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Lockdown Level 3 as from 1 June: Unlocking of economy is tardy

2020-05-24
Die Redaksie

The unlocking of South Africa's economy is happening at too slow a pace to prevent serious long-term damage, particularly in light of the fact that President Cyril Ramaphosa once again reiterated this evening that the lockdown has served its purpose.

Business enterprises could have resumed their... Read more


While police claim compliance with the law, there are further acts of police brutality

2020-05-23
Die Redaksie

While the Deputy Police Minister, Cassel Mathale, was assuring Parliament’s Police Committee that the police and the defence force had complied with the damning court ruling in the Collins Khoza case, Dr Pieter Groenewald, leader of the FF Plus, accused security forces of yet another incident ... Read more


Minister of Trade and Industry must be more accountable

2020-05-22
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus demands that the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, must be held more accountable by appearing before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on a regular basis. The Minister has appeared before the Committee only once since the lockdown... Read more


Fast deteriorating social situation in South Africa is starting to take on catastrophic proportions

2020-05-21
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus is concerned about the socio-economic situation in South Africa, which is deteriorating fast. The negative impact that the Covid-19 lockdown has had on communities is starting to take on catastrophic proportions.

The Covid-19 regulations, as well as the deviant and sometimes downright... Read more


Gauteng Department of Education undertakes to open up Covid-19 safety protocol for public participation

2020-05-21
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus was successful in its request to the Gauteng Department of Education to open up the proposed Covid-19 safety protocol, for the re-opening of schools on the 1st of June, for public participation.

The FF Plus made the request earlier today during the virtual Education Committee meeting... Read more


Corruption-epidemic in South Africa is what must be combated now

2020-05-20
Die Redaksie

More and more shocking allegations of extensive corruption under the guise of the Covid-19 pandemic have come to the attention of the FF Plus and the party is seriously concerned about the looting of the disaster fund and the state coffers, which could easily and very soon become an even greater... Read more


By overregulating food aid organisations, ANC takes a page from Stalin’s Holodomor-book on starving the population

2020-05-19
Die Redaksie

The ANC's overregulation of food aid in a country where more than a third of its population was already unemployed even before the lockdown regulations severely damaged the economy is conquering up ghostly images of Stalin's starvation of the Ukraine population between 1932 and 1933, which lead to... Read more


Assess new monopolies carefully

2020-05-19
Die Redaksie

Today during a meeting of the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition, the FF Plus requested the Competition Council to carefully asses and keep a close eye on the formation of new monopolies in South African trade and industry so as to prevent further job losses.

The... Read more


FF Plus concerned about ineffective Covid-19 screening process

2020-05-19
Die Redaksie

The FF Plus is concerned about the Covid-19 screening process currently being carried out in communities. The most effective way to combat the Covid-19 pandemic is by means of accurate screening, testing, tracking, tracing and isolation.

It, however, appears that field workers are not performing... Read more


Re-opening of schools: Independent education can help to relieve the burden on public education

2020-05-19
Die Redaksie

The most appropriate form of education in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic lies in the hands of parents themselves. The Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Ms Makgabo Mhaule, confirmed on Tuesday evening that children will not be forced to return to schools when these institutions re-open for... Read more


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