Media Releases

Commercial farmers indispensable to South Africa

2014-10-28
Dr Pieter Mulder

For historical reasons, the need to have subsistence farms in South Africa from a political perspective is understandable, but it is important to realise that without commercial farming there cannot be food security in the country, Dr. Pieter Mulder, leader of the FF Plus says.

Dr. Mulder said in... Read more


Riah Phiyega is an embarrassment to the police and should give the medals back

2014-10-24
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The awarding of various medals to the national police commissioner of the South African Police Service, Gen. Riah Phiyega, is not only an embarrassment for the police, but also an embarrassment for the whole of South Africa, Dr. Pieter Groenewald, the FF Plus’ chief spokesperson on police... Read more


SANRAL and the department of transport’s sudden cooperation with the E-Toll Review Panel is strange

2014-10-23
Adv Anton Alberts

The FF Plus finds it strange the SANRAL an the department of transport now suddenly wishes to submit representations to the E-Toll Review Panel after they had dismissed the panel in public and questioned the legitimacy thereof,” Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary... Read more


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


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