal bills is unconstitutionalBusiness Day – 24 July

Cronies out to nail Netflix – Business Day – 13 July

Here’s how you lower the fuel price – The Mercury – 12 July

South Africans Don’t Need A Law For Everything – HuffPost – 10 July

Law so vague it makes no sense – Weekend Post – 7 July

Proposed IT law vague and confusingIT Online – 4 July

L’interventionnisme de l’État socle de la pauvretéLibre Afrique – 25 June

Gauteng government is undermining constitutional democracyAutomotive Business Review – 19 June

South Africa’s Tyranny of RegulationsHuffPost – 14 June

Political funding bill: Be careful of what you wish for – Politicsweb – 14 June

Blame political elite for poverty and lack of economic freedomBusiness Day – 13 June

Afrique du Sud: hausse des loyers en vue!Libre Afrique – 1 June

Snake in the grass in Jo’burg housing policyCape Messenger – 23 May

Afrique du Sud: Comment sauver le secteur des TIC?Libre Afrique – 14 May

The government’s ICT policy is holding SA back – Business Day – 8 May

No Growth Before Economic Fallacies Are Buried – HuffPost – 8 May

South Africa should follow winners, not losersSharebox – 18 April

New Hate Speech Bill an improvement, but is still unnecessary – Free Market Foundation – 17 April

South Africa should follow winners, not losers – Free Market Foundation – 17 April

Why spectrum should be traded like property in South AfricaTechCentral – 13 April

South Africa Can Work by Frans Rautenbach: reader impression – LitNet – 12 April

Rectify insecure tenureThe Witness – 9 April

SA’s ban on spectrum trading makes no sense – TechCentral – 5 April

South Africa is not capitalist, but needs to be! – Business Brief – 4 April

Land reform urgently needed in urban areas – SA Property Insider – 3 April

Expropriation en Afrique du Sud: mesure anti-Noirs?Libre Afrique – 3 April

South Africans need time to debate issue of expropriation without compensation – The Witness – 2 April

Amending the Constitution needs time for proper consultationBusiness Day – 1 April

‘More time needed’ to discuss land grabs – Cape Messenger – 28 March

Land Reform: The Free Market WayHuffPost – 26 March

New Traffic Law Inconsistent With The Rule of Law – HuffPost – 23 March

Observe property rights and pay for land – Pretoria News – 16 March

Land expropriation will hit blacks more – Cape Messenger – 15 March

Unworkable drink ban until age of 21 Cape Messenger – 8 March

How The Constitutional Court May Still Save Property Rights – HuffPost – 3 March

Ban nanny state instead – Business Day – 3 March

Hate-Speech Bill: A Threat To Democracy In South Africa – HuffPost – 1 March

Racialist amendment bill will poke a stick in wheel of growthBusiness Day – 28 February

Afrique du Sud: la liberté, moteur de la concurrenceLibre Afrique – 21 February

Only freedom can stimulate competition – Business Brief – 14 February

Oxfam Cares More About Ideology than PovertyFoundation for Economic Education – 27 January

Afrique: La propriété privée n’est pas une création importéeLibre Afrique – 26 January

Afrique du Sud: l’éducation étranglée par la bureaucratie – – 25 January

Centralising education will destroy diversityCity Press – 7 January

Bureaucracy disease: Distressing plan to centralise control of education in SABizNews – 5 January


Quand les parlementaires fragilisent la démocratieLibre Afrique – 22 December

Is equality really equal?Bizcommunity – 21 December

Beware the unintended consequences of the new political party funding lawGo Legal – 12 December

SAA is not a parastatal, it is a PARASITE and unconstitutional – van StadenBizNews – 11 December

Getting Rid of Mugabe Isn’t Enough – Zimbabwe Needs ChangeRealClearWorld – 4 December

Short comment periods on new laws are unreasonable and unconstitutionalBerea Mail – 29 November

Short comment periods on new laws are unreasonable and unconstitutionalThe Gremlin – 28 November

Short comment periods ‘unconstitutional’ – IT Online – 28 November

Deursigtigheid in politieke partyfinansiering nie noodwendig voordelig nieMaroela Media – 21 November

Concerns about government’s ICT policy plansEngineerIT – 20 November

Ruled by grey people with pens – Cape Messenger – 14 November

Parliament’s surrendering of political power to bureaucrats jeopardises democracyThe Gremlin – 14 November

