From the Editor

Editorial: In Honour of Michael O’Dowd – the Eclectic South African...

The Rational Standard has secured permission from the Free Market Foundation (FMF) to publish essays written by the FMF's late chairman, Michael Conway O'Dowd, in...

Politics

It’s Time to Sell South Africa’s State-Owned Enterprises

Government is unwilling to privatise state-owned enterprises (SOEs) because it believes that owning these companies gives government, and South Africa by extension, a strategic...

Philosophy

KPMG and the Loss of Ethics

Written by: Chris Hattingh Now that KPMG have ‘come clean’ on their murky dealings with the Gupta family, will we experience a resurgence in ethical...

Economics

Dispelling the Fearmongering Myths Surrounding the Right to Freedom of Association

Written by: Jacques Jonker Every single individual has the inherent right to associate with whomever they want for whatever reason they deem fit. The right to...

Social Affairs

Academic Boycott of Israel is path to ruin

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is under internal threat once again, as forces within it threaten to damage the academic integrity of the...

Africa

The Kenyan Government Should Leave Betting Firms Alone

African governments, through legislation, are immensely talented in killing the efforts of organizations which economically empower the youth with skills, developing ideas, interaction with...

World

Right of Reply: Donald Trump is Unfit to be President of...

On the 16th of August, the Rational Standard saw fit to publish my opinion piece, titled, “Torch-light rally in Charlottesville casts spotlight on Trump’s...