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Debate in parliament on 2018/19 Appropriation Bill - Point of departure for 2018/19 budget is short-term political gain

2018-05-25
Wouter Wessels

The point of departure for the 2018/19 Appropriation Bill is purely short-term political survival for the ANC.

None of the departments’ allocations really address the problems in South Africa. During the Budget Vote Debates of the past few weeks, the ANC repeatedly used the narrative that... Read more


Declaration in parliament: Public Enterprises - The worst is still to come for Gordhan who has to turn public enterprises around

2018-05-25
Adv Anton Alberts

Minister Pravin Gordhan is faced with the mammoth task of turning the Department of Public Enterprises around. It will not be easy to get rid of all the tentacles of state capture. And unfortunately, an octopus’s tentacles keep clinging long after the head has been removed.

It is ironic that ... Read more


FF Plus submits petition to Parliament on behalf of Solidarity

2018-05-25
Adv Anton Alberts

At the request of Solidarity, the FF Plus submitted a petition to Parliament that posits, among other things, that “radical intervention” is needed at SAA and that Parliament must ensure that the airline is placed under business rescue as soon as possible.

According to the petition,... Read more


Koalisie-regering, waarvan die VF Plus deel is, se begroting vir Tshwane-metroraad (Pretoria) is op die toekoms gerig

2018-05-25
Awie Erasmus

Die begroting van die Tshwane-metroraad vir die 2018/19 finansiële jaar is nie gemik op korttermyn gewin nie, maar eerder op toekomstige volhoubaarheid. Die koalisie-regering waarvan die VF Plus deel is, het alles in sy vermoë gedoen om tariewe so laag as moontlik en in lyn met inflasie... Read more


Need for amendments to Public Audit Act confirms ANC’s incompetence

2018-05-24
Wouter Wessels

Amendments to the Public Audit Act that will allow the Auditor-General (AG) to report officials guilty of financial offences to the prosecuting authorities are absolutely necessary seeing as the ANC does not have the political will to do what needs to be done.

This is not a victory for the ruling... Read more


Debate in parliament: Africa Day - Mandela’s legacy of human rights and non-racialism trampled underfoot

2018-05-24
Dr Corné Mulder

Former President Nelson Mandela tried to establish a legacy of integrity and respect for human rights. Today, this legacy is being trampled underfoot – by the ANC government as well.

Mandela was willing to stand up to an African country, Nigeria, and express his disdain for the government of ... Read more


Departments debt to Mangaung metro a shame

2018-05-24
Tammy Wessels

The Free State government owes the Mangaung Metro Municipality nearly R466 million, R330 of which is owed by the Department of Public Works.

The Metro that was identified by the Auditor-General (AG) as the worst metro in the country as regards to financial management, is threatening to cut off the ... Read more


Problems at SA Express are fundamental

2018-05-24
Wouter Wessels

The three main reasons for why the wings of the SA Express aircraft were unceremoniously cut today as well as for all the problems at SAA, other public enterprises and municipalities, which are all under ANC management, are the same: mismanagement, incompetence and corruption.

Today, the Civil... Read more


According to Auditor-General (AG), municipalities are in total ruin

2018-05-23
Wouter Wessels

The findings of the audit report on South African municipalities that the Auditor-General (AG), Kimi Makwetu, released in Parliament on Wednesday show that municipalities are not negatively affected by the global economy or by insufficient municipal legislation, as the ANC would have us believe,... Read more


Resignation (early retirement) may not save North West premier from being prosecuted

2018-05-23
Mnr. Michal Groenewald

The legacy of Mr Supra Mahumapelo as Premier of the North West province includes violent protests, mismanagement, political infighting, instability, irregularities, Gupta links, numerous allegations of corruption and the collapse of the provincial Department of Health.

The FF Plus welcomes the... Read more


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