Media Releases

VF Plus dien klag in teen Govan Mbeki-munisipaliteit oor rioolkrisis

Aranda Nel-Buitendag

Die VF Plus het weens die voortslepende rioolkrisis en -besoedeling op Evander ʼn klag by die polisie op Secunda ingedien teen die munisipale bestuurder, Lizzy Shabalala, van die Govan Mbeki-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Bethal, Charl Cilliers, Embalenhle, Evander, Kinross, Leandra, Secunda, Trichardt)... Read more

AARTO is dysfunctional in Johannesburg and Tshwane Metros and poses risk to road users

Adv Anton Alberts

The FF Plus was shocked to learn that AARTO (Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act), which was implemented in the Johannesburg and Tshwane Metros as the only policing system regulating road users' conduct, has been dysfunctional since 1 July 2021.

The situation resulted because... Read more

Dr. Nkosinathi Sishi is the new Director-General for Higher Education: FF Plus welcomes the stability, but alarm bells are still ringing

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Dr Nkosinathi Sishi has been appointed as the new Director-General for Higher Education after the former Director-General, Mr Gwebikundla Qonde, was suspended on the 23rd of July this year.

Qonde opposed his suspension in the Labour Court, which then ruled against him on the 7th of September.

In... Read more

The DA’s plan of constructing low-cost housing on golf courses seriously jeopardises property values in all municipalities and metros under DA control

Die Redaksie

The DA's intention to construct low-cost housing in the Cape Town Metro on existing golf courses, among other sites, means that the party may very well do the same thing in other metros and municipalities that are under DA control.

According to media reports by Network24, Mr John Steenhuizen,... Read more

VF Plus eis ondersoek oor optrede van Mangaung-metropolisie

Dr. Elizabeth Snyman-van Deventer

Die optrede van die Mangaung-metropolisie wat vanoggend die Bram Fischer-gebou in ʼn ongehoorde magsvertoon beset het, is volgens die VF Plus onwettig en moet ondersoek word.

Lede van die metropolisiediens het die gebou se ingang onder meer met voertuie geblokkeer en mense toegang geweier.... Read more

Bothaville: Herstelwerk begin aan voortslepende rioolprobleem

Desmond Reed

Na volgehoue druk van die VF Plus het die Nala-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Bothaville, Wesselsbron) eindelik kontrakteurs aangestel om aandag te gee aan 'n voortslepende rioolprobleem in Bothaville.

Die VF Plus het ʼn strafregtelike klag by die Nala-polisie ingedien en is al ʼn geruime tyd besig met... Read more

Vaccinations and vaccination passports must not be used as a way to punish the country’s citizens

Philip van Staden

The FF Plus takes note of yesterday's statement by the Human Rights Commission (HRC), which made it very clear that although the government is not considering making vaccinations compulsory, the option remains as "a last resort".

The FF Plus's view on compulsory vaccination is that the government... Read more

Local government’s dire financial situation poses serious risk to stability in South Africa

Jaco Mulder

The dire financial situation in which the local authorities of South Africa currently find themselves is having a detrimental impact on the ability of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to appoint qualified investigators, which poses a serious risk to stability in South Africa.

The SIU that has... Read more

Akademia’s new education faculty: This is how Afrikaans’s higher functions will be preserved

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The private institution for higher education, Akademia, has demonstrated its commitment to ensuring a future for Afrikaans by introducing its new faculty of education.

Nothing demonstrates faith in the future quite like investing in the next generation. The FF Plus wishes to congratulate Akademia... Read more

Chief Justice: Alarming that individuals like Mkhwebane and Hlophe were nominated

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus finds it seriously alarming that there are institutions and people who are willing to nominate controversial individuals, like John Hlophe and the current Public Protector (PP), Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane, for the position of Chief Justice of South Africa.

The incompetence that Mkhwebane... Read more

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