Media Releases

Moody’s: Downgrade has been on the cards for a long time due to ANC policy and mismanagement of fiscus

Wouter Wessels

Moody's downgrading of South Africa to junk status could not have come at a worse time, but it was to be expected due to the ANC government's mismanagement of the fiscus and the lack of fiscal discipline underlying its destructive economic policy.

The government allowed public enterprises to be... Read more

National lockdown: Ambiguity of regulations creates confusion and conflict

Dr Pieter Groenewald

There are still numerous uncertainties about certain aspects of the regulations put forth to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the FF Plus will help to obtain more clarity in this regard. There are many grey areas in the regulations that allow for different interpretations.

The regulations... Read more

Farmer from Lothair in Mpumalanga survives second farm attack

Mnr. Werner Weber

An elderly farmer from Mpumalanga was recently attacked and seriously injured on his farm for the second time. The FF Plus is calling on all farmers in the province and elsewhere not to relax their vigilance during the 21-day lockdown period.

Mr Jan Randall (75), a well-known and respected cattle... Read more

Municipalities’ responsibilities during the national lockdown

Mnr. Michal Groenewald

The national Department of Cooperative Governance issued a document on the duties that municipalities will fulfil and the delivery of essential services during the national lockdown. The FF Plus wants to share this important information with the public.

Municipal services deemed essential are... Read more

Suspend the collection of mining royalties and carbon tax until crisis is over – FF Plus request to help

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The measures that the Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs, Mr Gwede Mantashe, announced for the impending corona lockdown are sensible for the most part. Mining activities are not being suspended, because certain plants can simply not be closed.

In addition, the supply of coal to power plants... Read more

TV classrooms – the technology already exists, but corona is forcing it into the mainstream

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The technology needed to offer school education through distance learning is already widely in use. Thus, the technology is available and has already been tested on a limited scale.

This is important seeing as the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams,... Read more

Corona: Uncertainty about regulations unacceptable and could cause unnecessary fear and panic

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The FF Plus welcomes the restriction of movement to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but the delay in the publication of the lockdown regulations is unacceptable and could lead to confusion and panic.

Absolute clarity in this regard must be provided; the people also need clarity about the... Read more

Nationwide restriction of movement may mean the end of some students’ academic year

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The restriction of movement in South Africa (lockdown) that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on the 23rd of March may possibly mean the end of numerous students' academic year. South African universities had a shaky start to the academic year as only eight out of the 26 universities nationwide... Read more

VF Plus vra polisie om meer polisie-helikopters beskikbaar te stel in die bekamping van misdaad

Kobus Hoffman

Die VF Plus gaan weer die Gautengse polisie versoek om toe te sien dat die polisie se lugvleuel ten volle funksioneer sodat dié afdeling ‘n ondersteuningsdiens met die bestryding van misdaad, veral transitorooftogte, kan lewer.

‘n Geldwa is vanoggend op die Ventersdorppad in... Read more

Total lockdown: Time has come to stand together in time of great crisis

Dr Pieter Groenewald

President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of a national lockdown, which will severely restrict the people of South Africa's freedom of movement, is a drastic step but the Covid-19 virus necessitates drastic steps to prevent the catastrophic spread of the disease.

The national defence force's... Read more

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