Media Releases

FF Plus welcomes unveiling of new bust statue of Gen. De La Rey in Lichtenburg

2021-09-16
Mnr. Michal Groenewald

The FF Plus welcomes the unveiling of the new bust statue of Gen. Koos de la Rey yesterday in Lichtenburg. It is an exact concrete replica of the bronze statue that was stolen from the grave in April this year.

George Visser, the FF Plus's candidate in Lichtenburg for the upcoming local government ... Read more


VF Plus dien klag in by MRK oor rioolbesoedeling op Ventersdorp

2021-09-15
Pieter Steyn

Die VF Plus het gister ʼn formele klag by die menseregtekommissie (MRK) ingedien teen die JB Marks-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Potchefstroom en Ventersdorp) oor die voortgesette rioolbesoedeling op Ventersdorp. Die klag is ingedien nadat die VF Plus versoek het dat dringende herstelwerk aan die... Read more


Emalahleni residents approach FF Plus for assistance in opposing planned Jackaroo coal mine

2021-09-15
Werner Weber

This week, the FF Plus submitted a petition against the planned coal mine at Jackaroo Park to the Mpumalanga Legislature on behalf of the residents of the Emalahleni Local Municipality (Kriel, Ogies, Phola, eMalahleni/Witbank).

The planned coal mine will have a direct and detrimental impact on the ... Read more


FF Plus questions to ministers highlight decline of municipalities

2021-09-15
Mnr. Michal Groenewald

The decline of South African municipalities, and the role that ANC infighting plays therein, is an alarming reality. The responses to questions that the FF Plus addressed to, among others, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) have confirmed that the situation is so ... Read more


Police sabotage lawful and prospective firearm owners by means of poor service

2021-09-15
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The details outlined in a recent news report (Wapenlisensie hernu ‘soos Matriek skryf’, Netwerk24: 15 September 2021), of how people have to stand in long queues at police stations every day to fill out applications for new firearm licences or the renewal of their existing licences... Read more


Compensation Fund’s problems will not be solved through legislative amendments

2021-09-10
Heloïse Denner

(Parliamentary debate: Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill)

The biggest flaw of the Compensation Fund, resulting in its dire financial position and poor service delivery, is poor management as well as an utter lack of political will to do anything about it,... Read more


No power at Mokopane Magistrate’s Court and detective unit for four days

2021-09-10
Marcelle Maritz

The FF Plus has asked the Limpopo MEC for Public Works, Dickson Masemola, to urgently intervene after it came to light that the Magistrate's Court and detective unit in Mokopane (Potgietersrus) have not had electricity for four days now.

The Mogalakwena Local Municipality reportedly cut off the... Read more


Oortydbetaling van munisipale werkers lei tot probleme met noodsaaklike dienste in Mogalakwena-munisipaliteit

2021-09-10
Stephanie Alberts

Dit is onaanvaarbaar dat ʼn krisis met die oortydbetaling van munisipale werkers daartoe lei dat noodsaaklike dienste soos die brandweer, verkeersdienste en die instandhouding van krag- en waterinfrastruktuur nie behoorlik gelewer kan word in die Mogalakwena-plaaslike munisipaliteit nie.

Al hierdie ... Read more


More top-level appointments in police service will not solve Gauteng’s crime problem

2021-09-10
Kobus Hoffman

The FF Plus has taken note of the fact that the Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lt.-Gen. Elias Mawela, appointed two deputy and five district commissioners to help fight crime in the province.

Although the FF Plus welcomes any attempts to combat crime, the party believes that the need for more and... Read more


Educational content: Schools must make full use of the freedom they have

2021-09-09
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Year in and year out, the FF Plus receives complaints about a history assignment that Grade 9 learners are required to complete in the third term. Learners are instructed to interview someone who was either advantaged or disadvantaged by Apartheid. The questions that they are supposed to ask are... Read more


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