Temba Nolutshungu

Temba A. Nolutshungu is a Director of the Free Market Foundation. Temba’s background is rooted in the struggle against apartheid.  As one of the pioneers of the black consciousness movement his inevitable collision with the apartheid state juggernaut saw him traverse the ideological spectrum from an inveterate communist and anarchist to an advocate of classical liberalism. He ascribes this ideological metamorphosis to the fact that the apartheid state was all omnipotent and ubiquitous dictating the lives of blacks from the cradle to the grave.

Having been detained twice under the General Law Amendment Act and the Terrorism Act, his resolve to be instrumental in limiting the power of government and enhance individual liberties was strengthened and given further impetus by his immersion into the writings of Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell.  The influence of his experiences is manifest in his regular writings, comments on public policy.  He has attended and presented papers at various conferences/seminars/workshops in South Africa and various other countries.

Temba Nolutshungu has spoken at the following Ineng events:

A photo of Temba Nolutshngu Cyril Ramaphosa Leon Louw
Above: Temba Nolutshungu (left) with South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (centre) and FMF director Leon Louw (right).

Temba Nolutshungu speaking at SYPALA 2014
Above: Temba Nolutshungu speaking at the 2014 SYPALA conference in Cape Town.

Temba Nolutshungu
Above: Temba Nolutshungu speaking at the 2015 Atlas Network Liberty Forum in New York City.


Above: Temba Nolutshungu debates with former Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi