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President’s steps for addressing power crisis prove that government was caught napping: Too little too late

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus has always held the opinion that a state of emergency or disaster is not necessary to address the country's power crisis. President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision not to announce one was the right decision.

The steps that President Ramaphosa announced are steps that should have been taken... Read more

Declaring a state of emergency to address the power crisis is neither necessary nor a solution

Dr Pieter Groenewald

It is not necessary to declare a state of emergency to solve the current electricity crisis.

In terms of the Electricity Regulation Act, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has the power to eliminate the administrative red tape currently restricting, for example, the... Read more

Tavern massacres point to deep-rooted problems in police service and criminal justice system

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The series of shootings that occurred since Thursday in taverns in Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg, Katlehong and Orlando in Soweto points to deep-rooted problems in the police service and serious shortcomings in the criminal justice system.

Thus far, 22 people have been killed in these incidents while ... Read more

Guptas: Arrests could pave the way for further action

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus welcomes the arrest of Atul and Rajesh Gupta. The extradition process may, however, take some time and the Gupta brothers will no doubt strongly oppose it.

The process can only be considered successful once they arrive in South Africa to stand trial on the charges against them.

If... Read more

Ramaphosa’s silence about farm theft raises many questions

Dr Pieter Groenewald

President Cyril Ramaphosa must provide answers to the many questions surrounding the theft that occurred at his farm in Limpopo in 2020.

If the President has nothing to hide, then there is no reason to keep silent about what happened.

One of the most burning questions relates to the provisions of ... Read more

Ramaphosa’s absence from Budget Vote Debate on the Presidency will amount to undermining of Parliament

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The announcement that President Cyril Ramaphosa will not deliver his speech for the Budget Vote Debate on the Presidency in Parliament on Thursday, but that Deputy President David Mabuza will do it on his behalf is totally unacceptable in the FF Plus's view.

President Ramaphosa is accountable to... Read more

Mike Schüssler: Brilliant economist with big heart’s passing is a massive loss for South Africa

Adv Anton Alberts

The recent passing of the economist Mike Schüssler is a massive loss for South Africa.

Mr Schüssler was not only a brilliant economist, but he also had a big heart and cared for people, as was evident in his serious concern for the growing endemic poverty in South Africa.

Using his... Read more

Nothing and no-one but the ANC government is responsible for Eskom’s demise

Wouter Wessels

(Debate in Parliament: South Africa’s power problem and the impending collapse of Eskom)

The ANC government, and nothing else, is to blame for the country's power problem and Eskom's demise.

The government's failure is so tremendous that it succeeded in driving an enterprise, which had, and ... Read more

The people of South Africa are not truly free under power-hungry ANC government

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus will not stop pointing out the injustices of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and Affirmative Action (AA), because as long as racially discriminatory laws are in effect, minorities in South Africa will not experience true freedom.

On the day that freedom is celebrated in South Africa... Read more

Ramaphosa moet sê wat is teenkorrupsie-maatreëls

Dr Pieter Groenewald

Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa het onderneem om streng op te tree om te sorg dat korrupsie, diefstal en bedrog nie sal plaasvind met die noodfondse van miljarde rande wat beskikbaar gestel gaan word vir die ramptoestand in KwaZulu-Natal nie.

Hy het dit ook gesê met die Covid-19-rampfonds en tog was... Read more

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