Media Releases

Polokwane: Strewe na metrostatus onrealisties en mors van tyd

Susan Clarke

Die onrealistiese strewe na metrostatus vir die Polokwane-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Pietersburg) is ’n mors van tyd.

Die uitvoerende burgemeester van dié munisipaliteit, mnr. John Mpe, het onlangs in verskeie openbare vergaderings gepraat oor stappe wat dié munisipaliteit... Read more

Senior public officials’ qualifications to be investigated after pressure from FF Plus

Armand Cloete

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed that it will, on request of the FF Plus, launch an investigation into the qualifications of senior managers in Free State government departments.

In terms of Section 196 of the Constitution, the PSC is mandated to investigate and evaluate all... Read more

Antonnette Botha-Braillemuseum gepaste wyse om haar te gedenk vir bydrae tot blinde Afrikaanse gemeenskap

Jennifer Glover

Die VF Plus het die afgelope week op uitnodiging van “Blind SA” die opening van die Antonnette Botha-Braillemuseum by “Blind SA” se kantoor in Alberton bygewoon.

Die party is baie trots en opgewonde dat me. Botha se werk op hierdie wyse vereer word en dat haar bydrae tot... Read more

Gender inclusion: Department of Basic Education follows a controversial approach

Dr. Wynand Boshoff


A drawn-out process of written questions and follow-up questions to the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has finally painted somewhat of a picture of the Department's plans with "Sexual orientation, Gender identity, Gender expression and Sex characteristics" (or SOGIESC for... Read more

FF Plus warns Lesufi to enjoy his premiership, while it lasts

Adv Anton Alberts

During a debate today in the Gauteng Legislature on the annual report of the Office of the Premier, the FF Plus warned the Premier, Panyaza Lesufi, to enjoy his time as premier, while it lasts.

His term will come to an end with the national and provincial elections in 2024.

In the FF Plus's view, ... Read more

FF Plus wants to know why Gauteng Department of Education is concealing independent investigation report on “racial incident” at Jan Viljoen High School

Adv Anton Alberts

The FF Plus wants to know why the Gauteng Department of Education is concealing an independent investigation report on a so-called "racial incident" at Jan Viljoen High School.

The party today requested the new MEC for Education, Mr MK Chiloane, to look into the matter.

Chiloane did not respond,... Read more

New wave of name changes to UFS residences: Transformation is a one-way street

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Former Kovsies were shocked to learn this morning that even more residences on campus are getting new names.

This is after a previous wave of name changes was meant to create the goodwill necessary for different cultures to share the campus in harmony.

The University of the Orange Free State has... Read more

Burgemeester van Dr. Kenneth Kaunda-distriksmunisipaliteit se beweerde kru taal skok

Hendrik Jordaan

Die voorval waar die ANC-burgemeester van die Dr. Kenneth Kaunda-distriksmunisipaliteit, me. Nikiwe Num, in Julie vanjaar glo in kru taal teen senior bestuurders van die munisipaliteit uitgevaar het, is skokkend.

Daar word beweer dat Num tydens ʼn vergadering met die munisipale bestuurspan... Read more

NMBM’s disaster management plans must be revised

Bill Harington

During a Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Council's (NMBM) Strategic Planning Committee meeting, the FF Plus requested that the Mayor, Retief Odendaal, must urgently revise the Metro's disaster management plans to more effectively fight fires, like the ones currently raging in the area.

Over the past few... Read more

Bailiff seizes all Emfuleni’s vehicles

Gerda Senekal

Today, Eskom seized, for the fourth time since 2015, all the vehicles of the Emfuleni Local Municipality (Evaton, Sebokeng, Vaal Oewer, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging).

The step is in execution of an attachment order granted by the Gauteng High Court in October this year authorising Eskom to seize... Read more

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