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Emfuleni does not value service delivery – instead, it appoints 19 senior researchers at R15 million per year

2022-02-27
Gerda Senekal

This year, taxpayers residing in the Emfuleni Local Municipality will be under even more pressure due to the ANC government's decision to appoint 19 senior researchers and support staff at an amount of R15,1 million per year.

This step by the ANC government proves that it is not at all concerned... Read more


NERSA’s proposed tariff structure: Imposing tariffs that reflect time of use is a better option

2022-01-26
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The outcome of a document in which the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) proposes a new methodology for calculating power tariffs may be that consumers with self-generation capacity will pay much more for their power.

Although the reasoning behind NERSA's proposal is sound, it may... Read more


FF Plus requests report on housing crisis in Gauteng

2022-01-26
Me. Amanda de Lange

The FF Plus has asked the chairperson of the Gauteng Legislature's Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Machwene Semenya, to report on the housing crisis in Gauteng.

This Committee together with Members of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is currently conducting oversight visits to... Read more


Seismic surveys for natural gas: Green hydrogen is a better long-term option

2022-01-25
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The very same reasons that motivated the High Court in Makanda to order that seismic surveys on the Eastern Cape coast must be stopped are applicable in the latest fight against such surveys on the Western and Northern Cape coast. Ultimately, green hydrogen remains the best option for future power... Read more


SIU report on Covid fraud seems to be only the tip of the iceberg

2022-01-25
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), which indicates that there were irregularities with approximately two thirds of the 4 549 finalised cases that have been investigated by the Unit, may possibly be just the tip of the iceberg of extensive fraud.

The SIU investigated 5 467 cases of ... Read more


Minister must play open cards about fire at Waterkloof

2022-01-24
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The Minister of Defence, Thandi Modise, must play open cards with the public regarding the cause of the fire that broke out at the Waterkloof Air Force Base's fuel depot.

If the fire ignited spontaneously, it means that certain safety measures were not in place or adhered to. These measures are... Read more


Kemptonpark weer sonder krag weens verouderde kragnetwerk

2022-01-24
Jean Kriek

Die nalatenskap van die ANC-regering in die Ekurhuleni-metro skep wesenlike probleme vir die nuwe koalisieregering wat feitlik permanent met infrastruktuurprobleme worstel en inwoners gefrustreerd laat.

Talle gebiede in Kemptonpark is sedert Vrydag sonder krag weens ʼn fout aan die 66KV-netwerk... Read more


Johannesburgse koalisieregering doen voorlegging aan Nersa teen Eskom se 20,5%-tariefverhoging

2022-01-21
Mnr. Franco de Lange

Die Johannesburgse koalisieregering, waarvan die VF Plus deel is, is gekant teen Eskom se voorgestelde tariefverhoging van 20,5% en doen daarom vandag ʼn voorlegging in dié verband aan Nersa.

Die koalisieregering glo die verhoging is onrealisties in die huidige ekonomiese omstandighede en... Read more


National Nuclear Regulator: Why is watchdog being removed?

2022-01-21
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

This week's dismissal of a National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) board member, Mr Peter Becker, by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, is still having repercussions and raised the question of why the Minister decided to remove the public's watchdog?

In a letter to Becker's... Read more


FF Plus gives Matjhabeng ultimatum regarding mayoral chain

2022-01-20
Armand Cloete

The FF Plus has given the Matjhabeng Local Municipality (Allanridge, Hennenman, Odendaalsrus, Ventersburg, Virginia, Welkom) an ultimatum demanding feedback on the missing mayoral chain within seven days.

The Municipality has not given any indication of where the chain may be.

It is not clear... Read more


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