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South Africa’s low business confidence index delivered another blow by Coronavirus

2020-03-11
Die Redaksie

The South African government's inability to carry through vital economic reform has caused a further drop in the business confidence index for the country's economy.

According to the Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) index for the first quarter of 2020, business... Read more


Politicking hampers meaningful debate on climate change

2020-03-11
Die Redaksie

The debate on global climate change became so politicised that it is difficult to get the real facts about it. In addition, the South African government is not even able to solve the local problems affecting our environment. So, how it plans to address the larger problem remains an open question.

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ANC beskou Afrikaans steeds as ‘n hindernis in toegang tot hoër onderwys

2020-03-11
Die Redaksie

"Die ANC beskou Afrikaans steeds as ʼn hindernis in die toegang tot hoër onderwys blyk dit uit ʼn antwoord op ʼn parlementêre vraag van die VF Plus aan die adjunkminister vir hoër onderwys, mnr. Buti Manamela," sê dr. Wynand Boshoff, VF Plus-LP en hoofwoordvoerder van hoër... Read more


Terrible state of country’s roads proves that ANC is failing in local government

2020-03-10
Die Redaksie

The terrible state that many of the country's roads, the main arteries of our economy, are in serves as proof that the ANC government is unable to govern and that it has failed miserably in local government.

Maintaining roads is one of the various factors that a municipality should address in... Read more


Court finding shows that PP is not competent to do the job

2020-03-10
Die Redaksie

The fact that the High Court in Pretoria set aside the finding of the Public Protector (PP), Busisiwe Mkhwebane, regarding the R500 000 donation to President Cyril Ramaphosa serves as proof that she is not competent to fill that position.

The ruling against Mkhwebane, which states among other... Read more


Senior sertifikaat nou ook in Xhosa geskryf: ‘n Stap in die regte rigting

2020-03-10
Die Redaksie

"Die aankondiging van die minister van basiese onderwys, Angie Motshekga, dat die senior sertifikaat-eksamen voortaan ook in Xhosa geskryf kan word, is 'n stap in die regte rigting. Die ontkenning van moedertale is een van die faktore wat onderprestasie 'n chroniese verskynsel in Suid-Afrikaanse... Read more


Land reform on its own will not uplift people

2020-03-10
Die Redaksie

The idea that land reform alone will uplift the people is an illusion that is equivalent to the fairy tale Alice in Wonderland. It goes to show that the ANC is desperately clinging to ideological illusions instead of recognising the reality of South Africa's problems.

Possessing land does not... Read more


Genetic engineering and biotechnology far from beneficial for all

2020-03-10
Die Redaksie

Genetic engineering and biotechnology are far from being the neutral pursuit of knowledge and the greater good that one hoped it would be.

On the one hand, there is the financial interest of multinational companies. These institutions will definitely benefit from the control of all agricultural... Read more


Children’s homes: Grant neglects children

2020-03-10
Die Redaksie

The current government grant awarded to children's homes is inadequate and neglects an extremely vulnerable part of the community and, thus, they are forced to live below the breadline.

 

Earlier today the FF Plus tabled a parliamentary motion requesting a debate on the current financing... Read more


Internasionale vrouedag: bemagtiging en gelykheid is almal se verantwoordelikheid

2020-03-08
Die Redaksie

Vandag se internasionale vrouedag-tema is #EachforEqual. Hierdie jaar 2020 merk die 25ste herdenking van die Beijing-onderneming en - aksie vir die bemagtiging van vroue. Maar is vroue werlik gelyk en bemagtig?


Gister, 7 Maart, was dit ses maande sedert president Cyril Ramaphosa se noodplan teen... Read more


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