Media Releases

Gradual re-opening of schools: School communities assuming responsibility are the real winners

2020-07-06
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The announcement by the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, that Grade 6 and 11 learners will return to school this week has once again focused the spotlight on inequality in the school system.

In this case, however, it has nothing to do with the different levels of prosperity, by the ... Read more


Administrators’ appointment of Tshwane city manager is unlawful

2020-07-06
Awie Erasmus

The administrators who are in control of the Tshwane Metro Council's goal to appoint a city manager by the end of this month is most probably unlawful.

The administrators, under the lead of Mpho Nawa, were appointed by the Gauteng provincial government.

The Constitution does not make provision... Read more


VF Plus stem teen tariefverhogings in JB Marks

2020-07-05
Pieter Steyn

Die VF Plus het ten tyde van ‘n raadsvergadering van die JB Marks-munisipaliteit (Potchefstroom, Ventersdorp) op 3 Julie 2020, sterk beswaar aangeteken teen tariefverhogings van tot 6% in die munisipaliteit.

Die VF Plus is die enigste party wat die verhogings teengestaan het. ‘n Groot... Read more


Farm murders: President must recognise gruesome reality and take action

2020-07-05
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The gruesome reality of farm murders has been denied and dismissed by the greater part of the South African society and the ANC government for long enough now – President Cyril Ramaphosa should have recognised it and done something about it a long time ago already.

In the most recent... Read more


VF Plus in Zeerust eis optrede teen “afwesige” munisipale bestuurder

2020-07-03
Karlien Venter

Die VF Plus in Zeerust het op 30 Junie 2020 'n formele versoek aan die speaker van die Ramotshere Moiloa-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Groot Marico, Zeerust) gerig vir 'n dringende ondersoek en gepaste dissiplinêre optrede teen die munisipale bestuurder, Ditshaba Makhate.

Hierdie stap volg op sy ... Read more


VF Plus ondersteun nie Mogale City se begroting nie

2020-07-03
Tjaart Steenkamp

Die VF Plus in Mogale City-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Tarlton, Muldersdrif) kan nie die finansiële begroting vir die 2020/2021-boekjaar steun nie aangesien die speaker, Noluthando Mongole, geen van die opposisiepartye ’n spreekbeurt gegun het nie en... Read more


Crime rate against women in Mpumalanga is five times higher than world average

2020-07-03
Mnr. Werner Weber

A rate of gender violence and femicide that is five times higher than the world average is a serious and extensive problem in Mpumalanga and has an extraordinary traumatic impact on women and children in the province.

It is indicative of a culture of violence and rape. A staggering 6,8% of the... Read more


Nala: VF Plus versoek provinsiale ingryping

2020-07-03
Desmond Reed

Die Nala-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Bothaville en Wesselsbron) se munisipale openbare rekeningekomitee funksioneer nie en die munisipaliteit se finansies is deurspek van onreëlmatighede tot nadeel van die inwoners.

Van die onreëlmatige uitgawes sluit in die vervoer- en verblyfkoste van... Read more


Fraud, errors and delays at UIF raise concerns

2020-07-03
Heloïse Denner

Delays with payments, alleged fraud, an inadequate system and technical errors at the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) are a cause for concern and result in various problems which means that employees' claims are not processed and paid in time.

The UIF appeared before the Portfolio Committee on... Read more


VF Plus versoek provinsiale ingryping by Lindley-stortingsterrein

2020-07-02
Heleen Muller

Dit het onder die VF Plus se aandag gekom dat vullis op die Lindley-vullisterrein verbrand word, wat 'n gesondheidsgevaar vir inwoners van die dorp inhou.

Die vullisterrein op Lindley in die Nketoana-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Arlington, Lindley, Petrus Steyn, Reitz) voldoen reeds nie aan wetlike... Read more


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