Media Releases

FF Plus requests Midvaal Municipality not to raise rates and taxes in the next financial year

2020-05-13
Kobus Hoffman

 

The FF Plus has asked the Midvaal Municipality (De Deur/Walkerville, Eikenhof, Meyerton, Vaal Marina) not to increase municipal tariffs in the next financial year.

The party's Midvaal caucus sent a letter to the Mayor, Bongani Baloyi, stating that the usual annual tariff increase could... Read more


Government interference in clothing sales is unacceptable

2020-05-13
Jaco Mulder

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel, is abusing the powers delegated to him during the lockdown period to enforce socialist measures on South African trade.

The Minister's new regulations that were announced in the Government Gazette on Tuesday evening stipulate in... Read more


President himself admits that the goal of lockdown has been achieved. Thus, the time has come to speed up the process of unlocking the economy

2020-05-13
Dr Pieter Groenewald

President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to only ease the lockdown regulations by the end of this month (May) by allowing the greater part of the country to move to Level Three, while still keeping some districts at Level Four, is irrational and things are moving much too slow to prevent long-term... Read more


Actions of Ekurhuleni Metro Council unconstitutional as it transfers decision-making powers to city manager and mayor

2020-05-12
Jennifer Glover

The FF Plus has cautioned the Ekurhuleni Metro Council to adhere to the Disaster Management Act and not to transfer all the executive powers to the city manager and mayor for the duration of the lockdown.

On the instruction of the Speaker of Ekurhuleni, Patricia Kumalo, councillors were informed... Read more


Video showing law enforcement officers apparently trying to arrest toddler shocks: FF Plus asks President to take action against officers

2020-05-11
Dr Pieter Groenewald

Today, the FF Plus contacted the Office of President Cyril Ramaphosa straightaway and sent him video footage after a shocking video was posted on social media showing law enforcement officers of the KwaDukuza Municipality apparently trying to arrest a toddler.

The Office of the President has... Read more


Municipalities must focus on restructuring and discipline of overloaded personnel structures to ensure effective and reliable service delivery

2020-05-09
Mnr. Michal Groenewald

Numerous communities in the North West have had to endure poor service delivery and the collapse of basic infrastructure for quite some time now as a result of maladministration and extensive corruption.

It has also resulted in regular incidences of unrest in communities, which in turn, lead to... Read more


ANC demonstrates double standards with distribution of Covid-19 pamphlets that could spread virus

2020-05-08
Armand Cloete

The distribution of the Covid-19 information pamphlets, which in itself already poses the risk of spreading the virus, demonstrates that the government has a misperception of responsible governing or is trying to create the impression that it is acting responsibly, but it actually has double... Read more


Parole to 19 000 prisoners undermines criminal justice system

2020-05-08
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus condemns the principle that prisoners are released due to the overpopulation of prisons, because it undermines the criminal justice system. The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, announced today that 19 000 prisoners will be released on early parole.

The... Read more


FF Plus launches fund as counter for Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

2020-05-07
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus today announced a comprehensive project as a counter for Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).

The project entails, among other things, a fund that offers financial support to small business enterprises that cannot qualify for government aid due to BEE requirements.

Another aspect of the... Read more


ANC provincial Deputy Speaker’s secret delivery of food parcels – deceit in a time of despair

2020-05-07
Mnr. Werner Weber

The FF Plus wants to reiterate its objection to the government's co-called ‘Solidarity Fund’ after a video was posted on social media showing employees of the government's Expanded Public Works Programme unloading food parcels from a truck at a residence that reportedly belongs to Vusi... Read more


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