Media Releases

Lesufi relaxes regulations for distributing food after FF Plus request

2020-05-29
Adv Anton Alberts

The acting Gauteng MEC for Social Development, Panyaza Lesufi, had no other choice but to grant the FF Plus's request to repeal the Department's regulations for the distribution of food in the province.

Two weeks ago, the party asked Lesufi to allow NGOs to supply food to the needy. It is inhumane ... Read more


Pensioners of the Government Employee Pension Fund are having a ‘Transnet moment’ and they must oppose it with all their might: Public Investment Corporation’s reckless idea to save Eskom by converting debt to equity

2020-05-29
Adv Anton Alberts

The proposal that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) made to the government to convert Eskom bonds to equity is extremely reckless and could result in a storm of litigation. The PIC invested in these bonds on behalf of the Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF).

The reckless manner in which... Read more


FF Plus welcomes Minister of Social Development’s clarification of uncertainties regarding the distribution of food parcels

2020-05-29
Tammy Breedt

After weeks of uncertainty, the FF Plus welcomes the categoric assurance provided by the Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, that no non-profit or community organisations may be prevented from distributing food parcels among those in need.

The Minister provided this assurance after her... Read more


Chaos erupts in Matlosana about exorbitant guest house accommodation of ANC councillors

2020-05-28
Fanie Kloppers

Chaos erupted yesterday during a council meeting of the Matlosana Local Municipality (Hartbeesfontein, Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein) after the FF Plus caucus demanded that the exorbitant accommodation of six ANC councillors at an expensive, luxurious guest house in Stilfontein, paid for by the... Read more


Free State increasingly loosing financial footing due to poor management

2020-05-28
Dévar Smit

In the context of the Free State’s dire economic circumstances, it is unacceptable that the province is forfeiting even more funds due to the provincial government's lack of planning and financial management.

The allocation of funds to the Free State in terms of the Division of Revenue Act... Read more


JB Marks-munisipale raad oortree munisipale direktiewe met onwettige raadsvergadering

2020-05-28
Marlene Steyn Du Toit

Die JB Marks-munisipale raad het op 26 Mei 2020 ‘n onwettige raadsvergadering gehou nieteenstaande besware van die VF Plus-koukus dat die munisipale direktiewe van die Nasionale Rampbestuurswet sodoende oortree word.

Belangrike besluite is tydens die vergadering geneem, soos die begroting en ... Read more


Level Three Regulations: Lack of clarity will once again cause problems

2020-05-28
Dr Pieter Groenewald

 

Just like before, there are still many questions and uncertainties regarding the finer details of the Level Three lockdown regulations and there are still numerous restrictions that simply seem irrational, like the ban on businesses such as hair salons and the continued restrictions on... Read more


FF Plus: Health Minister is not interested in the facts about smoking and Covid-19

2020-05-27
Armand Cloete

Neither the matter of personal choice nor the matter of scientific evidence around smoking and Covid-19 appeared to be of any interest to the Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize.

During a virtual meeting of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Armand Cloete, FF Plus MP, asked the Minister to... Read more


Minister answers evasively about municipalities that wrongfully issue permits

2020-05-27
Mnr. Michal Groenewald

During a semi-virtual Parliamentary session, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, responded with an evasive answer to a question about the uncertainties created by various municipalities that are wrongfully issuing permits to business... Read more


Gauteng MEC for Economic Development must explain aid policy to business enterprises

2020-05-26
Kobus Hoffman

The evasive answer provided by the Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Morakane Mosupyoe, in response to a question on race-based financial aid to business enterprises is a cause for concern.

During a virtual session of the Portfolio Committee, Mosupyoe was asked to explain why Premier David... Read more


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