Mandatory transparency in political party funding could jeopardise South Africa’s democracyVoices360 – 18 October

Afrique du Sud: le pouvoir fort source de corruptionLibre Afrique – 16 October

Why the NHI is unconstitutional and a violation of the rule of lawBusiness Day – 5 October

London’s Uber Ban Shines Light on the Sorry State of the Rule of LawFoundation for Economic Education – 2 October

Discretionary power the ROOT of SA’s corruption, disinvestment – Martin van Staden – BizNews – 26 September

Treasury undermines the Constitution with SAA appropriation bill – Cape Messenger – 26 September

Treasury undermines the Constitution with SAA appropriation bill – The Gremlin – 18 September

Funding of proposed national health scheme is still a puzzleCape Messenger – 14 September

Land reform mirage: ANC govt fails to take property rights seriously – BizNews – 7 September

Private property is a fact of life, not a ‘Western’ creation – Free Market Foundation – 7 September

Grace Mugabe saga shows some more equal than others – Amanzimtoti Fever – 6 September

Why a 100 Percent Inheritance Tax is a Silly Idea – Townhall – 29 August

Rule of Law is forgotten – Sunday Tribune – 29 August

Political elite can’t opt out of the rule of law enshrined in SA’s constitution – Daily News – 28 August

Eroding Rule of Law: Grace Mugabe saga shows some more equal than othersBizNews – 23 August

Ces idées reçues qui coulent l’ – 17 August

Reducing the number of provinces is an affront to the rule of law and democracy – Hillcrest Fever – 15 August

New SAA bailout package shows government is not committed to transformation – The Gremlin – 8 August

ANC’s desire to tinker with provinces sinister – Daily News – 4 August

Op-Ed: Reducing the number of provinces is an affront to the Rule of Law and democracy – CNBC Africa – 3 August

Reducing the number of provinces is an affront to the Rule of Law and democracyCape Messenger – 2 August

Reducing the number of provinces is an affront to the Rule of Law and democracy – The Gremlin – 25 July

Haro sur l’idéologisation de l’économie en AfriqueLibération – 25 July

Reckless amendments to constitution will be illegalDaily News – 14 July

SA’s Constitution must not be altered on a political whim – Business Day – 12 July

Tax on anyone always hurts the poor the most – Amanzimtoti Fever – 12 July

Institutions gone awry: Political interference a huge problem in SA – FMF – BizNews – 28 June

Η Νότιος Αφρική επαναλαμβάνει τα λάθη του ΑπαρτχάιντLiberal – 27 June

Intellectual property now also under threat in SA – The Star – 27 June

Bill ‘blurs’ intellectual property ownership: FMF – Cape Messenger – 26 June

Intellectual property now also under threat in SAPoliticsweb – 26 June

How to attain true economic freedom – fin24 – 23 June

Tax on anyone ‘hurts the poor’Cape Messenger – 22 June

Any tax hurts the poor the most – Free Market Foundation – 22 June

Get politics out of money and all else followsThe Star – 21 June

South Africa Is Repeating the Mistakes of ApartheidFoundation for Economic Education – 21 June

Plain packaging rules in Georgia violate the rule of law – CNBC Africa – 15 June

Economics is certainly no ideology – The Star – 9 June

Afrique du Sud: les incohérences de la réforme agraireLibre Afrique – 7 June

First step to SA growth: Reject pseudo-economic fallacies – Martin van Staden – BizNews – 2 June

‘Reject’ pseudo-economic growth arguments: FMF – Cape Messenger – 1 June

Op-Ed: The first step to growth – Reject pseudo-economicsCNBC Africa – 1 June

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered – Bizcommunity – 31 May

Gestandaardiseerde verpakking: die sentrale beplanning van lewenstyl is neerhalend – Maroela Media – 31 May

Land reform: restitution, not redistribution, is the proper vehicleBusiness Day – 17 May

SABC’s abhorrent demands spell out government’s ill intentionsBusiness Day – 14 May

FMF: Martin van Staden says SABC’s abhorrent demands spell out government’s ill intentionsPolity – 12 May

Could the Hate Speech Bill criminalise all speech?Bizcommunity – 8 May

It’s time for SABC to be broken up and sold to real businesspeopleThe Citizen – 5 May

Zuma is less of a threat to SA’s democracy than the Hate Speech BillBusiness Day – 2 May

