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FF Plus welcomes court ruling that promotes business freedom

2020-06-02
Die Redaksie

Continued pressure from opposition parties and civil rights organisations is of the utmost importance to hold the South African government accountable during the period of lockdown.

For example, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, was put under pressure to repeal the... Read more


Confusion surrounding firearm amnesty

2020-06-02
Die Redaksie

A great deal of confusion was caused by the statement of the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, that the amnesty period for illegal firearms will be extended. The current amnesty period lapsed on the 31st of May.

This needs some clarification; the Minister does not have the authority to extend the... Read more


Ramaphosa vague about plan to grow economy: Question of whether it is feasible remains

2020-06-01
Die Redaksie

President Cyril Ramaphosa's ideas to get the economy up and running again will remain mere plans if they are not combined with practical, feasible proposals. Last week, he had an online conversation with the South African National Editors' Forum about his plans to rebuild the economy.

As premise... Read more


Incitement to violence in any form, and against anyone, is unacceptable

2020-06-01
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) today against a Twitter profile named @BLudidi – the identity of the profile owner is known to the party. This profile recently responded to a previous tweet by asking if white people cannot actually be killed ... Read more


Staatsdienspensioenfonds-pensioenarisse se ‘Transnet-oomblik’ het aangebreek en moet sterk teengestaan word: Openbare Beleggingskorporasie tree roekeloos op met die idee om Eskom te red deur skuld in aandele om te sit

2020-05-29
Die Redaksie

"Die Openbare Beleggingskorporasie (OBK) se voorstel aan die regering om skuldbriewe van Eskom om te sit in aandele, is uiters roekeloos en kan tot ‘n storm van litigasie aanleiding gee. Die OBK het namens die staatsdiens se pensioenfonds (GEPF) in dié skuldbriewe belê," sê ... Read more


FF Plus welcomes Minister of Social Development’s clarification of uncertainties regarding the distribution of food parcels

2020-05-29
Die Redaksie

After weeks of uncertainty, the FF Plus welcomes the categoric assurance provided by the Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, that no non-profit or community organisations may be prevented from distributing food parcels among those in need.

The Minister provided this assurance after her... Read more


Level Three Regulations: Lack of clarity will once again cause problems

2020-05-28
Die Redaksie

Just like before, there are still many questions and uncertainties regarding the finer details of the Level Three lockdown regulations and there are still numerous restrictions that simply seem irrational, like the ban on businesses such as hair salons and the continued restrictions on exercise... Read more


FF Plus: Health Minister is not interested in the facts about smoking and Covid-19

2020-05-27
Die Redaksie

Neither the matter of personal choice nor the matter of scientific evidence around smoking and Covid-19 appeared to be of any interest to the Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize.

During a virtual meeting of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Armand Cloete, FF Plus MP, asked the Minister to... Read more


Minister answers evasively about municipalities that wrongfully issue permits

2020-05-27
Die Redaksie

During a semi-virtual Parliamentary session, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, responded with an evasive answer to a question about the uncertainties created by various municipalities that are wrongfully issuing permits to business... Read more


Heropening van skole: Sentralistiese benadering boesem nie vertroue in nie

2020-05-26
Die Redaksie

"Die departement van basiese onderwys se sentralistiese benadering tot die heropening van skole is nie geskik vir die situasie op skoolvlak nie," sê dr. Wynand Boshoff, VF Plus-LP en hoofwoordvoerder van basiese onderwys.

"Terwyl talle skole weke lank al gereed is om veilig en ordelik te... Read more


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