Media Releases

FF Plus welcomes court ruling that promotes business freedom

2020-06-02
Jaco Mulder

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


FF Plus Limpopo lodges complaint with HRC after death of a patient in Polokwane Hospital

2020-06-02
Marcelle Maritz

The FF Plus in Limpopo has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) against the Polokwane Hospital after the death of a community member's wife, which may have occurred as a result of negligence. According to the deceased's family members, their pleas for her to be taken to the ICU ... Read more


Confusion surrounding firearm amnesty

2020-06-02
Dr Pieter Groenewald

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


Water crisis in Mogalakwene Local Municipality (Potgietersrus) needs urgent attention

2020-06-02
Marcelle Maritz

The FF Plus in Limpopo asked the municipal manager of the Mogalakwene Local Municipality, (Mokopane/Potgietersrus), Beverley Gunqisa, in an official letter to urgently intervene in the municipality's water crisis.

The water supply to residents in the municipal and surrounding areas is a great... Read more


Onbeveiligde sinkgate in Khutsong skep ‘n gevaar vir skoolkinders en inwoners

2020-06-02
Ben van der Berg

Die gevare van sinkgate sonder omheinings naby skole in Khutsong, is ‘n bron van kommer en die VF Plus sal toesien dat dit dringend aandag geniet.

Die reuse sinkgat waarvan die omheining verwyder is, is langs die Hlangabesa-skool geleë. ‘n Tweede sinkgat is naby die... Read more


Voortdurende kragonderbrekings in Merafong kan nie langer geduld word nie

2020-06-02
Ben van der Berg

Die voortdurende kragonderbrekings in die Merafong-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Carletonville, Fochville, Khutsong, Welverdiend, Kokosi en Wedela) kan nie langer geduld word nie en die munisipaliteit moet verantwoordelikheid aanvaar vir sy jarelange wanbestuur van dié munisipaliteit.

Die... Read more


Good news about schools that can re-open – on FF Plus request

2020-06-02
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The FF Plus is overjoyed about the announcement that schools that are adequately prepared can re-open immediately and fully. The covert way in which this announcement was made, without any media coverage, in the Government Gazette (no. 43381) of 1 June 2020, however, raises a few questions.

... Read more

Race-based tenure policy in contravention of Constitution’s equality clause

2020-06-01
Die Redaksie

The race-based policy for office tenure contracts that the Eastern Cape MEC for Public Works, Babalo Madikizela, announced during his Department's budget submission to the Eastern Cape Legislature is unconstitutional and a smokescreen to enrich politically affiliated cadres.

The FF Plus believes... Read more


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

2020-06-01
Dr Pieter Groenewald

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
Heloïse Denner

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


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