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Mpumalanga’s Health Department must take action in the wake of measles outbreak

Werner Weber

The FF Plus is concerned that the Department of Health in Mpumalanga is not doing enough to curb the spread of measles among the people of the province.

During a Provincial Legislature session in December last year, the FF Plus emphasised the urgency of a vaccination campaign.

The National... Read more

FF Plus proud of Limpopo matrics and wishes them the best for the future

Marcelle Maritz

The FF Plus herewith congratulates Limpopo's matric class of 2022 with their pass rate of 72,1% and wishes them all the best for the future ahead.

After many hours in front of their books, the matrics' hard work has paid off.

The province's pass rate has grown with 5,3% since 2021.

In 2021, the... Read more

Sinkhole on N12 repaired after seven years of perseverance

Michal Groenewald

The FF Plus welcomes the fact that repairs to the sinkhole on the N12 highway near Stilfontein in the North West will start soon.

The contractor, Ultimate Dynamic Stilfontein, informed the FF Plus that the contractual processes have been finalised and that the company has been awarded the... Read more

Load shedding: A food crisis in the making, thanks to the ANC government

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Everyone is familiar with the short-term consequences of load shedding: Lower industrial productivity, personal inconvenience and municipal water shortages are the most obvious.

Record-high food prices and even food shortages are, however, other possible consequences in the future.

In the 80s ... Read more

Matrics 2022: Congratulations to matriculants and schools that performed well despite difficult circumstances

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

An overwhelming majority of South African matriculants are enrolled in public schools and will receive their final results tomorrow.

It is a significant milestone that most learners look forward to from Grade 1.

It is an honour for the FF Plus to heartily congratulate all the successful... Read more

FF Plus congratulates Independent Examinations Board (including BCVO) and SACAI with their good results – holding its breath for departmental results

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The South African educational landscape comprises three institutions that assess exams for the National Senior Certificate: The Department of Basic Education by means of nine provincial departments, the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which serves independent schools, and the South... Read more

Dlamini-Zuma admits there is a shocking lack of expertise in municipalities

Michal Groenewald

There are only 168 properly accredited engineers appointed at municipalities countrywide. That number represents about 19% out of a total of 1 026 individuals appointed in engineer posts.

This is evident from the reply by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA),... Read more

FF Plus welcomes arrest of suspect after farm murder in Mpumalanga

Werner Weber

The FF Plus in Mpumalanga welcomes yesterday's arrest of a suspect for their alleged involvement in a farm murder earlier this week.

Johan Nortje (66) was killed and his wife (56) assaulted in a farm attack on their farm Wilgekraal in Badfontein, in the Thaba Chweu Local Municipality.

The... Read more

Annual placements problems experienced by learners in Gauteng the result of ANC government’s failure to build enough schools

Adv Anton Alberts

The blame for the annual placement problems experienced by learners in Gauteng can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the ANC government, which is failing to build enough schools.

Every year it is a struggle to place all learners and increasing pressure is put on Afrikaans schools, in... Read more

Cancellation of power debt reinforces culture of non-payment, exacerbates power crisis and contributes to exorbitant hikes in power prices

Wouter Wessels

It is unacceptable and unsettling that President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to seriously consider writing off overdue electricity bills in Soweto.

Such actions reinforce the culture of non-payment for electricity and directly contribute to exorbitant hikes in the power price, like the 18,65% that NERSA ... Read more

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