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Government’s priorities are all wrong when it comes to spending revenue and stimulating economic growth

2021-11-30
Wouter Wessels

(Parliamentary debate: Division of Revenue Amendment Bill)

The Division of Revenue Amendment Bill reflects the government's misguided priorities, seeing as no economy can grow or flourish while local government is being destroyed as towns and cities do not have power or water and infrastructure is ... Read more


ANC government once again breaks unemployment record

2021-11-30
Heloïse Denner

The spike of 0,5% in South Africa's official unemployment rate since the second quarter of this year, which brings it to a new record-high level of 34,9%, should come as no surprise to the government.

The expanded unemployment rate currently stands at about 46,6%. This figure includes the people... Read more


Exploration for gas and oil along the Wild Coast: Changes in circumstances justify revoking environmental permission

2021-11-24
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The controversial exploration process for oil and gas, with which the international oil company Shell wants to commence along the Wild Coast, should be subjected to an environmental impact study once again. When permission was initially granted in 2013, the Department of Environmental Affairs was... Read more


Onslaught against André de Ruyter: The danger of trying to save the sinking “Titanic”

2021-11-22
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Suppose a new helmsman took charge of steering the Titanic after it had crashed into the iceberg – who would be to blame for the disaster? Would one be justified in criticising the new helmsman for not knowing enough about sailing?

Questions like these inadvertently arise when influential... Read more


Crime statistics: Comparative figures for the past ten years point to decline of police force

2021-11-19
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The constant upward curve in crime statistics, as perpetuated by the latest quarterly figures (July to September) that were released today, serves as sufficient proof that criminals are increasingly winning ground against law and order in South Africa.

However, it is only when a comparison is made ... Read more


Over-regulation of the private sector through the Employment Equity Amendment Bill will increase unemployment

2021-11-16
Heloïse Denner

It is a dark day for job creation and the private sector in South Africa's progress after the ANC steamrollered yet another ill-conceived and failed ideologically driven amendment bill through Parliament with its majority vote.

In the past, the FF Plus and other opposition parties were able to... Read more


Putting neighbouring countries’ power demands before South African interests, Affirmative Action and Black Economic Empowerment have brought Eskom to its knees

2021-11-09
Dr Pieter Groenewald

South Africa's power crisis is clearly the direct result of supplying power to neighbouring countries, like Zambia and Zimbabwe, at the expense of South Africa, corruption under the smokescreen of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and incompetent officials, appointed in accordance with the policy of ... Read more


2021 Local Government Elections: Growth of 242% secures FF Plus’s place among the Big Five in South Africa’s political landscape

2021-11-05
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The results of the 2021 Local Government Elections and the FF Plus's phenomenal growth of 242% undoubtedly secure the party's place among the Big Five role-players in the South African political landscape.

The outcome is not only a great victory for the FF Plus, but also for minorities from all... Read more


The Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill is detrimental to the industry and may result in job losses

2021-10-12
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill that was signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, is not well thought out and could deal the industry a severe blow. The amendments are based on unfounded information about, among other things, shares in the industry that are... Read more


Lesufi must first remove the racial-beam from his own eye before attacking the FF Plus about BEE

2021-10-12
Adv Anton Alberts

Panyaza Lesufi, the MEC for Education in Gauteng, must first remove the racial-beam from his own eye before attacking the FF Plus about the party's strong stance against Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).

If Lesufi really had to be honest about the ANC's economic policy in general, and in... Read more


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