The centralisation of political authority in a single or small number of institutions is a danger to freedom and constitutionalism. The diffusion of political power, not only vertically and horizontally in state structures, but also spread throughout civil society, is necessary to safeguard liberty and to maximise decision-making legitimacy and, often, efficiency.
The business-as-usual approach is fraught with risk, which is why the FMF has proposed that Tshwane either privatise the power stations outright, or subject them to a stateproof lease.
Martin van Staden was featured in the Cape Argus expressing the FMF’s preference for the Port of Cape Town to be privatised or handed to municipal or provincial government.
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