Media Releases

Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs: Free State government must take responsibility for environment

2020-07-28
Dévar Smit

(Budget vote debate in Free State Legislature)

The FF Plus wants to remind the Free State Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs that it must not shirk its responsibility towards the environment.

Most of the Free State's dumping sites do not comply with the... Read more


South Africans will survive destructive ANC labour policy

2020-07-28
Fanie du Toit

(Debate in NCOP on adjustment budget for Department of Employment and Labour)

South Africans who find themselves in the depths of despair, hunger, unemployment and poverty due to the ANC government's misdirected policy will not allow their determination and spirit to be broken.

South Africans... Read more


Human settlements: ANC blames Apartheid for its own shortcomings

2020-07-28
Dévar Smit

(Budget vote debate in Free State Legislature)

The only thing that the ANC government in the Free State and its Department of Human Settlements have succeeded in is not providing the people of the Free State with proper housing and sanitation.

After 26 years of a so-called free democracy, the... Read more


Reduced allocation to small business enterprises will exacerbate economic crisis

2020-07-28
Fanie du Toit

(Debate in NCOP on adjustment budget for Department of Small Business Development)

It is incomprehensible that the government has reduced the allocation to Small Business Development in the adjustments budget given the role that this sector plays in job creation and it will only exacerbate the... Read more


Covid-19: A common enemy that must be defeated

2020-07-28
Die Redaksie

(Covid-19 debate in Northern Cape Legislature)

It is shocking to think that the coronavirus, which is sowing so much destruction, was only identified about eight short months ago. In the interim, more than 16 million people across the world have been infected, 3 600 of which reside in the Northern ... Read more


Gauteng government must act responsible to prevent total collapse of economy

2020-07-27
Kobus Hoffman

(Member’s statement in Gauteng Legislature)

The only way in which total economic and social collapse in Gauteng can be prevented is if the ANC government in the province starts to act responsibly without any racial favouritism so as to establish cooperation between all groups.

In a... Read more


The Covid-19 quarantine centre in Potchefstroom is a disaster waiting to happen

2020-07-27
Matthys van Tonder

When the JB Marks Covid-19 task team paid a visit to the recently erected quarantine centre at the Potchefstroom Dam resort, it was abundantly clear that this centre will not be ready to accommodate any Covid-19 cases by the 31st of July, when the centre is due to be turned over to the North West... Read more


VF Plus-lid in Vereeniging help gesin in nood na brand

2020-07-27
Christo Smith

Lid van die VF Plus, Tersia Venter, het die afgelope naweek ingespring om ‘n gesin wie se huurhuis in Peacehaven, Vereeniging, gedeeltelik in ‘n brand verwoes en ‘n 4-jarige kind dood is, te help en van noodsaaklike kos, klere en meubels te voorsien.

Die huis wat Nomvula Nzono... Read more


FF Plus Mpumalanga requests snap debate on tourism industry in provincial legislature

2020-07-27
Mnr. Werner Weber

The FF Plus has requested a snap debate in terms of rule 92 of the provincial legislature rules to discuss the dire situation of the province's tourism industry.

The FF Plus today sent an official letter to the Speaker, Ms Busisiwe Shiba, and the Legislature's Secretary, Mr Linda Mwale, requesting ... Read more


President’s announcement for schools is disappointing and his promises to combat corruption are no more than lip service

2020-07-24
Dr Pieter Groenewald

President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that all public schools must close for four weeks did not come as a surprise. It is indicative of the influence that trade unions have on the government's decision-making and it is a simplified approach to a complex problem.

The decision is disappointing... Read more


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