Media Releases

Treatment of Afrikaans on TV raises question about paying of TV licenses again

2014-07-16
Dr Pieter Mulder

“It is a serious question as to why Afrikaans TV viewers who can no longer see the Afrikaans evening news on television, still have to pay expensive TV licenses,” Dr. Pieter Mulder, FF Plus leader asked the minister of Communications in Parliament. Dr. Mulder was participating in the... Read more


Minister of Justice and Correctional Services should judge parole applications on merit

2014-07-16
Dr Pieter Groenewald

Applications for parole, such as the one of Eugene de Kock, should be judged on its merits and should not be political decisions, Dr. Pieter Groenewald, the FF Plus’ chief spokesperson on correctional services says.

Dr. Groenewald says a person such as De Kock, who is clearly a political... Read more


ANC government will catch diseases if they stay in bed with Cosatu

2014-07-16
Dr Pieter Groenewald

It remains an ailment of the ANC and the government of South Africa to blame apartheid for everything that goes wrong in South Africa and to live in denial about the problems that exist, Dr. Pieter Groenewald, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on Labour said.

“Datsun wanted to... Read more


FF Plus will hold minister to her promise about mother tongue education

2014-07-16
Adv Anton Alberts

The minister of basic education, Ms. Angie Motshekga’s comments about mother tongue education is very encouraging and is one ray of light on an otherwise dark education horizon, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on basic education said.

According to Adv.... Read more


Safety is being abused to allow the new political elite to live in luxury

2014-07-16
Adv Anton Alberts

The department of public works is like a patient in the intensive care unit of the hospital while the ‘doctor’, in this case the head of state, is also suffering from an illness which could be called the Nkandla illness, Dr. Pieter Groenewald, the FF Plus’ chief spokesperson on... Read more


SABC acting unconstitutionally in its scaling down of Afrikaans

2014-07-15
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The moving of the Afrikaans television news in the evening from TV2 to TV3 on the SABC channels is a breach of certain undertakings about Afrikaans that the top management of the SABC had given. It confirms the gradual trampling of Afrikaans and disregards constitutional guarantees about language... Read more


Place greater emphasis on mother-tongue education

2014-07-15
Adv Anton Alberts

Well-sounding slogans such as “Develop and support a sustainable South African educational system for schools for the 21st century’ shows a shocking estrangement from reality, says Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on basic education.

Adv. Alberts said... Read more


Sanral busy with threatening tactics against road users

2014-07-15
Adv Anton Alberts

The FF Plus is not surprised that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has appointed two prosecutors to cooperate with SANRAL to investigate the possible criminal prosecution of non-payers of e-tolls and views it as part of a blackmail campaign by SANRAL, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’... Read more


ANC government messing around with the country’s mineral wealth

2014-07-15
Adv Anton Alberts

Speech: Budget Debate of the Department of Minerals: 15 July 2014

It is worrying that the government is already licking its lips for the development of shale gas without the established mineral industry’s problems being properly addressed, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary ... Read more


Budget debate of the Department of Transport: South Africa’s inadequate public transport system needs attention

2014-07-15
Adv Anton Alberts

A holistic transport plan is ultimately needed to meet the needs of South Africa as public transport is still inadequate and is being implemented without proper planning, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on Transport says.

According to Adv. Alberts, a good example... Read more


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