2013 – 28th Libertarian Seminar to be in Prince Albert


So, as they say in the classics, now for something completely different: the 28th Libertarian Spring Seminar, and launch of the Libertarian Party of South Africa, in Prince Albert in the Karoo.  This seminar will take place from 17th to 20th October 2013. Contact Colin Bower at colinkaroo@gmail.com to confirm your place. OK, that’s Prince Albert … […]

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Wisdom of Thomas Sowell


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2012 Predictions


In August 2012 I finally got round to calculating the 2011 predictions, which I published on this blog and invited readers to submit their predictions for end of 2012, then just 5 months away. Only one person took advantage of this unique opportunity, and he becomes by default the Libsa prediction winner for 2012, and the only […]

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2011 Predictions


In early 2011 the Libertarian SA site invited predictions for various indicators for 31st December 2011, as had been done for numerous years before. Five people responded, hoping to join the illustrious group of winners from the past. Unfortunately, for various reasons, I was very late in calculating the results, but finally, here they are. […]

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VIVA Liberty 2012


The Vegas IV Award for Liberty (VIVA Liberty) competition was run in June 2012,  with the object of selecting delegates to Freedomfest 2012. As in 2011, the competition was sponsored by Bob Glenister, and judged by Leon Louw and Trevor Watkins.   This year the challenge was to produce a workable submission to government on […]

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Are Multinational States more Conducive to Individual Liberty than Nation States?


Mont Pelerin Society – Istanbul 2011 Special Meeting Friday 30 September – Monday October 3, 2011  Theme:  NATION, STATE AND LIBERTY Session 1 09:30, Saturday, October 1st, 2011  Liberty and the Nation State   Paper Are Multinational States more Conducive to Individual Liberty than Nation States?  by  Leon Louw CEO: Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa […]

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Partnership with Posterity


by Jeremy Burnham You can find some powerful ideas if you listen to Nature.   Conservationist and futurist Hank Patton has been thirty years patiently working the land and building a Biodiversity Reserve up the Columbia Gorge.   Now he emerges with a model that could revolutionize our approach to business  –  an alternative to the model […]

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Ja, Well, No, Fine the authorities


By Trevor Watkins When the authorities wish to discipline their citizens for some action or omission, they usually start by issuing a fine.  This is meant to remind you that you have done wrong, that you are being punished, and that if you do wrong again, you will be punished again.  Given the enthusiasm with […]

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SOUTH AFRICA 2011: THE BALANCE BETWEEN FAILURE AND SUCCESS


SPEECH BY F W DE KLERK TO THE ADELE SEARLL LADIES 100 CLUB: MOUNT NELSON HOTEL, CAPE TOWN, 1 JUNE 2011 SOUTH AFRICA 2011: THE BALANCE BETWEEN FAILURE AND SUCCESS It is a great pleasure for me to address this gathering of Cape Town’s most influential women leaders. The venue is also splendid. I always […]

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