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Education is not about figures only, but about people who want to be taught and who want to learn

2021-03-04
Die Redaksie

In analysing the matric pass rate, many commentators tend to consider only the figures. And in the process, they make the same mistake that is so often made in schools, namely, they fail to consider the educational reality behind those figures.

In schools there is a growing tendency to focus so... Read more


Kubaanse dokters: Eer eers Suid-Afrika se eie mediese helde

2021-03-04
Die Redaksie

"Suid-Afrikaners en veral die land se gesondheidswerkers, sluk swaar aan president Cyril Ramaphosa se aankondiging dat die Kubaanse mediese werkers met die Nobelprys vereer moet word vir hul plaaslike werk in die stryd teen Covid-19," sê Philip van Staden, VF Plus-LP en hoofwoordvoerder van... Read more


New amnesty period for firearms owners on the cards

2021-03-03
Die Redaksie

There is possibly some good news for firearm owners whose licences have expired. In response to a parliamentary question to the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, about whether he would consider granting a further amnesty period for turning in firearms, the Minister said that such a request is... Read more


International Mother Language Day: ANC targets mother-tongue education at the expense of cultural diversity

2021-03-02
Die Redaksie

International Mother Language Day was recently celebrated. A day on which recognition is given to the importance and value of every individual’s mother language.

The theme of this year's International Mother Language Day was: “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and... Read more


Dubbele standaarde van ANC en EFF oor eNCA-verslaggewer verstom

2021-03-02
Die Redaksie

"Die dubbele standaarde van die ANC en die EFF oor die masker-voorval waarby ʼn joernalis van die tv-nuuskanaal eNCA betrokke was, is verstommend. Albei partye dring aan op optrede teen die nuuskanaal en die joernalis, Lyndsay Dentlinger," sê dr. Corné Mulder, VF Plus-hoofsweep.

"Die... Read more


Ramaphosa in staat van ontkenning oor inentingsprogram

2021-03-01
Die Redaksie

"Dit wil voorkom of pres. Cyril Ramaphosa in ’n staat van ontkenning verkeer oor die sukses van die regering se Covid-19-inentingsprogram," sê dr. Pieter Groenewald, VF Plus-leier.

"Hy sê hy is gelukkig met die vordering wat daarmee gemaak word, maar die realiteit is dat daar tot ... Read more


Begroting 2021: Kosmetiese skuiwe gaan land se sinkende ekonomiese skip nie red

2021-02-24
Die Redaksie

"Dit is duidelik dat Suid-Afrika in ʼn ernstige finansiële verknorsing is en dat die land se ekonomiese skip besig is om te sink wat staatskuld en die toename in die begrotingstekort aanbetref," sê Wouter Wessels, VF Plus-LP en hoofwoordvoerder van finansies.

"Die enigste manier waarop... Read more


Budget: Healthy principles are needed to get economy back on track

2021-02-23
Die Redaksie

The national budget, to be announced tomorrow, is of the utmost importance to get South Africa back on the right track as regards economic growth and recovery, especially after the damaging effect that ANC policy and more recently, the Covid-19 lockdown have had on every person in the country.

... Read more

Government failed miserably with vaccination programme

2021-02-23
Philip van Staden

During today's parliamentary debate on the Covid-19 vaccination programme, the FF Plus's questions to the government were simple and straightforward: What programme? Where is the programme? And why is it kept a secret if such a programme does indeed exist?

These questions need to be asked and... Read more


Quarter after quarter, the unemployment rate is the highest ever

2021-02-23
Die Redaksie

South Africa's most recent unemployment rate of 32,5% is once again the highest ever since Statistics South Africa (SSA) started its quarterly labour force survey in 2008.

Quarter after quarter, new record lows and highs are logged for unemployment.

Although the number of employed people in South ... Read more


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