Media Releases

FF Plus welcomes arrest of three former officials of the West Rand District Municipality in connection with VBS scandal

Me. Amanda de Lange

The FF Plus welcomes the arrest of three former officials of the West Rand District Municipality in connection with controversial investments that the Municipality made in VBS Mutual Bank.

The Hawks arrested the former municipal manager, Moroashike David Mokoena, the former chief financial... Read more

TRC investigation will turn into witch hunt

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The notion to establish a specialist unit whereby the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and The Hawks can investigate, based on a vague set of criteria, crimes from the previous dispensation will turn into a witch hunt.

The FF Plus leader, Dr Pieter Groenewald, addressed written parliamentary... Read more

Mkhondo residents ask FF Plus to intercede on their behalf with the provincial legislature

Mnr. Werner Weber

The residents of the Mkhondo Local Municipality (Amsterdam, eMkhondo / Piet Retief) expressed their dissatisfaction with the Municipality's apparent inability to provide service delivery and eradicate corruption to the FF Plus during a public meeting this past weekend.

They also requested the... Read more

The rise in crimes against small business enterprises is a cause for concern

Kobus Hoffman

The rise in crimes committed against small businesses in Gauteng not only puts needless pressure on the police, but is also forcing these small businesses to their knees with many having no other choice but to close their doors.

The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, announced that... Read more

ANC controlled eThekwini punishes consumers of renewable energy

Die Redaksie

The FF Plus finds it unacceptable that the households in the eThekwini Metro Council (Durban and surrounding areas) that opt to use renewable energy, but are still connected to the Metro's back-up power system, have to pay more for electricity.

On the 1st of July, electricity tariffs in the... Read more

Zuma sentence a victory for constitutional democracy

Dr Pieter Groenewald

Today's ruling by the Constitutional Court in which former President Jacob Zuma was sentenced to, among other things, 15 months of imprisonment for contempt of court is a true victory for constitutional democracy in South Africa.

The FF Plus welcomes the Constitutional Court's ruling and endorses... Read more

VF Plus slaag om R100 000-begrafniskostes vir raadslede te staak

Dr. Elizabeth Snyman-van Deventer

Die VF Plus se voorstel dat raadslede verpligte bydraes tot begrafnispolisse moet maak, word uiteindelik deur die Mangaung-metroraad (Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Dewetsdorp, Soutpan, Thaba Nchu, Van Stadensrus, Wepener) oorweeg.

Die VF Plus het hierdie voorstel gedoen aan die waarnemende... Read more

Another farm attack proves that rural safety is still not a priority in the Eastern Cape

Mnr. Piet Mey

The murder of a well-known East London farmer in the Eastern Cape proves that rural safety is still not a priority for the ANC government.

Mr Darryl Richter (34) was attacked and murdered on Saturday evening near Thornvleiweg on the N6 outside East London. According to the police, Richter was... Read more

Inadequate disaster management in Free State is unacceptable and results in tragedy

Jan van Niekerk

Disaster management in the Free State rural areas is falling far short at the moment as there is often only one fire engine, if any at all, available to serve multiple local municipalities.

Over the last six months, about four houses have burnt down in the Phumelela Local Municipality (Vrede,... Read more

Vrystaatse provinsiale regering kelder dienslewering in Mangaung-metro

Dr. Elizabeth Snyman-van Deventer

Uit skriftelike vrae wat aan die Mangaung-metroraad (Bloemfontein, Dewetsdorp, Soutpan, Van Stadensrus, Wepener) gerig is, blyk dit dat die Vrystaatse departement van openbare werke meer as R990 miljoen aan die metro verskuldig is.

Die departement van openbare werke se totale skuld aan die... Read more

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