L’Afrique du Sud: Un étrange – quasi-État de droitLibre Afrique – 1 May

How to ensure more South Africans celebrate Workers’ Day as workersBusiness Day – 1 May

ANC’s call for “judicial activism” – shades of the shameful Judge Hlophe episode?BizNews – 21 April

SA heads to proposed ICT monopolyCape Messenger – 13 April

Simply voting every five years does not a democracy make – Business Day – 12 April

Beware the rule of ‘quasi-law’ eroding our democracy – Van StadenBizNews – 6 April

The rise of the rule of quasi-law in SA – Business Day – 5 April

Is ours a superficial democracy? – Acts Online – 4 April

Making it harder for service providers to do business will not lower data prices – Business Day – 31 March

SA takes discretionary rule pathCape Messenger – 28 March

Government land is central to land reform – Daily News – 27 March

Too much deference places rule of law in a precarious positionBusiness Day – 27 March

Like the Nats, is the ANC also throttling black property rights? – BizNews – 24 March

Government must give state property to the poor – analyst – fin24 – 24 March

Start land reform by distributing govt land to the poorActs Online – 23 March

Data will only fall when govt stops trying to strangle telecoms – expert – BizNews – 23 March

Government land is central to meaningful land reform – Business Day – 22 March

Apply rule of law in review The Witness – 10 March

Editing out apartheid properlyCape Messenger – 9 March

Botswana leads the way – Business Day – 21 February

Don’t take govt bullying – The Witness – 15 February

Overlooking the Constitution – The Witness – 13 February

Pop goes SA’s weasel clauseCape Messenger – 9 February

Institutions guard against graft – Saturday Star – 4 February

Forum’s very dangerous proposalThe Mercury – 31 January

Too much power is dangerous The Star – 31 January

Don’t take government bullying lying down – Business Day – 25 January

Afrique du Sud: Quand le parlement se laisse manger par le gouvernementLibre Afrique – 8 January

Afrique du Sud: le nouveau visage de l’apartheidCongo Tribune – 3 January

Afrique du Sud: le nouveau visage de l’apartheidLibre Afrique – 2 January


Time to let the township millions own their government plots – fin24 – 19 December

RDP housing built on shaky ground – The Star – 19 December

Time to let the township millions own their government plots – BizNews – 17 December

Why RDP housing is keeping people poor – Business Day – 15 December

Time to get rid of the apartheid township – Business Day – 12 December

Time to get rid of the apartheid township – The Witness – 9 December

Opinion: Time to change S.A’s apartheid townships – The South African – 9 December

Op-Ed: Time to change SA’s apartheid townships – CNBC Africa – 8 December

The Cold War is Over!Students For Liberty – 2 December

Martin van Staden: South Africa Leaving the ICC Sets a Bad Precedent – African Liberty – 14 November

National Health Act is holding back development of SA’s healthcareBusiness Day – 6 November

OPINION: Health Act does not adhere to the rule of law – CNBC Africa – 2 November 

New law is self-defeating – The Star – 2 November

South Africa Leaving the ICC Sets a Bad PrecedentStudents For Liberty – 24 October

FMF: Martin van Staden says consumers’ constitutional right to dignity is being eroded – Polity – 1 September

Invest in ASFL InternsStudents For Liberty – 17 May

FMF: Martin van Staden says Free Market Foundation and trade unions in unexpected agreement – Polity – 16 May

Constitutional Court boosts state’s ability to seize assets – Business Day – 20 April

Clauses in citizen act defy entitled rights – Business Day – 11 April

Education: Liberia Takes a Step in the Right DirectionStudents For Liberty – 6 April

On the #ColourBlind campaignPoliticsweb – 24 February

Engaging ‘AwakeSA’ on white privilege – Politicsweb – 16 February

Government using legal sophistry to by-pass the constitutionActs Online – 31 January

Property rights threatened – The Witness – 13 January

Judging without a law degree – discretionary rule violates the rule of law – Free Market Foundation – 13 January

We allow state to criminalise racist statements at our own peril – Rand Daily Mail – 12 January

Criminal penalty for racist speech is ill-fatedBusiness Day – 12 January

Martin van Staden: NHI a crippling financial burden to taxpayersThe Herald – 5 January

Why does NHI white paper ignore fact that state mismanaged funds? – Rand Daily Mail – 4 January

