Media Releases

Minister of Justice evades FF Plus question about costs of delays in court cases due to lockdown

2020-06-30
Fanie du Toit

The Minister of Justice, Ronald Lamola, has evaded a question by the FF Plus about the costs incurred as a result of delays in court proceedings brought about by the lockdown.

According to Lamola, they are still doing the calculations to determine what it will cost taxpayers. Amos Masondo,... Read more


Free State government to blame for farmers not receiving any drought assistance

2020-06-29
Dévar Smit

It appears as if Free State farmers will receive no drought relief in terms of the national state of disaster because the Free State government failed to submit a business plan to apply for these funds.

Provincial governments were given an opportunity, up to the 5th of June 2020, to submit... Read more


Agriculture is not a priority for Free State government

2020-06-29
Jan van Niekerk

The Free State government has shown time and again that it does not consider commercial agriculture as important.

The rural safety plan is not being implemented effectively in the Free State and, thus, farmers are left to fend for themselves. The rise in farm attacks in the Free State over the... Read more


FF Plus requests Minister to make restaurant regulations rational

2020-06-29
Jaco Mulder

The FF Plus has requested the Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, to amend the recently issued regulations for the re-opening of restaurants in South Africa so as to allow alcohol-containing beverages to be served during sit-down meals.

It makes no sense to allow... Read more


Eskom saai paniek in nog ‘n groot Noordwes-munisipaliteit

2020-06-26
Die Redaksie

Vir die tweede keer binne ‘n maand het Eskom paniek onder sakelui in besonder gesaai in ‘n groot munisipaliteit deur eensydig voorgenome beplande kragonderbrekings in ‘n advertensie in ‘n plaaslike koerant af te kondig.

Kort op die hakke van Rustenburg, Brits en ander, was... Read more


Lesufi is guilty of racial division

2020-06-26
Me. Amanda de Lange

The FF Plus will lodge a complaint with the Gauteng Legislature's Ethics and Rules Committee against the MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, whose actions and statements violate the Code of Conduct for members of the Legislature's Executive Committee.

The unwillingness of the Premier, David... Read more


AG’s report highlights further decline of North West municipalities

2020-06-26
Fanie du Toit

The report published by the Auditor-General (AG) on municipalities' performance as regards the Municipal Financial Management Act provides damning evidence of deterioration and mismanagement at municipalities in the North West province.

According to the AG, North West municipalities' performance... Read more


Matjhabeng: Infrastruktuur op pad na ineenstorting

2020-06-26
Susan Taljaard

Dit het onder die VF Plus se aandag gekom dat onwettige aanbouery in die Matjhabeng-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Allanridge, Hennenman, Odendaalsrus, Ventersburg, Virginia, Welkom) plaasvind in ‘n poging om die studentebehuisingsprobleem op te los.

‘n Huis wat oorspronklik vir een gesin... Read more


Dark future awaits youth if attitudes do not change drastically

2020-06-26
Tammy Breedt

(Debate in Youth Parliament)

If drastic changes are not made to attitudes, a dark future awaits the youth in South Africa under the ANC government's rule. The Covid-19 pandemic has nearly destroyed the economy, which was already struggling. There are fewer and fewer job opportunities available and ... Read more


No tariff hikes for Ekurhuleni after continued pressure from FF Plus

2020-06-26
Jennifer Glover

The continued pressure that the FF Plus exerted on the Ekurhuleni Metro Council (Brakpan, Benoni, Boksburg, Springs, Kempton Park, Nigel, Alberton, Germiston, Edenvale/Bedfordview, Midstream and informal settlements) to take residents' financial situation into account is reflected in the 2020/21... Read more


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