Media Releases

Court of Appeal’s ruling on Unisa and Afrikaans: Reprimand for Minister Nzimande

2020-07-01
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal, namely that Unisa's decision to stop offering Afrikaans as a medium of instruction was unconstitutional and unlawful, is a sharp reprimand for Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education. Nzimande repeatedly responded to parliamentary questions by the... Read more


Masilonyana: Begroting ‘n wanvoorstelling van finansiële gesondheid

2020-07-01
Koos Pienaar

Die VF Plus het die Masilonyana-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Theunissen, Brandfort, Verkeerdevlei en Winburg) se begroting vir 2020/2021 nie gesteun nie.

Ten spyte van talle versoeke dat tariewe nie verhoog word nie, is die begroting met 4.5% tariefverhogings deur die bank aanvaar. Gegewe die huidige ... Read more


Vaalrivier-besoedeling: VF Plus versoek adjunkpresident om in te tree

2020-07-01
Phillip van der Merwe

Die Ngwathe-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Parys, Vredefort, Heilbron, Koppies, Edenville) word weens Eskom se weiering om substasiekapasiteit te vergroot, genoodsaak om hom skuldig te maak aan die besoedeling van die Vaalrivier deur verpligte beurtkrag toe te pas.

Benewens die ekonomiese impak wat... Read more


Moqhaka: Begroting nie ten gunste van inwoners

2020-07-01
Me. Jean Hatting

Die VF Plus het die Moqhaka-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Kroonstad, Steynsrus en Viljoenskroon) se begroting vir 2020/2021 nie gesteun nie.

Om die plaaslike ekonomie te stimuleer en te herstel post Covid-19 is dit nodig om ‘n gunstige omgewing vir groei te skep. Billike tariewe en belastings is ... Read more


Public health has reached its dying day

2020-06-30
Philip van Staden

The public health care sector in South Africa has reached its dying day and Covid-19 is not the only cause of death.

Pictures of "shocking scenes" in provincial hospitals in the Eastern Cape, that circulated in the media yesterday, are nothing new when it comes to the South African public health... Read more


FF Plus intervenes to provide Emfuleni residents with power

2020-06-30
Gerda Senekal

The FF Plus councillor in the Emfuleni Local Municipality (Evaton, Sebokeng, Vaal Oewer, Vanderbijl Park, Vereeniging) had to intervene and help resolve power problems in large parts of Vanderbijl Park after one substation exploded last Friday and another's roof collapsed.

The roof of the SE3... Read more


Department of Public Works greatly contributing to decline of Mangaung

2020-06-30
Dévar Smit

The FF Plus recently had the opportunity to inspect three of the Free State Department of Public Works' municipal accounts. The Department is in arrears with approximately R191 728 on just one of its properties.

The Department's total outstanding debt to the Mangaung Metro Municipality forms part... Read more


World will not be deceived by notion of expropriation without compensation (EWC)

2020-06-30
Dr Corné Mulder

(Declaration on the motion for the re-institution of the ad-hoc committee to implement legislation for the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution)

It is beyond belief that the ANC and the EFF do not seem to realise that with expropriation without compensation they are sending a loud and clear ... Read more


Gender violence is a sign of South Africans’ violent mentality

2020-06-30
Tammy Breedt

(Debate in parliament)

The sharp rise in gender violence is a clear sign that South Africans have a violent mentality in which violence feeds violence and violence seems to be the answer to all social issues and the only way in which to deal with conflict.

South Africa has become a country filled ... Read more


Matjhabeng: VF Plus steun nie onwettige begroting

2020-06-30
Susan Taljaard

Die VF Plus het die Matjhabeng-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Allanridge, Hennenman, Odendaalsrus, Ventersburg, Virginia, Welkom) se begroting vir 2020/2021 nie gesteun nie aangesien dit nie, soos die Munisipale Finansiële Bestuurswet (MFMA) vereis, realisties is nie.

Die munisipaliteit flous... Read more


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