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The mission of Independent Entrepreneurship Group is to run programs promoting entrepreneurship and free-market ideas in South Africa.

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PUTTING A HUMAN FACE ON ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Economic freedom is usually discussed in terms of government policy and market dynamics, so it can be easy to lose sight of the individual stories at the heart of every economy — the people buying and selling in countless voluntary transactions, each trying to improve their lives by providing something of value to others. That h...

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EXPLORING MARKET SOLUTIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S ENERGY CRISIS

Reliable energy is a crucial factor in thriving economies, but South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom, has had a chronic inability to meet demand for electricity. Its 2015 reintroduction of rolling blackouts, known as “load shedding,” has both large and small businesses feeling the pinch of the stalled market activity t...

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SOUTH AFRICAN ALA GRAD HELPS BOOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The real driving force in any successful economy is the active participation of entrepreneurs, who identify new and innovative ways to meet market demands and serve consumers. When government regulators erect innumerable hurdles for those entrepreneurs to surmount before they are legally allowed do business, however, many of the...

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CAN ENTREPRENEURS SAVE SOUTH AFRICA?

For the 20 years after the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa coasted on goodwill and modest economic growth. For decades, it had been Africa’s most wealthy and developed country, and with the shackles of the despised apartheid regime lifted, South Africa seemed destined for great things. The past decade, however, has given...

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