Media Releases

It is unacceptable that Ramaphosa dragged his heels for so long before releasing the Digital Vibes report

Philip van Staden

The FF Plus welcomes the release of the report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) on Digital Vibes, but it is unacceptable that President Cyril Ramaphosa took so long to release it and the party wants to know what exactly has been achieved by withholding it since early June.

Over the past few ... Read more

Residents and business owners are the real victims of illegal strike in Steve Tshwete Municipality

Die Redaksie

The FF Plus strongly condemns the ongoing illegal strike by municipal workers in the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (Hendrina, Middelburg, Pullens Hope, Rietkuil) due to their dissatisfaction with the report that some services, like garbage disposal, have been outsourced.

Decisive action must be ... Read more

Fires raging through the Northern Cape: Thorough investigation into allegations of arson is crucial

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

There is usually too little grass in the almost barren province of the Northern Cape to feed raging veld fires. But not this year. After the good autumn rains of the previous season, the north of the province has, for the past few weeks, been plagued by serious and extensive fires.

It raises the... Read more

Minority groups get the short end of the stick when it comes to promotions in Mpumalanga police force

Werner Weber

It is clear from the reply by the Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Vusi Shongwe, to an official question from the FF Plus that minority groups get the short end of the stick when it comes to promotions in the province's police force.

In the 2019/20 financial year, only two white male officers... Read more

Government’s elusiveness about lifting restrictions spells disaster for economy

Fanie du Toit

The government's approach to lifting the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions appears to be a classic catch-22 situation, where economic recovery is put forward as a condition for lifting the restrictions, while it is clear that the economy cannot recover under the pressure of those same restrictions.

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Constitution guarantees every person in the country’s right to cultural heritage

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The preamble of South Africa's Constitution states, among other things, that the country belongs to all who live in it, united in their diversity. It, therefore, guarantees every person living in the country's right to cultural heritage.

It means that the wide variety of languages, cultures and... Read more

Victory for Afrikaans as language in higher education: Onus is now on Afrikaans speakers

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The civil rights organisation, AfriForum, has won a tremendous victory for Afrikaans and the people who speak it with its successful legal action against Unisa's language policy. It followed the decision by this pioneer in distance education on tertiary level to discontinue Afrikaans as a medium of ... Read more

FF Plus welcomes Appeal Court’s ruling against racial stipulations of Tourism Equity Fund (TEF)

Mnr. Michal Groenewald

The FF Plus welcomes the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, which found that it is unlawful to use Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) as a condition for providing aid to small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the tourism industry what were affected by the Covid-19... Read more

Inwoners ly onder onbevoegdheid van Phokwane se ANC-beheerde raad

Theo Joubert

Die inwoners van Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp en Pampierstat word weer gestraf vir die onbevoegdheid van die Phokwane-plaaslike munisipaliteit.

Werknemers van die munisipaliteit het gister (22 September) begin staak nadat gerugte ontstaan het dat oortydbetalings en moontlik ook salarisse nie aan die... Read more

Vrystaatse wetgewerkomitee besoek Matjhabeng weens VF Plus-griefskrif

Susan Taljaard

Die VF Plus het die Vrystaatse wetgewer se petisiekomitee en sakelui ingelig oor die knaende waterkrisis wat inwoners van die Matjhabeng-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Welkom, Virginia, Hennenman, Ventersburg en Allanridge) ervaar.

Dit volg op die griefskrif wat die VF Plus in Julie vanjaar namens... Read more

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