Media Releases

Decision by National Lottery Commission to stop funding SPCA is short sighted

2018-02-23
Adv Anton Alberts

The decision by the National Lottery Commission (NLC) to no longer fund the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is short sighted and lamentable and will only result in great animal suffering, particularly in rural and poorer communities.

The SPCA announced in a media release... Read more


LUR en maatskaplike dienste gee bloot nie vir armes om nie

2018-02-21
Tammy Wessels

Die Vryheidsfront Plus het die Vrystaatse LUR vir maatskaplike ontwikkeling, Limakatso Mahasa, dringend versoek om agterstallige subsidies aan nie-regerinsgorganisasies (NGO’s) uit te betaal.

Die departement se onvermoë om NGO’s, soos Engo in die Vrystaat, te betaal weens... Read more


South Africa now paying the price for abusing police intelligence structures for years

2018-02-21
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The attack on the Ngcobo police station in the Eastern Cape, in which five police members and a former soldier were killed, proves that criminals are no longer afraid of the police and that organised crime is getting out of hand.

It also serves as proof of the fact that South Africa is now paying... Read more


Begroting stel teleur en wys hoe groot Suid-Afrika se finansiële verknorsing is

2018-02-21
Dr Pieter Groenewald

Suid-Afrika se begroting wat vandag deur minister Malusi Gigaba aangekondig is, is in vele opsigte teleurstellend en het net onderstreep hoe groot die land se finansiële probleme werklik is.

Die minister het nie die geweldige skuldlas van die regering wat deur voormalige president Jacob Zuma... Read more


Rioolvuil in Vereeniging is ekonomiese selfmoord

2018-02-20
Christo Smith

Die Emfuleni-munisipaliteit is besig om ekonomiese selfmoord te pleeg deur hul onvermoë om gebarste pype en die grootmaat-rioolpypleiding te herstel waar rioolvuil oor ‘n groot gedeelte van die industriële gebied uitloop.

Dié probleem is al so gevorder dat die beplande... Read more


Ramaphosa gives white youth no credit for hard work and expropriation without compensation will merely be a repetition of past mistake

2018-02-20
Dr Pieter Groenewald

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reference to the privilege of white youth and Affirmative Action (AA) and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) shows that he clearly does not understand the argument for equal rights for all in South Africa.

Ramaphosa’s use of the unemployment statistics, which... Read more


South Africa will only be able to move forward if there is mutual respect

2018-02-19
Dr Pieter Groenewald

For South Africa to be a prosperous and progressive country, there needs to be mutual respect. Respect for people as individuals, respect for the differences between people and respect for all the differences in culture, history and language.

An extract from the Preamble of South Africa’s... Read more


Nog ‘n plaasmoord naby Secunda skok

2018-02-19
Die Redaksie

Die sinnelose geweld teen ons land se boere is weer die naweek tot ‘n spits gedryf toe nog ‘n boer, “Kort” Hans Meyer, koelbloedig op sy plaas naby Charl Cilliers, ‘n dorpie naby Secunda in Mpumalanga, vermoor is.

Hierdie vorm van geweld teen ons land se... Read more


SONA full of promises, but execution will be placed under magnifying glass

2018-02-16
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The emphasis that the new State President, Cyril Ramaphosa, last night placed on the issue of land expropriation without compensation has unfortunately cast a dark shadow over the first promising State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The principle of expropriation without compensation is extremely... Read more


Mkhwebane floundering as Public Protecor (PP)

2018-02-16
Adv Anton Alberts

The High Court in Pretoria setting aside the report on Bankorp by the Public Protector (PP), Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is a serious blot on the name of the PP’s office as well as a clear abuse of power.

The judgment, which also ordered Mkhwebane to pay the legal costs of Absa and the South African ... Read more


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