Media Releases

Solar and hydrogen could drive Northern Cape economy – but only in the absence of corruption and policy excluding certain people

Danie Coetzee

(Debate on the Northern Cape State of the Province Address)

The Northern Cape has the potential to develop from being a marginal economic area in South Africa to a flourishing province with a positive influence that transcends provincial borders. The abundance of renewable energy could drive this... Read more

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

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

(Debate in Parliament on 2021 matric pass rate)

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... Read more

Free State: The epicentre of ANC failure

Armand Cloete

(Debate on the Free State State of the Province Address)

The Free State is the epicentre of cadre corruption, it is prevalent in every municipality and provincial department and seriously hampers service delivery.

The Premier's plan to establish task teams to combat corruption in Free State... Read more

Cuban doctors: Pay tribute to South Africa’s own medical heroes first

Philip van Staden

(Debate in Parliament on Cuban doctors’ role in the fight against Covid-19 in South Africa)

South Africans, and the country's healthcare workers in particular, find it hard to accept President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the Cuban medical workers must be awarded the Nobel Prize for... Read more

Failed local government the biggest reason for South Africa’s sinking economic ship

Mnr. Michal Groenewald

(Parliamentary debate on the role of local government in stimulating local economic growth)

The failure of local government in South Africa is one of the biggest reasons for the country's sinking economic ship. The country was already in a recession and unemployment was already a crisis even... Read more

Farm attack shows that rural safety is not a priority in the Eastern Cape

Mnr. Piet Mey

The blame for farm attacks, like the one that occurred early this morning on the farm Steenbokvlakte near Kirkwood in the Eastern Cape, must be laid at the door of the ANC government seeing as this kind of crime can be prevented to a large extent if specialist units against farm attacks are... Read more

ANC is willing to let people suffer needlessly in the name of transformation

Theo Coetzee

(Debate on the Eastern Cape State of the Province Address)

Changing the names of towns, cities and airports in the Eastern Cape, like Port Elizabeth, Maclear and Uitenhage, serves as clear proof that the ANC considers cheap politicking and its failed ideology more important than the financial... Read more

VF Plus keer ANC-poging om aansuiweringsbegroting van JB Marks onreëlmatig goed te keur

Marlene Steyn Du Toit

Die VF Plus het vandag tydens ‘n spesiale raadsitting van die JB Marks-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Potchefstroom en Ventersdorp), vir ‘n deurbraak gesorg deur te verhinder dat die ANC die aansuiweringsbegroting van dié munisipaliteit op ‘n onreëlmatige wyse deur die raad ... Read more

Rooi ligte flikker na skielike bedanking van Johannesburgse stadsbestuurder

Mnr. Franco de Lange

Die onverwagse bedanking van Johannesburg se stadsbestuurder, dr. Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni, kort voor die plaaslike regeringsverkiesing, laat die rooi ligte flikker.

Dr. Lukhwareni is aangestel in die tydperk toe ‘n koalisieregering Johannesburg bestuur het nadat die vorige stadsbestuurder,... Read more

New amnesty period for firearms owners on the cards

Dr Pieter Groenewald

There is possibly some good news for firearm owners whose licences have expired. In response to a parliamentary question to the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, about whether he would consider granting a further amnesty period for turning in firearms, the Minister said that such a request is... Read more

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