Think tank

Free Market Foundation

FMF

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Free Market Foundation (Southern Africa) is an independent public benefit organisation founded in 1975 to promote and foster an open society, the rule of law, personal liberty, and economic and press freedom as fundamental components of its advocacy of human rights and democracy based on classical liberal principles. It is financed by membership subscriptions, donations and sponsorships.*

Contact details

Website:
www.freemarketfoundation.com

Address:
PO Box 4056, Johannesburg-South Africa

Country:
South Africa

Sub-region:
Southern Africa

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
south africa
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1975
Age (years)
Free Market Foundation
 47
South Africa average
 27
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Ed Emary, Mike Lillard, Leon Louw, Fred Macaskill, André Spies, Marc Swanepoel
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): Eustace Davie (Director), Temba Nolutshungu (Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Leon Louw, President
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Leon Louw
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2022
Free Market Foundation
 8
South Africa average
 19
Global average
 43
% Female staff
2022
Free Market Foundation
 50%
South Africa average
 61%
Global average
 53%
% Female researchers
2022
Free Market Foundation
 0%
South Africa average
 34%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2021
Free Market Foundation
 2
South Africa average
 29
Global average
 43
2020
Free Market Foundation
 61
2019
Free Market Foundation
 60

Social

Likes (2022)
Free Market Foundation
 6,905
South Africa average
 16,569
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
Free Market Foundation
 6,841
Likes (2019)
Free Market Foundation
 5,364
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Free Market Foundation
 7,568
South Africa average
 19,759
Global average
 19,218
Followers (2021)
Free Market Foundation
 6,430
Followers (2019)
Free Market Foundation
 5,254
Subscribers (2022)
Free Market Foundation
 15,400
South Africa average
 3,135
Global average
 5,610
Subscribers (2021)
Free Market Foundation
 14,900
Subscribers (2019)
Free Market Foundation
 0
Followers (2022)
Free Market Foundation
 439
South Africa average
 32,492
Global average
 16,346
Followers (2019)
Free Market Foundation
 223

Data notes

Last updated: 30/06/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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