From the Editor

Funding Freedom in South Africa

On the 25th of January 2018, the Rational Standard will have been online for 2 years. If we include our forerunner, South Africa Libertarian,...


The End of Kleptocracy in South Africa? Not Likely

After South Africans received a welcome late evening Valentine’s Day gift in the form of Jacob Zuma resigning as President, many South Africans took...


The Dangers of Power and the Glory of Liberty

Power Martin van Staden rightfully stated about the nature of government that “that those who are inevitably attracted to government are people who seek power. This is...

Must stupid reign?


The Morality of Tax Havens

No one, whether individual, government or society, has a moral claim on the wealth that someone else has produced. This fact has been missed...

Why I’m Angry at Alfred

Social Affairs

Jammie Hall, University of Cape Town

Who drives academic decolonization at UCT

UCT is ranked 191st in the world, and 19th if the search is restricted to BRICS countries.  However, it has dropped by 40 and...


Tsvangirai and the MDC Need To Shape Up in Zimbabwe

                                            “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils Himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world…” Alfred Lord Tennyson I...


Turquoise Tango and Blue Bravado

The parliamentary elections in Austria on the 15th of October brought a remarkable result. The Socialist Party (the “Reds”) had been in government since 1945...