Media Releases

Government cannot be taken at its word when it says that it is serious about activism against violence against women and children

Tammy Breedt

(Debate in Parliament: 16 days of activism of no violence against women and children)

It is very difficult not to become cynical about the ANC government's supposed efforts to take decisive action against violence against women and children after years of empty promises, hollow words and plans... Read more

FF Plus asks North West Premier to urgently step in and address power problems in Kgetlengrivier and Rustenburg

De Wet Nel

The FF Plus today sent an official letter to the North West Premier, Bushy Maape, requesting him to urgently intervene in the ongoing power problems at the Local Municipalities of Kgetlengrivier (Koster, Derby, Swartruggens) and Rustenburg (Hartbeesfontein-A, Marikana, Phatsima, Rustenburg,... Read more

Mpumalanga government spends more than R300 million on projects that do not exist: FF Plus lodges complaint with PP

Werner Weber

The FF Plus in Mpumalanga lodged a complaint with the Public Protector (PP) after it came to light that the provincial Department of Arts, Culture and Sport has since 2011 spent more than R300 million on two projects in the province, while both sites procured for the projects are still completely... Read more

A toxic mix of factors, including rising unemployment and a lack of proper prioritising in local government, is causing the collapse of municipal service delivery

Mnr. Michal Groenewald

The government's lack of proper prioritising and focus on local government, as is evident in the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, along with the recent increase in the official unemployment rate contribute to a toxic mix of factors that could send municipal service delivery across the country... Read more

Mangaung-metro se paaie lewensgevaarlik vir motoriste

Dr. Elizabeth Snyman-van Deventer

Die VF Plus het in samewerking met inwoners van Bloemfontein ʼn omvattende verslag oor die toestand van paaie in die metro opgestel en aan die uitvoerende burgemeester, Mxolisi Siyonzana, en administrasie van die Mangaung-metro (Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Thaba Nchu, Dewetsdorp, Wepener, Van... Read more

ANC government once again breaks unemployment record

Heloïse Denner

The spike of 0,5% in South Africa's official unemployment rate since the second quarter of this year, which brings it to a new record-high level of 34,9%, should come as no surprise to the government.

The expanded unemployment rate currently stands at about 46,6%. This figure includes the people... Read more

Government’s priorities are all wrong when it comes to spending revenue and stimulating economic growth

Wouter Wessels

(Parliamentary debate: Division of Revenue Amendment Bill)

The Division of Revenue Amendment Bill reflects the government's misguided priorities, seeing as no economy can grow or flourish while local government is being destroyed as towns and cities do not have power or water and infrastructure is ... Read more

Derde plaasaanval in 24 uur in die Vrystaat

Jan van Niekerk

Drie plaasaanvalle binne 24 uur in die Vrystaat maak dit opnuut duidelik dat landelike beveiliging nie ʼn prioriteit vir die ANC-regering is nie.

In die jongste voorval is Christiaan van Tonder, ʼn jong boer van Lindley vermoor. Dit volg kort op ʼn aanval gisteraand op die Venter-gesin van Bothaville ... Read more

Higher rates and taxes will not bring about economy recovery

Wouter Wessels

(Parliamentary debate)

Higher rates and taxes will not bring about economic recovery in South Africa. The time has come for the government to realise that taxes must be earned, not just collected without consideration.

An example of where levying unreasonable taxes is counterproductive to growing ... Read more

Rooi ligte flikker vir demokrasie met ANC se ontwrigtende optrede met verkiesing van ampsdraers in munisipale rade

Me. Amanda de Lange

Die rooi ligte flikker vir die voortbestaan van demokrasie na die ontwrigtende optrede van ANC-raadslede met die verkiesing van opgewentelde raadslede uit plaaslike munisipaliteite na distriksmunisipaliteite en ander ampsdraers soos hoofswepe.

Chaos het verlede week uitgebreek by munisipale... Read more

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