Media Releases

Relaxation of Covid-19 regulations to Level Four creates the impression that government itself is uncertain about what course of action to take and has no confidence in the public to cooperate

2020-04-30
Dr Pieter Groenewald

Just like the government had a responsibility to implement lockdown regulations to limit the spread of the coronavirus, it now has the responsibility to lift the lockdown in a sensible manner so as to unlock the economy.

The lockdown has already served its purpose to flatten the curve of the... Read more


Property and business enterprises in Gauteng must be protected

2020-04-30
Kobus Hoffman

The FF Plus in Gauteng is urgently appealing to the police and the MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, to protect business enterprises against a sharp rise in looting.

The police and defence force can no longer stand idly by and look on while criminals are looting shops that are closed... Read more


FF Plus welcomes court ruling on Tshwane Metro

2020-04-29
Jaco Mulder

The FF Plus welcomes the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court to set aside the Gauteng government's decision to place the Tshwane Metro under administration.

The Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, and his MEC for Cooperative Governance, Lebogang Maile, clearly abused their powers in making the... Read more


Schools, universities and colleges that are able to must reopen as soon as possible

2020-04-29
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Plans to gradually reopen the entire training and education sector in South Africa were announced last week by the Department of Higher Education and today by the Department of Basic Education. The FF Plus is committed to ensuring that formal education is resumed as soon as is medically plausible.

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Representatives of the FF Plus in Mpumalanga will not contribute to the ANC’s Solidarity Fund

2020-04-29
Mnr. Werner Weber

The FF Plus in Mpumalanga has instructed its councillors not to contribute a portion of their salaries to the ANC government's Solidarity Fund as long as race is used to determine who gets aid and who does not.

Municipal councillors in Mpumalanga were asked to donate 4% of their salaries for the... Read more


Aid for small business enterprises: After initially denying that Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) will be used as a criterion, government now admits that BEE conditions will indeed be used

2020-04-28
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus considers it totally unacceptable that race will be used as a guideline to offer financial aid to smaller business enterprises in this time of crisis after it was initially denied.

There are numerous smaller business enterprises, like sole proprietors, that cannot meet the requirements ... Read more


Freedom Day without freedom could drive the true meaning of the concept home

2020-04-27
Dr Pieter Groenewald

It is ironic that we are celebrating Freedom Day today when we do not really have much freedom. It can, however, help to drive the true meaning of the concept home for the people of South Africa and make them realise just how significant freedom really is.

The government's broader policy,... Read more


Noodsaaklike dienste ly onder arbeidsdispuut in JB Marks-munisipaliteit

2020-04-27
Pieter Steyn

‘n Voortslepende arbeidsdispuut oor oortydbetaling het tot gevolg dat noodsaaklike dienste weereens onderbreek is deur stakende werknemers wat glo werksaam is by die tegniese afdeling van die JB Marks-munisipaliteit.

Die VF Plus het sedert 8 April 2020 herhaaldelik vrae gerig oor die... Read more


FF Plus requests Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance to suspend Tshwane metro administrator

2020-04-24
Jaco Mulder

The FF Plus requests the MEC for Cooperative Governance (COGTA) in Gauteng, Mr Lebogang Maile, to immediately remove the head administrator of the Tshwane Metro, Mr Mpho Nawa, from his office due to his alleged violation of the lockdown regulations.

In contravention of the lockdown regulations,... Read more


Dawid Kruiper Municipality cuts power in Upington – FF Plus takes action

2020-04-23
Die Redaksie

The Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality has started to cut the power supply of people whose accounts are in arrears in Upington and surrounding areas, this is in contravention of the Covid-19 lockdown regulations.

The FF Plus pointed out to the municipal manager that to do so is unlawful in several... Read more


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