Health scheme implies ruinous tax riseBusiness Day – 4 January


The Terrifying State of Press Freedom in ZimbabweStudents For Liberty – 8 November

Ons moet eerder vir iets anders bakleiRapport – 25 October

What exactly is the rule of law? The Witness – 23 October

The rule of law: What is it? – Free Market Foundation – 20 October

Taxation is not Reinvestment: The Case of Carbon TaxStudents For Liberty – 15 October

Don’t take our media freedom for grantedPoliticsweb – 25 September

Toward an International LibertarianismStudents For Liberty – 6 August

Libertarianism is not a philosophy of appeasementStudents For Liberty – 24 June

Xenophobia: We are the Individualists – Martin van Staden – African Liberty – 28 April

Xenophobia: We are the IndividualistsStudents For Liberty – 28 April

The Revival of Student Liberalism in South AfricaStudents For Liberty – 19 March

The not-so-liberation movement in South AfricaStudents For Liberty – 11 January


The “Freedom” Fallacy in the South African MindStudents For Liberty – 9 October

Rational Standard


Why a Smaller, More Liberal DA is Not (Necessarily) a Problem – 4 November

How Both Liberals and Conservatives Failed South Africa – 21 September

Failed Democracy: Can Conservatives Tell Liberals “We Told You So”? – 14 September

Centralisation of Power: Liberals and Conservatives in South African History – 7 September

Liberal Universalism and the Western Export of Mass Democracy – 31 August

Liberalism, Conservatism, and South Africa’s Failed Mass Democracy – 25 August

6 Myths About Liberalism Debunked (and 3 Inconvenient Truths Conceded) – 25 July

Zuma Pardon: Why Ramaphosa Cannot (Legally) Do It – 10 July

5 Constitutional Models to Think About in the Cape Independence Debate – 2 July

Roger Southall and the Mischaracterisation of the IRR – 25 June

Melanie Verwoerd is Wrong: Property Rights Aren’t Only For Whites – 17 June

IRR Launches Initiative to Oppose State Racism in School – 13 June

South African Legal Discourse and the Uncontested Constitution – 29 January


Cape Independence and the Law of Secession – 28 August

UCT Council Candidate Standing for Academic Freedom – 18 May

BREAKING: Ramaphosa Announces Easing of Lockdown Restrictions – 3 May

SA Government Unable to Deal with Copyright Law Reform – 25 February

NHI Built on a Foundation of Deceit – 22 January


The Unreasonableness of Expropriation Without Compensation – 2 October

Don’t Invoke the ‘Rule of Law’ to Excuse Xenophobia – 12 September

3 Electoral Reforms to Improve South Africa’s Democracy – 19 August

Principles of the South African Liberal and Progressive Parties in the 1950s – 17 May

SRWP Defeat Reveals ‘Union Stranglehold on Govt’ Is a Myth – 13 May

Why Classical Liberals Should Vote in the 2019 Election – 3 May

Editorial: What is it With the Koch Derangement Syndrome? – 11 April

A Constitutional Analysis of the Capitalist Party Manifesto – 17 March

Remember: The DA Wants To Tax You More To Fund ‘Free’ Higher Education – 18 February

Liberals Establish “Progress” For a Freer South Africa – 11 February

Correcting Pierre de Vos on the Limitation of Rights – 9 January


Clifton Beach and the Folly of Public Property – 28 December

Parliament May Soon Bar Us From Getting Firearm Licences For Self-Defence – 17 October

Correcting Pierre de Vos on the Constitution and the Constitutional Court – 20 September

And Then There Were Two – 11 September

Expropriation: From Constitutional Development to Constitutional Deterioration – 20 August

Is the South African Constitution the ‘Best in the World’? – 16 July

Julius Malema: Martyr for Black Liberation – 19 April

10 Signs of an Approaching Dictatorship in South Africa – 11 March

The End is Nigh: Parliament Adopts Expropriation Without Compensation – 27 February

Johannesburg Government To “Take Back” The City From “Illegal Alcohol Outlets”? – 5 February

3 Political Parties You Should NOT Vote For In 2019 – 25 January

Are Black People Allowed To Wear What They Want? – 15 January


According to Government, ‘uBuntu’ is Marxism Dressed in African Clothing – 6 December

Don’t Make the Old Flag a Martyr for Freedom – 6 November

Why Charging Zuma is a Very Bad Idea, For Now – 13 October

Saying the DA is ‘Racist’ is Stupid – Let’s Try Honest Criticism Instead – 10 October

