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Gradual re-opening of schools: School communities assuming responsibility are the real winners

2020-07-06
Die Redaksie

The announcement by the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, that Grade 6 and 11 learners will return to school this week has once again focused the spotlight on inequality in the school system.

In this case, however, it has nothing to do with the different levels of prosperity, by the ... Read more


Farm murders: President must recognise gruesome reality and take action

2020-07-05
Die Redaksie

The gruesome reality of farm murders has been denied and dismissed by the greater part of the South African society and the ANC government for long enough now – President Cyril Ramaphosa should have recognised it and done something about it a long time ago already.

In the most recent... Read more


Fraud, errors and delays at UIF raise concerns

2020-07-03
Die Redaksie

Delays with payments, alleged fraud, an inadequate system and technical errors at the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) are a cause for concern and result in various problems which means that employees' claims are not processed and paid in time.

The UIF appeared before the Portfolio Committee on... Read more


Farm attacks: President must condemn it publicly and farmers must fight fire with fire

2020-07-01
Die Redaksie

The extreme wave of farm attacks and murders on farmers that has recently swept through South Africa should surely compel the President of the country to acknowledge it and condemn it. It should also compel the agricultural community to ready themselves to fight fire with fire, within the... Read more


Covid-19: Strenger inperkings by brandpunte sal lei tot chaos

2020-07-01
Die Redaksie

"Die VF Plus waarsku dat strenger inperkings by Covid-19-brandpunte sal lei tot algehele chaos in gemeenskappe en dat inwoners hulle bloot nie meer aan verdere inperkings sal steur nie," sê Philip van Staden, VF Plus-LP en hoofwoordvoerder van gesondheid.

"Die aankondiging van die minister... Read more


Court of Appeal’s ruling on Unisa and Afrikaans: Reprimand for Minister Nzimande

2020-07-01
Die Redaksie

The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal, namely that Unisa's decision to stop offering Afrikaans as a medium of instruction was unconstitutional and unlawful, is a sharp reprimand for Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education. Nzimande repeatedly responded to parliamentary questions by the... Read more


Openbare gesondheidsorg het reeds sterfdatum bereik

2020-06-30
Die Redaksie

Die openbare gesondheidsektor in Suid-Afrika het reeds sy sterfdatum bereik en Covid-19 is nie alleen die oorsaak vir hierdie sterfte nie.

Tonele wat gister in die media die rondte gedoen het van “skokkende tonele” wat in die Oos-Kaap se provinsiale hospitale afspeel, is niks nuuts aan ... Read more


Wêreld sal hom nie laat mislei deur onteiening sonder vergoeding (OSV)

2020-06-30
Die Redaksie

"Dit is verstommend dat die ANC en die EFF nie kan sien hulle stuur met onteiening sonder vergoeding (OSV) ʼn sterk boodskap aan die wêreld dat Suid-Afrika die pad van Zimbabwe loop nie," sê dr. Corné Mulder, VF Plus-LP en hoofsweep.

"Suid-Afrika se finansiële posisie was... Read more


Geslagsgeweld tekenend van die gewelddadige psige van Suid-Afrikaners

2020-06-30
Die Redaksie

"Geslagsgeweld raak toenemend tekenend van die gewelddadige psige van Suid-Afrikaners waar geweld geweld voed en die antwoord raak op feitlik alle sosiale kwessies as die enigste wyse om met konflik te handel," sê Tammy Breedt, VF Plus-LP en hoofwoordvoerder van vroue.

"Suid-Afrika het ʼn... Read more


Minister van justisie vermy VF Plus-vraag oor kostes van hof-vertragings tydens inperking

2020-06-30
Die Redaksie

"Die minister van justisie, Ronald Lamola, het 'n vraag van die VF Plus oor die koste verbonde aan die vertragings van verhore weens die inperking, vermy," sê Fanie du Toit, VF Plus-LP in die NRP.

"Volgens Lamola word daar nog bereken wat dit die belastingbetaler gekos het. Amos Masondo,... Read more


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