FMF to embark on pre-campaign roadshow ahead of Campaign for Home Rule launch

FMF Press Release (Liberty Freedom 2)

5 April 2024

Today, Friday 5 April 2024, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) will kick off a roadshow in the buildup to the launch of its Campaign for Home Rule, which will take place in Cape Town on 11 April 2024. 

The roadshow aims to highlight the urgent need for more authority to be given to provincial and local governments, and to organised communities and business. 

FMF CEO, David Ansara, and Head of Policy, Martin van Staden, will travel from Gqeberha, and will be stopping at Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, George, Hermanus, and Paarl, before ending in Cape Town.  

The roadshow will comprise a series of events and engagements at each location. 

The FMF will promote the view that the most relevant decisions of governance must be taken by those most affected. This would usually be municipal governments and even more local, non-political communities, followed by provincial support and coordination mechanisms.  

We believe that South Africa’s crises are caused by bad policy that emanates from the central government. Voters in the provinces and municipalities have a negligible say in how they are governed, despite South Africa’s formally federal constitution.  

Members of the media are invited to attend the events in their town or city. 

The events will take the form of speaking engagements and will take place as follows: 

Gqeberha Brunch Presentation: 

Date: Saturday, 6 April 2024  

Time: 11:00 – 12:30  

Venue: Tapas restaurant, Bloomingdales Lifestyle Village, 145 Main Road, Walmer, Gqeberha  

Plettenberg Bay Breakfast Presentation: 

Date: Sunday, 7 April 2024  

Time: 09:00 – 10:30  

Venue: Plettenberg Bay Country Club, Piesang Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay  

Knysna Canape and Drinks Presentation: 

Date: Sunday, 7 April 2024  

Time: 16:00 for 16:30 – 18:00  

Venue: Knysna Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Road, Knysna  

Hermanus Tea Presentation: 

Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2024  

Time: 15:00 for 15:30 – 17:00  

Venue: Catholic Church Hall, 21 Lord Roberts St, Hermanus  

Paarl Lunch Presentation: 

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024  

Time: 12:00 for 12:30 – 14:30  

Venue: Lemoenkloof Conference Centre, 396A Main Road, Lemoenkloof, Paarl  

Cape Town Lunch Presentation: 

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024  

Time: 11:00 for 11:30 – 13:30 (including a light lunch)   Venue: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, 64 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof  


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FMF Publicist
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