The Nature of Government and the Fatal Flaw in South Africa’s Constitution – 5 October

DA’s New Alcohol Policy: A Return to More Oppressive Times – 22 September

Against the Relativist Conception of Rights – 6 September

Privatize the Water Supply Before it is Too Late – 7 August

On St John’s, Panyaza Lesufi, the Rule of Law, and Private Education in South Africa – 2 August

Opposing Decolonization Means White Supremacy? Hold Your Horses, Social Justice Warriors! – 18 July

The left has no interest in understanding economics – 1 July

The “White Privilege” Narrative Has No Legs To Stand On Anymore – 24 June

Intellectual dishonesty in Max du Preez’s open letter to Helen Zille – 8 June

“Don’t Look for Evidence of Wrongdoing” – HuffPost Does it Again! – 26 May

Freedom Day: The Price of Eternal Vigilance is Still to be Paid – 27 April

Editorial: Don’t be Distracted – Media, not Roodt, are to Blame – 20 April

White Male Trolls ‘Social Justice’ Press Media – Calls for Disenfranchising White Males – 16 April

Only Property Rights can Give Meaning to ‘Land Reform’ – 6 April

Attention Race-Pimps: Click Here to Stop Being Confused About ZumaMustFall – 4 April

A week in our history – 1 April

A new day, a new Cabinet, the same President – 31 March

BREAKING: Our Democracy is Burning Again: Gordhan Gone – 30 March

Enjoying Your Internet Freedom? Take Note of New Government Policy – 22 March

An Introduction to Private Property – 13 March

Time for South Africa to Man-Up in the Face of Islamic Tyranny – 7 March

UCT Intellectuals: Let’s Try Central Planning – Again! – 26 January

Oxfam, Inequality, and a Whole Lot of Confusion – 16 January

FMF Launches ‘R1 Million Challenge’ To Promote Free Market – 12 January


11 Reasons Why We Need A Separation of State and Economy – 15 December

President Sends Due Process-Violating Bill Back To Parliament – 30 November

Gareth Cliff Awarded “Honey Badger Award” by Classical Liberal Think Tank – 29 November

DA: Hate Speech Bill “Unconstitutional”, Could Be Used For “Political Agendas” – 25 November

Cape Town Event Open To Everyone; Except ‘Cis-Heterosexual’ Men – 23 November

To Mashaba and the DA: Rather End the War on Drugs! – 22 November

The End of Apartheid Was Not a ‘Go Ahead’ for Socialism – 20 November

Reject the Preachers of Economic Ignorance – 3 October

Debunking Misconceptions About Misconceptions About Free Education – 21 September

Rioters Disrupt Tuks SRC Election; Some Academic Activities Suspended – 20 September

Doekgate: Keep Calm and Think – 29 August

Reality, Not Emotion, Should Take Precedence In Higher Education Debate – 17 August

Cape Party Alleges Electoral Fraud – 5 August

What ‘Statistics’ Can’t Tell You About the Minimum Wage – 1 August

Libertarian Wins ‘Economist of the Year’ Award – 1 July

The Youth of Today vs. The Youth of Yesteryear – 16 June

Cronjé: Winter is Coming for South African Universities – 7 June

The Malignant Nature of South African Trade Unionism – 26 May

Commentary on Some Myths of White Privilege – 19 May

It’s Time to Legalize Sex Work – 25 April

EFF Insurrection Threat – Govt, Rightly, Must Take Action – 23 April

Human Rights Day – What Are (Your) Rights? – 21 March

The Virtue of Being #Colourblind – 24 February

If Your Partner Wants to Kill You, Gun Control Won’t Help – 13 February

Corporal Punishment: Government Inside the Home – 3 February

You Don’t Want Free Stuff, and Here’s Why – 1 February

While the People Build Up, Government Breaks Down – 28 January

South Africa Needs Guns, Loads of Them – 27 January

Economist: National Health Insurance is Unaffordable – 19 January

The DA may be Many Things, but ‘Liberal’ it is Not – 17 January

An Open Letter to Controversial South Africans – 10 January

YouTuber Explains Critical Theory and Political Correctness – 4 January


‘Black Radical Scholar’ Exemplifies the Racist Legacy of Steve Biko – 23 December

BREAKING: Clueless Government Appoints Old Minister of Finance Anew – 13 December

