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Economy cannot grow under ANC’s fiscal pyramid scheme

2021-03-11
Die Redaksie

It is quite understandable that grading agencies are sceptical about the fiscal targets set by Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, in his budget.

 

A fiscal framework that sets the right targets to stabilise South Africa's government debt must be based on a sustainable increase in the tax... Read more


And so the country’s infrastructure collapses

2021-03-11
Die Redaksie

The country's infrastructure is falling apart due to inadequate or no maintenance. Less than half of the country's municipalities have some kind of plan to maintain their infrastructure.

This is evident from answers provided by Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance... Read more


Staat se intelligensie- en veiligheidsgemeenskap misbruik geheimhouding om verantwoording te ontduik

2021-03-11
Die Redaksie

" ‘n Wesenlike probleem met die staat se intelligensie- en veiligheidsgemeenskappe is dat vertroulikheid misbruik word om parlementêre oorsig en verantwoording te ontduik en moontlik ook misdaad te verdoesel," sê dr. Pieter Groenewald, leier van die VF Plus.

"Dit gebeur gereeld... Read more


Implikasies van privatisering van Eskom vir energiesekerheid – VF Plus kan nie wag nie

2021-03-11
Die Redaksie

Debat in parlement aangevra deur die EFF oor implikasies van privatisering vir Eskom en energie-sekerheid

"Die gesprek oor die privatisering van staatsondernemings is 'n algemene debatspunt vir ekonomiese teoretici, maar ook 'n warm gesprekspunt in spesifieke omgewings - byvoorbeeld waar dit oor... Read more


AstraZeneca: Mkhize moet sê waarom Suid-Afrika nog nie ontslae is van die entstof nie en waarom WGO nog verdere dosisse wil lewer

2021-03-11
Die Redaksie

"Die VF Plus dring daarop aan dat die minister van gesondheid, Zweli Mkhize, oop kaarte moet speel met die mense van Suid-Afrika oor die 1 miljoen dosisse AstraZeneca-entstof wat die regering aangekoop het," sê Philip van Staden, VF Plus-LP en hoofwoordvoerder van gesondheid.

"Hy moet... Read more


Police service – utterly unable to test a single DNA sample – is committing treason against the people of South Africa

2021-03-10
Die Redaksie

The admission by the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, that there are at present no chemicals available to test DNA samples in any of the police laboratories across the country comes down to treason against the people of South Africa.

The Minister's nonchalant statement that he "accidentally" found... Read more


Trampling of language rights at US equates to trampling of human rights

2021-03-08
Die Redaksie

The University of Stellenbosch (US) must explain why it is allowing the language rights of certain Afrikaans-speaking students in hostels to be blatantly trampled on as, according to reports, they are being forced to only speak English.

Students residing in some of the female hostels were... Read more


Issues in education broad to a head: Society becoming more and more polarised

2021-03-08
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The unrest experienced in various educational environments over the past few weeks points to an underlying tension and even polarisation in our South African society.

Tensions are running high in various places across the country where parents are unhappy with their children's placements. At... Read more


Education is not about figures only, but about people who want to be taught and who want to learn

2021-03-04
Die Redaksie

In analysing the matric pass rate, many commentators tend to consider only the figures. And in the process, they make the same mistake that is so often made in schools, namely, they fail to consider the educational reality behind those figures.

In schools there is a growing tendency to focus so... Read more


Kubaanse dokters: Eer eers Suid-Afrika se eie mediese helde

2021-03-04
Die Redaksie

"Suid-Afrikaners en veral die land se gesondheidswerkers, sluk swaar aan president Cyril Ramaphosa se aankondiging dat die Kubaanse mediese werkers met die Nobelprys vereer moet word vir hul plaaslike werk in die stryd teen Covid-19," sê Philip van Staden, VF Plus-LP en hoofwoordvoerder van... Read more


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