ICASA’s new race-based ownership and equity regulations are a significant threat to the viability of telecommunications and internet services businesses, with the potential to set damaging precedent for other major sectors. With the enforcement date of March 30, 2024, looming, stakeholders should unite and challenge these regulations urgently before they inflict economic harm in the […]
The countryside is in decline, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Businesspeople can intervene, and here is another opportunity to find out how: the Oplossings vir Suid-Afrika se platteland conference on 20 and 21 February 2024, outside Bothaville. As a partner of this conference, presented by Landbouweekblad and Senwes, Sakeliga would like to invite everyone in our network […]
With or without the consent of the state: What can business chambers do when state failure threatens their towns? This was the question at Sakeliga’s 2023 Summit for Stronger Business Chambers and Business Organisations. Here are the speakers’ top 10 best practices for business chambers: Want to see more of these kinds of solutions and […]
Constitutions, Justice and separation (diffusion) of Power: Checks and Balances and the Dominant Power Elite
Power and authority should be divided among multiple centres of power, and these different centres should keep each other in check. They should monitor and restrain each other – in other words, act as checks and balances against each other.
Sakeliga executive director and economist, Russell Lamberti will on October 19, 2023 14:00 join a panel of expert analysts to discuss strategies for protecting your finances against state failure. The deterioration of South Africa’s state finances is dominating business news ahead of the announcement of the mid-term budget in weeks ahead. There is growing speculation […]
Sakeliga is hosting a summit for chambers of commerce and business organisations on 26 and 27 October to determine strategies for restoring order in towns and cities. Speakers for the summit include, among others: Russell Lamberti, Executive Director: Sakeliga; Péter Wassenaar, Attorney: Kriek, Wassenaar & Partners; JP (Johan) Botha, Sinoville Fire Fighting Association; Boeta du […]
The recent deterioration in the South African government’s finances is a reminder of its anti-growth policies and reckless spending habits which are destroying vast amounts of wealth each year. But it also raises the threat of a negative policy feedback loop, in which extreme fiscal strain inspires desperate government officials to escalate the very policies already doing so much harm.
Quick summary Introduction The former military dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin is often cited as having proclaimed that under his regime “There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech.” Such word games are not unlike the South African government’s attempt to convince us that the sectoral targets set by the Minister […]
What is the purpose of a constitution, specifically the constitution of a state? To protect individual rights, many people might answer. The answer is not without merit, but it falls short, nonetheless.
Rather than to complain about state failure and harmful policy, Sakeliga was established as an outcome-focussed entity with an unambiguous value proposition – impactful litigation to establish a healthy business environment stewarded by an independent and resilient – state-proof – business community. Sakeliga is a premier vehicle for businesspeople and organisations to create scalable solutions to state failure.