Media Releases

ANC MEC for Education in Mpumalanga blames Apartheid for torching of 73 schools in the province

Mnr. Werner Weber

During the Education Department’s budget vote debate in the Legislature, the MEC for Education in Mpumalanga, Bonakele Majuba, seized the opportunity to blame Apartheid for the torching and vandalism of 73 schools in the province. The incidents transpired in March and April of this year.

In... Read more

ANC incompetence to blame for Free State municipalities’ deterioration

Dévar Smit

According to the report issued by the Auditor-General (AG) for the 2018/2019 financial year, the negative impact of the ANC government's culture of corruption and mismanagement is clearly evident in the Free State.

The AG is of the opinion that Free State municipalities are not performing as they... Read more

Mabuza: We must crack down on power thieves

Mnr. Michal Groenewald

It is unacceptable that loyal payers are suffering because of the dishonesty of others who steal electricity and this lawlessness can no longer be tolerated. Municipalities must also be stricter and ensure that the people who use power, pay for it.

This was the answer provided by Deputy president... Read more

Drought disaster: Government clearly does not realise how important food security is

Wouter Wessels

It appears as if the amount of R139 million, which was allocated to help farmers after a drought state of disaster was announced, actually forms part of a social relief fund and is not exclusively earmarked to help farmers produce food for the country.

This conclusion can be drawn from Deputy... Read more

FF Plus welcomes the North West Premier’s admission that placing municipalities under administration leads to more corruption

De Wet Nel

The FF Plus welcomes the admission by the Premier of the North West, Dr Job Mokgoro, that placing municipalities under administration in an attempt to improve service delivery and combat corruption has, thus far, failed.

Today (25 June 2020) during a Legislature meeting, the Premier said that this ... Read more

Bob van Reenen Sport Stadium is a monument to ANC mismanagement

Me. Amanda de Lange

The ANC in Gauteng is being dishonest when it says that there are plans to upgrade the Bob van Reenen Sport Stadium in Krugersdorp as no money was allocated to such a project in the 2020/21 budget.

The Stadium came up for discussion during the budget vote debate on sport in the Gauteng... Read more

FF Plus demands answers after second outbreak of cat flu at Roodeplaat’s canine unit

Kobus Hoffman

The Roodeplaat canine unit's failure to ensure that the animals in its care are frequently vaccinated against the lethal and highly contagious parvovirus, more commonly known as cat flu, is inexcusable.

This is the second outbreak of the disease at the unit in a single year and apparently a... Read more

Mafube: Frankfort-stortingsterrein dra by tot besoedeling van die Wilgerivier

Jan Oost

Die stortingsterrein op Frankfort in die Mafube-plaaslike munisipaliteit hou ernstige gesondheids- en veiligheidsrisiko’s vir inwoners in. Ingevolge die Afvalbestuurswet voldoen dié stortingsterrein nie aan die nasionale minimumvereistes nie en word boonop sonder die nodige lisensie... Read more

Crime on the rise: Farm murder and attack on police station show that residents of rural Mpumalanga must ensure their own safety

Mnr. Werner Weber

The FF Plus wants to strongly encourage everyone living in the rural areas of Mpumalanga to intensify their security measures, to join their local neighbourhood or farm watch as well as any community policing forums in light of the recent attack on and murder of Mr Albert Küsel and the attack... Read more

As expected, potholes in road between Philipstown and Hanover claim lives

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

According to social media reports, potholes in the R369 between Philipstown and Hanover in the Northern Cape claimed two lives on Tuesday. A Facebook user, who posted photos of the scene of the accident as well as the massive pothole, alleges that two truck drivers were killed in a collision.... Read more

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