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
 49
South Africa average
 29
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Ed Emary, Mike Lillard, Leon Louw, Fred Macaskill, André Spies, Marc Swanepoel
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2022): Eustace Davie (Director), Temba Nolutshungu (Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Leon Louw, President
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2022
Free Market Foundation
 8
South Africa average
 20
Global average
 47
% Female staff
2022
Free Market Foundation
 50%
South Africa average
 62%
Global average
 53%
% Female researchers
2022
Free Market Foundation
 0%
South Africa average
 34%
Global average
 36%

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 (2023)
Free Market Foundation
 6,941
South Africa average
 18,900
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Free Market Foundation
 6,905
Likes (2021)
Free Market Foundation
 6,841
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Free Market Foundation
 8,169
South Africa average
 10,460
Global average
 28,979
Followers (2022)
Free Market Foundation
 7,568
Followers (2021)
Free Market Foundation
 6,430
Subscribers (2023)
Free Market Foundation
 21,600
South Africa average
 2,876
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Free Market Foundation
 15,400
Subscribers (2021)
Free Market Foundation
 14,900
Followers (2022)
Free Market Foundation
 439
South Africa average
 33,343
Global average
 16,662
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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