SATURDAY PROFILE | FMF co-founder Leon Louw: 'Up to 8% economic growth in SA in 5 years'

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Free Market Foundation co-founder Leon Louw in his home in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.
Free Market Foundation co-founder Leon Louw in his home in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.
James de Villiers

Leon Louw, who last month made headlines when he resigned from the Free Market Foundation (FMF) he founded, says without a doubt South Africa is headed in the right direction. Louw speaks to James de Villiers about how he has worked with all political parties, from the EFF to ANC, how the FMF has lost its way, and how his daughter's schizophrenia changed his perspective. 

South Africa is undergoing a remarkable transition, and will be set for economic growth surpassing 5% within the next five years, the co-founder of the Free Market Foundation (FMF) Leon Louw, 74, says at the start of our interview. 

Louw, who recently had a falling out with the pro-economic liberalism FMF, is seated in the corner of his lounge in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, sipping his coffee. 

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