Media Releases

FF Plus reaction to the medium term budget

2014-10-22
Dr Pieter Mulder

The cut in government spending that the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, announced during his medium term budget speech, is welcomed but is by far not enough to turn the sovereign debt situation of government around. The minister’s prediction that South Africa has now reached the economic... Read more


President Zuma remains mum on e-tolls

2014-10-22
Adv Anton Alberts

Just like with Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma is still dodging important questions of the FF Plus about legal advice that the president had received about the constitutionality of the E-Toll Act before he signed it, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on transport says.

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Expectations of the medium term budget

2014-10-21
Dr Pieter Mulder

Minister Nhlanhla Nene, the minister of Finance’s room for manoeuvring in tomorrow’s medium term budget address is extremely limited.

Through all the financial demands on treasury, the minister will have to indicate that the government understands the seriousness of South... Read more


White and brown people now under-represented in the public service according to affirmative action targets

2014-10-21
Adv Anton Alberts

There are increasingly less positions available for white and brown people in the public service and the two minority groups are now under-represented according to affirmative action targets set out according to the national demographics of the country, adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’... Read more


Statistics show English is making mother tongue education disappear

2014-10-17
Adv Anton Alberts

Statistics show that English is increasingly forcing mother tongue education in Afrikaans and other indigenous languages out of the education system, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on Basic Education, says.

From a response to a parliamentary question on the... Read more


Clive Derby-Lewis steeds in die duister oor mediese parool

2014-10-17
Dr Pieter Mulder

Daar is na baie maande nog geen nuus oor moontlike mediese parool vir die terminaal-siek Clive Derby-Lewis nie, sê dr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die VF Plus.

Dr. Mulder het die 78-jarige Derby-Lewis, wat aan kanker ly, vandag in die hospitaal besoek. Weens sy siekte-toestand voldoen hy al... Read more


No end in sight for post office strike

2014-10-15
Adv Anton Alberts

With the paralysing post office strike now entering its fifth week, there is still no end in sight and according to a letter of one of the trade unions involved in the strike, it appears as if the critical point where post office work could come to a halt has already been reached, Adv. Anton... Read more


Forced marriage that new BEE targets have created won’t work

2014-10-14
Adv Anton Alberts

The new targets which have been set for Black Economic Empowerment is unrealistic and artificial and a forced business partnership and will be as unsuccessful as a loveless marriage, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on trade and industry says.

Adv. Alberts says it... Read more


SA Post Office (Sapo) acknowledges dire financial position in negotiations with warring trade unions

2014-10-10
Adv Anton Alberts

Ominous cellular phone messages in which striking post office workers are being reminded of Marikana and are being told to arm themselves with ‘pangas and all kinds of weapons’ is currently hanging like cloud over the SA Post Office (Sapo) strike and negotiations, Adv. Anton Alberts,... Read more


E-tol soos 'n kanker wat uit die stelsel verwyder moet word

2014-10-10
Adv Anton Alberts

 

Die e-tolstelsel is soos ʼn kankergewas in die hoofslagaarstelsel van Suid-Afrika se ekonomiese spil en het ʼn verlammende effek nie net op die provinsie van Gauteng nie, maar op die land as geheel en moet daarom uit die stelsel verwyder word, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se... Read more


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