Remembering the Founder of SA Libertarianism, Dr. Marc Swanepoel – 2 December

The Quiet ‘Violence’ of Accusations of White Male Privilege – 11 November

Do Not Confuse Liberal Nationalism With Libertarianism – 5 October

The Senile Lord of Salisbury and His Incoherent Ideology – 2 October

A Mere Accusation of Racism Is All It Takes – 1 October

A Brief Introduction to Libertarian Legal Theory – 11 September

How ‘Transformation’ Is No Transformation At All – 3 September

On The Suppression of Socialism – 20 August

The Intellectual Death of Critical Feminist Theory – 6 August

Judges Must Become Commissars, According to Cosatu – 5 August

Tragic Cop Killings Now A Justification For Tougher Gun Control? – 4 August

Democracy in Text Only – India Blocks 800+ Porn Sites – 4 August

Libertarianism and Critical Theory – 31 July

7 Reasons Why Apartheid Was Not ‘Capitalist’ – 22 July

Revised Sexual Offences Amendment Act signed – 15 July

Südafrika Uber alles? No, we’re giving in too – 7 July

Vavi is wrong about the Freedom Charter and here’s why – 2 July

A different take on the left-right paradigm – 28 June

Industry must do better? No. The government must do less – 24 June

Why the judiciary must have an anti-government ‘agenda’ – 22 June

The Biggest Corporation – 22 March

Capitalism has failed – 6 March

Being Libertarian


The Forgotten Jurisprudence of Giovanni Sartori – 9 May


Being Libertarian Group Welcomes Two New Additions – 31 October

In Favorem Libertatis: A Libertarian Theory of Statutory Interpretation – 31 October

Want A Gun For ‘Self-Defense’? That Will Soon Be Illegal In South Africa – 17 October

Before You Go To University: Prepare Yourself and Your Children Intellectually – 11 June

The Left’s Hypocritical Objectification of Meghan Markle – 24 May


A Bittersweet Week for Being Libertarian – 1 September

International Law & “Diplomacy” is Libertarianism for Politicians – 25 August

Weekly Roundup (12-18 August 2017) – 18 August

‘Pragmatism’ in Politics has Become a Useless and Abused Concept – 11 August

8 Tips for New and Aspiring Libertarian Writers – 4 August

The Market Economy is a Human Economy – 14 July

There is No ‘Debate’ Between Socialism and Capitalism – 7 July

You Cannot be Compassionate on Behalf of Others – 30 June

Westworld and the Roots of Self-Ownership – 16 June

Private Sector Saves Lives Despite Govt Attacks – 9 June

Marxism Is A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy – 2 June

Context Matters: Nelson Mandela and White Genocide in South Africa – 27 May

But How Will the Roads be Funded? – 19 May

No Libertarianism Without Individualism – 12 May

Moving Away From Libertarianism? – 5 May

Fight the Welfare State with the Same Vigor you do Open-Borders! – 28 April

Cutting Through the Nonsense on Borders – 21 April

The Myth of the Libertarian ‘Utopia’ – 14 April

The Rule of Law and Liberty – 7 April

Debating colonialism is hate speech? – 31 March

Personal Marijuana Use Declared Legal by South African Court – 31 March

Social Conservatism and Libertarianism Are Not Mergeable – So Stop Trying – 3 March


Merry Christmas 2016! – 25 December

The Alternative Media’s First Real Test Has Come – 13 November

Left Launches Huge Campaign to Reelect Donald Trump in 2020 – 10 November

Don’t Vote Your Conscience – Vote For The Small Govt Candidate – 7 November

South Africa: Pretoria Government to be Downsized – 2 October

Libertarian Elected Mayor of South Africa’s Largest City – 22 August

Top 9 Living Libertarians From Sub-Saharan Africa – 6 August

Donald Trump’s VP Pick: Governor Mike Pence – 14 July

South African political party declares Dallas shooter a martyr – 10 July

Bush Was Right: They Do Hate Our Freedoms – 27 June

Austin Petersen, Ambassador for Liberty – 17 May

Liberia To Outsource Primary Education – 2 April

The Social Justice Left Rejects Reality – 31 March

Try to Break Economic Rules and They Will Break You – 2 March

Problematizing Problematization – 5 January


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Being Libertarian! – 25 December

Americans – Do Not Allow for the Demise of Individualism – 5 December