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Freedom Day without freedom could drive the true meaning of the concept home

2020-04-27
Die Redaksie

It is ironic that we are celebrating Freedom Day today when we do not really have much freedom. It can, however, help to drive the true meaning of the concept home for the people of South Africa and make them realise just how significant freedom really is.

The government's broader policy,... Read more


FF Plus requests Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance to suspend Tshwane metro administrator

2020-04-24
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus requests the MEC for Cooperative Governance (COGTA) in Gauteng, Mr Lebogang Maile, to immediately remove the head administrator of the Tshwane Metro, Mr Mpho Nawa, from his office due to his alleged violation of the lockdown regulations.

In contravention of the lockdown regulations,... Read more


President Cyril Ramaphosa’s risk-adjusted approach is in line with FF Plus’s recommendations for lifting lockdown, but greater clarity regarding level four is urgently needed

2020-04-23
Die Redaksie

Following the risk-adjusted approach to lifting the Covid-19 lockdown regulations announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa is the right thing to do, but it is now of the utmost importance to specify the details regarding level four as thoroughly and quickly as possible to prevent the same kind of... Read more


Stimulus package – a step in the right direction, but raises many questions

2020-04-22
Die Redaksie

The economic stimulus package that President Ramaphosa announced is a step in the right direction.

There are, however, certain aspects of the stimulus package that require further clarification and the FF Plus is of the opinion that the payment of the newly allocated social grants must be handled... Read more


Deployment of Defence Force raises numerous questions

2020-04-22
Die Redaksie

The deployment of an additional 73 180 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help the police to enforce Covid-19 regulations raises many burning questions. That brings the total number of deployed soldiers to 76 000 at an estimated cost of R4,59 billion.

It basically comes ... Read more


Ordinary UIF payments are delayed, but Department denies it

2020-04-22
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus is inundated with complaints from ordinary beneficiaries of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) who usually get a monthly pay-out from the Fund due to, among other things, retrenchment, maternity leave, paternity leave etc.

The Fund is currently under immense pressure as a result of... Read more


Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF): FF Plus warns trustees about personal liability should funds be made available to the government

2020-04-22
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus is sending a clear warning to the trustees of the Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF) that they will be held personally liable for reckless behaviour if the GEPF makes any funds available in any form to the government for any reason, including for the creation of an economic support ... Read more


Unlawful stipulation regarding prepared food replaced by an irrational stipulation

2020-04-20
Die Redaksie

Today with the announcement of the amendments to the lockdown regulations, the Minister of Cooperative Governance (COGTA), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, explicitly prohibited the sale of warm or prepared food during the period of lockdown and in so doing, replaced an unlawful stipulation with an... Read more


Clarity must be provided with regard to quarantine facilities

2020-04-20
Die Redaksie

Clarity regarding the quarantine facilities that have been made available for Covid-19 must urgently be provided so that Members of Parliament, provincial legislatures and municipal councillors can effectively perform their oversight role in this regard and the necessary safety precautions must be... Read more


FF Plus has questions about 40 km long fence at Beitbridge Border Post

2020-04-20
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus sent questions to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille, regarding the fence that stretches 40 km at the Beitbridge Border Post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The FF Plus would like to know how long it will be before the fence is repaired, what the cost ... Read more


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