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Mpumalanga-regering het nie erns om geweld in Middelburg werklik te bestry

Johnathan Haarhoff

Gewelddadige betogings is steeds aan die orde van die dag in die Steve Tshwete-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Hendrina, Middelburg, Pullens Hope, Rietkuil) terwyl die regering van Mpumalanga hom daarteen blind staar.

Ten spyte van vele vrugtelose versoeke van die VF Plus aan die regering om in te gryp, ... Read more

Mass poisoning of vultures in the Kruger National Park: FF Plus demands urgent interventio

Werner Weber

On Thursday, the FF Plus tabled a proposal in the Provincial Legislature with a request to urgently address any vulture threats in the Kruger National Park and surrounding nature reserves in the Bosbokrand Local Municipality.

More than a hundred vultures and a hyena died last week after they ate a ... Read more

Yet another business in Emfuleni to close it doors due to municipal issues

Gerda Senekal

The Emfuleni Local Municipality's exorbitant tariff hikes, power outages, load shedding, sewage dumping and unresolved complaints have resulted in yet another local business closing its doors.

Approximately 169 staff members of an engineering firm will be retrenched in the process. They will then... Read more

Foot-and-mouth disease: Farmers are being punished while senseless regulations and criminals continue to spread the virus

Tammy Breedt

The second large outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease within just four months proves that the government is not serious about combating the disease, and is in fact facilitating the spread of it with senseless regulations.

The three-week ban on the transport of cattle that the Minister of... Read more

Fred Norman Secondary School: Lesufi demonstrates his racial prejudice with silence regarding black on coloured racism

Adv Anton Alberts

The Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi's silence on the racist treatment of a coloured parent by a black teacher at the Fred Norman Secondary School clearly demonstrates his prejudice.

If a white, Afrikaans teacher had been the alleged offender, Lesufi would have wasted no time in contacting ... Read more

Yet another rural attack at Modimolle: Vigilance is vital

Marcelle Maritz

The recent incident at Cyferfontein just outside Nylstroom (Modimolle-Mookgophong Local Municipality) is the latest in a series of attacks that occurred in the area over the past few years.

It once again highlights the importance of rural communities being vigilant at all times and joining local... Read more

Mogalakwena corrupt: FF Plus in Limpopo welcomes steps taken against ANC heavy weight in Provincial Legislature

Marcelle Maritz

The FF Plus in Limpopo welcomes the steps taken by the Provincial Legislature against the former Waterberg District Secretary (ANC), Tolly Mashamaite, who is facing criminal charges for alleged corruption and fraud at the Mogalakwena Local Municipality (Mokopane/Potgietersrus).

After six years of... Read more

Burgemeester leef in droomwêreld: Totstandkoming van ʼn metro nie moontlik vir Polokwane

Susan Clarke

Die moontlikheid om die Polokwane-plaaslike munisipaliteit (Pietersburg) in ʼn metro te omskep, is nie net onrealisties nie, maar onwenslik.

Die uitvoerdende burgemeester van die Polokwane-munisipaliteit, mnr. John Mpe, het onlangs in ʼn media-onderhoud gepraat oor stappe wat dié... Read more

FF Plus – shock and compassion after farm murder in Northern Cape

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The murder of an elderly woman and the serious assault of her husband on a farm near Olifantshoek in the Northern Cape have sent shock waves through the seemingly peaceful province.

The farm is situated about 15km outside the town on the N14 main route.

The FF Plus expresses its deepest... Read more

Ramaphosa’s promises for Emfuleni are not received well

Gerda Senekal

At the moment, President Cyril Ramaphosa's plan to build a city on the banks of the Vaal River seems ludicrous, because the dumping of sewage into the River first needs to be stopped.

The river pump station has been out of order for three years and no attempts have been made to repair it.

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