Media Releases

FF Plus welcomes higher conviction rate for sexual offenders in Mpumalanga

Mnr. Werner Weber

The FF Plus welcomes the improvement in the conviction rate for sexual offenders in Mpumalanga. In the last financial year, 381 individuals appeared before the local courts on charges of sexual offences, 309 of them were convicted and 72 were acquitted.

Mpumalanga currently has a 6% improvement in ... Read more

FF Plus makes guiding statements about modern social problems

Danie Coetzee

(Debates in Northern Cape Legislature)

The Northern Cape Legislature yesterday debated two of South Africa's most pressing social problems, namely HIV Aids and violence against women and children. The FF Plus stated its view unequivocally: Ordinary people can and must put an end to the destructive ... Read more

Dawid Kruiper-munisipaliteit se besluit om eertydse spog-oord buite Upington te verkoop, nóg ‘n teken van ANC se swak munisipale bestuur

Die Redaksie

Die VF Plus vind dit teleurstellend dat Die Eiland-oord wat vir jare 'n bekende landmerk net buite Upington was, deur die Dawid Kruiper-plaaslike munisipaliteit verkoop gaan word weens aanhoudende vandalisme.

Mense van oraloor kon Die Eiland se groen grasperke, kampterrein, chalets en ander... Read more

Mangaung én Centlec moet verantwoordelikheid neem vir straatligte

Adriaan de Bruyn

Die stadige tempo waarteen straatligte herstel en in stand gehou word in die Mangaung-metro munisipaliteit (Bloemfontein, Dewetsdorp, Soutpan, Van Stadensrus, Wepener), hou veiligheidsrisiko’s vir inwoners in.

Talle straatligte is buite werking, sommige veroorsaak kragonderbrekings en... Read more

Zondo is sending the right message with decision to prosecute Myeni

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus supports the decision of Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to have Dudu Myeni, former SAA chairperson, criminally prosecuted.

This follows shortly after his decision to also have former President Jacob Zuma prosecuted.

It is important that Judge Zondo takes strict action against... Read more

Construction company disappears with R21 million of road-rehabilitation funds in Mpumalanga – MEC must provide answers

Mnr. Werner Weber

During an oversight visit of the Mpumalanga Legislature's Portfolio Committee on Public Works, Roads and Transport to the Nkomazi region, it came to light that the tender for rehabilitating the D2950 road between Mtata and Mananga was awarded to a contractor who had been paid more than R21 million, ... Read more

FF Plus welcomes acquittal of Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte by the Court of Appeal

Fanie du Toit

The FF Plus welcomes today's finding of the Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein that Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte are not guilty of murder.

This case was shrouded in controversy right from the start because the state initially submitted insufficient evidence to the court.

The state's main... Read more

Government must do more to ensure wellbeing of healthcare workers

Philip van Staden

The FF Plus is warning the South African government that it must urgently start doing more to look after the wellbeing of the country's healthcare workers.

It is a crying shame that these soldiers who find themselves in the frontlines in the fight against Covid-19 do not have adequate protective... Read more

Maluti-a-Phofung: Deputy president admits that intervention failed

Heloïse Denner

During today's question-and-answer session in Parliament the Deputy president, David Mabuza, admitted that the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality (Harrismith, Kestell, Phuthaditjhaba) was removed from Section-139 administration too soon, which serves as proof that the Free State government has... Read more

Poor financial management and lack of oversight are the reasons why Gauteng municipalities are failing

Me. Amanda de Lange

The dysfunctionality and miserable failure of municipalities in Gauteng are a direct result of the fact that senior ANC managers and political leaders are not held accountable for poor financial decision making.

Residents are becoming more and more unhappy about empty political promises and the... Read more

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