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AG’s qualified audit report for Polokwane comes as no surprise

2021-07-07
Susan Clarke

The Polokwane Local Municipality has received its fourth consecutive qualified audit report with its audit outcomes for the 2019/20 financial year and according to the Auditor-General (AG), chances of any improvement in the next 12 months are slim.

The AG's damning findings come as no surprise for ... Read more


Phokwane se 2021/22-begroting goedgekeur ná openbare teenstand

2021-07-06
Theo Joubert

Die Phokwane-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp, Pampierstat) het op 30 Junie 2021 sy jaarlikse begroting goedgekeur. Dit volg nadat die gemeenskap tydens ‘n protesoptog ‘n griefskrif met verskeie eise aan die burgermeester oorhandig het.

Een van die griewe handel oor... Read more


Cele must stop making up excuses for not arresting Zuma and not taking any action against those who violated Covid-19 regulations

2021-07-06
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, must stop making excuses and must do his job by seeing to it that former President Jacob Zuma is arrested. Zuma is not above the law and cannot insist on preferential treatment.

The events that transpired at the weekend – a large crowd gathered at Nkandla... Read more


New Mpumalanga Police Commissioner faces difficult task of turning province’s police service around

2021-07-06
Mnr. Werner Weber

The FF Plus welcomes the appointment of Lt.-Gen. Semakaleng Manamela as the new Police Commissioner for Mpumalanga, particularly because it appears that she has an untainted reputation as a hard-working police officer.

Lt.-Gen. Manamela, however, has a long and difficult road ahead as she is... Read more


Blame for violent protests near Hibberdene as a result of water shortages must be laid at the door of the incompetent ANC

2021-07-06
Rochelle Robbetze

The FF Plus strongly condemns the violent protest actions by disgruntled residents of Hibberdene, Pumula and Umzumbe who are blocking the N2 and R103 with burning tyres and rocks due to the lack of water in the Umzumbe region.

The blame for these protest actions can only be laid at the door of the ... Read more


Prospect of actual imprisonment dissipated Zuma’s bravado

2021-07-03
Dr Pieter Groenewald

It is clear that former President Jacob Zuma has finally come to the realisation that the prospect of imprisonment is real and that it is not as rosy as he initially thought.

His bravado with regard to serving time has suddenly dissipated and his former claims about not being afraid are all but... Read more


Splinternuwe vullisverwydering-trokke in Emfuleni staan sonder brandstof terwyl dienslewering bloei

2021-07-02
Gerda Senekal

‘n Tekort aan brandstof vir die nege splinternuwe vullisverwydering-trokke in die Emfuleni-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Evaton, Sebokeng, Vaal Oewer, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging) is die rede waarom inwoners se vullis steeds net een keer per maand verwyder kan word.

Benewens die... Read more


Matjhabeng water crisis: FF Plus lodges complaint with HRC

2021-07-02
Armand Cloete

The FF Plus lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) to investigate possible human rights violations by the Matjhabeng Local Municipality (Allanridge, Hennenman, Odendaalsrus, Ventersburg, Virginia, Welkom) where residents frequently do not have water.

According to the... Read more


Nuwe tariefverhogings skop vandag af in Johannesburg

2021-07-01
Mnr. Franco de Lange

Die VF Plus in Johannesburg se metroraad is gekant teen die tariefverhogings wat vanaf vandag vir alle verbruikers geld en het vir die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar teen die verhogings gestem hoofsaaklik weens die groot finansiële impak wat die Covid-19-pandemie op inwoners het.

Die VF Plus is ... Read more


VF Plus betreur heengaan van vriend en kollega

2021-06-30
Mnr. Werner Weber

Die VF Plus spreek sy innige meegevoel uit met die familie van Vera Nel (67) wat op 29 Junie 2021 aan Covid-19 oorlede is.

Vera was ‘n jare lange inwoner van Witbank wat onvermoeid vir die gemeenskap gewerk het om dienslewering te verbeter.

Sy was ook ‘n stoere ondersteuner van die VF ... Read more


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