SAVE THE DATE for the Africa Liberty Forum

SAVE THE DATE for the Africa Liberty Forum

11 May 2017

SAVE THE DATE for the Africa Liberty Forum, May 23-25, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, cnr Rivonia and Daisy Streets, Sandton

Organised by US-based Atlas Network* and the Free Market Foundation, the Africa Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement from across Africa to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms.

You will learn from distinguished speakers and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. At the closing dinner, Atlas Network will announce the winners of its Regional Liberty Awards, which celebrate the most successful projects by Atlas Network partners.

South Africa in Crisis

This conference could not have been more timely. South Africa finds itself in crisis because of the anti-freedom actions taken by President Zuma. Members of his own party have complained of his authoritarian actions, failure to consult with senior members of the party and acting in an authoritarian and reckless manner, which makes serious economic harm unavoidable. Marching is good and sends a strong message but it needs to be supported by strong pro-liberty policy messages that can guide the direction of change. For this reason, this conference should not be missed.


With Atlas Network, FMF is still finalising the programme…

23 May full day site visit : Delegates to visit FMF’s Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform pilot project outside Parys, Free State

24&25 May topics: Will liberty take root in Africa? | Entrepreneurs and the future of Africa | Educating the next generation | Rule of law essential for liberty | Think tank projects that can yield real increases in economic freedom | Mobilising new audiences for liberty | Achieving outcomes by designing smart campaigns | Fuelling prosperity through property rights and trade | Inequality: The new frontier OR Transformation through growth

Some confirmed speakers:

Tom Palmer (libertarian author and theorist, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network);

Matt Kibbe (President and Chief Community Organiser of Free the People, co-author of Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto);

Rex van Schalkwyk (former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa and chairman of the FMF’s Rule of Law Board of Advisers);

John Kane-Berman (Fellow at the Institute of Race Relations);

Paul Hoffman (Director at the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa);

Leon Louw (Executive Director at Free Market Foundation);

Gareth Cliff (radio and television personality CliffCentral); and many more…

Conference fee, including gala dinner and Khaya Lam site visit (special rate for SAns)

Individuals R2,000

Think tank representatives R1,000

Students (excluding gala dinner) R250

Gala dinner only (May 24) R350

Suggestion for CEOs

CEO’s who cannot attend personally might consider sending representatives to participate in the event and report back to their companies.

*Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of more than 450 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

More information to follow shortly

In the meantime, please let Gail Day ( know whether you are interested in joining us