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Twaalf leuens oor Afrikaans en Suid-Afrikaanse tale.

Dr Pieter Mulder

1. Baie min mense in Suid-Afrika praat Afrikaans. Daarom is dit beter om na Engels oor te skakel.

Verkeerd. Afrikaans met 6,8 miljoen sprekers (14%) is die derde grootse taal in Suid-Afrika na Zoeloe 11,5 miljoen (23%) en Xhosa 8,1 miljoen (16%). Engels (4,8 miljoen) word deur slegs 9,6% van... Read more

Media notice: FF Plus’s launch of economic recovery plan for South Africa

Die Redaksie


The serious economic decline of South Africa under ANC rule created an urgent need for compiling a feasible, comprehensive and expert plan to get the country's economy back on the right track.

The FF Plus is confident that the ANC government will soon be replaced by a coalition government, ... Read more

Highest level of electricity shortfall thus far – pleasant weather saves Eskom

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Eskom announced yesterday in a power alert that 18 67 MW of its generating capacity was lost due to unexpected breakdowns, while 5 807 MW is still out of service for planned maintenance.

The shortfall of 24 424 MW in generating capacity equals more than 42% of what South Africa has at its... Read more

Minister of Defence’s answers about Cuban contracts are not convincing

Fanie du Toit

The answers provided by the Minister of Defence, Thandi Modise, to parliamentary questions from the FF Plus about her Department's contracts with Cuba still do not clarify how the South African Defence Force gained any value or benefit from the contracts.

The Department's Thusano Project was... Read more

Nersa’s proposed increase for municipal electricity tariffs: SA can no longer afford Eskom

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

According to a report by Moneyweb with the headline "Nersa proposes 15,1% hike in municipal tariffs" (12 April 2023), the energy regulator is awaiting feedback on the proposed increase in the price of municipal electricity.

The basis for this is Eskom's increase of 18,49% for bulk supply to... Read more

Numerous challenges in SA jeopardise investor confidence

Jaco Mulder

Investors are currently following a wait-and-see approach when it comes to making energy-intensive investments in South Africa while the country's electricity crisis continues.

On the eve of the country's fifth investment conference on 13 April 2023, South African companies are spending... Read more

Lifting of state of disaster on power crisis shows that it was unnecessary

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The termination of the national state of disaster on the power crisis shows that the FF Plus was right from the start in saying that it is unnecessary.

When the state of disaster was announced during President Cyril Ramaphosa's SONA, the FF Plus immediately said that it is hard to imagine... Read more

Back-pedalling concerning Eskom’s exemption proves it was a rash decision

Wouter Wessels

The withdrawal of the exemption granted to Eskom regarding its disclosure of irregular expenditure proves that it was a rash decision that was taken in haste.

In addition to the initial publication of the notice of exemption in last Friday's Government Gazette, the communication about the matter ... Read more

Mopani District Municipality squanders money on court case

Marcelle Maritz

It is an utter disgrace that the Mopani District Municipality, which already finds itself in a financial predicament, is squandering precious funds on a court case against the provincial government of Limpopo.

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) intervened in... Read more

Alarming surge in mass murders in SA

Dr Pieter Groenewald

Incidents of mass murder in South Africa have increased sharply. From 1 April 2019 to 30 December 2022, 5 709 people were murdered in a total of 2 446 incidents in the country.

The Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, released these figures in response to a parliamentary question by Dr Pieter... Read more

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