Media Releases

Law on firearms control is still pending: FF Plus is keeping a close eye on the process

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The Firearms Control Draft Amendment Bill is still pending and the FF Plus expects that it will not be finalised before the end of this year, for several different reasons.

One of these reasons is the steady stream of objections in the form of petitions and submissions received from about 170 000... Read more

FF Plus requests intervention to prevent sewage dumping in White River Nature Reserve

Freddy Robertson

The FF Plus in the Mbombela Local Municipality (Mbombela/Nelspruit, Barberton, Hazyview, Kaapschehoop, Skukuza, White River) has approached the Green Scorpions of the Mpumalanga provincial Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs to investigate sewage dumping in the White River Nature... Read more

VF Plus in JB Marks maak kapsie teen verkiesing van hoofsweep in munisipale raad

Marlene Steyn Du Toit

Die VF Plus het gister tydens die eerste raadsitting van die pas verkose munisipale raad in die JB Marks-plaaslike munisipaliteit wat Potchefstroom en Ventersdorp bedien, ʼn mosie ingedien om weg te doen met die verkiesing van ʼn hoofsweep in die raad.

Die amp van hoofsweep in die munisipaliteit het ... Read more

Neglecting South Africa’s capacity to store and refine crude oil could force country to take a new direction

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

A report by the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, based on a recent oversight visit to the crude oil storage facilities in Saldanha Bay and Milnerton, was debated in the National Assembly yesterday. The FF Plus stated that the serious neglect of these facilities... Read more

Onslaught against André de Ruyter: The danger of trying to save the sinking “Titanic”

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Suppose a new helmsman took charge of steering the Titanic after it had crashed into the iceberg – who would be to blame for the disaster? Would one be justified in criticising the new helmsman for not knowing enough about sailing?

Questions like these inadvertently arise when influential... Read more

Crime statistics: Comparative figures for the past ten years point to decline of police force

Dr Pieter Groenewald

The constant upward curve in crime statistics, as perpetuated by the latest quarterly figures (July to September) that were released today, serves as sufficient proof that criminals are increasingly winning ground against law and order in South Africa.

However, it is only when a comparison is made ... Read more

Police in Gauteng apprehend blue-light robber, but needs to work much harder to combat crime

Kobus Hoffman

The FF Plus in Gauteng has taken note of the arrests of more than 50 suspects since March, who among other things disguised themselves as police officers and who were in possession of unlicensed firearms and police uniforms.

Many of these suspects are reportedly also implicated in carjackings.

As ... Read more

Bloemwater dreig weer om krane toe te draai weens agterstallige skuld

Dr. Elizabeth Snyman-van Deventer

Bloemwater se dreigement om watertoevoer vir die Manguang-metro tot slegs 30% te verminder totdat betaling van die metro (Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Thaba Nchu, Dewetsdorp, Wepener, Van Stadensrus en Soutpan) ontvang is, is onaanvaarbaar.

Dit is ook onaanvaarbaar dat die twis tussen Bloemwater en... Read more

South Africa’s energy mix: Long term consequences must be used to determine how available resources measure up against each other

Dr. Wynand Boshoff

The FF Plus has kept a close eye on the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. What was of particular interest is the divergent responses from government circles to the offer made by prosperous countries to negotiate approximately R106 billion for a "fair transition" to a... Read more

VF Plus-jeug in Gauteng verwelkom postume Orde van Mendi-toekenning aan Roydon Olckers

Morné Erasmus

Die VF Plus-jeug in Gauteng verwelkom die postume toekenning van die presidensiële Orde van Mendi aan Roydon Olckers.

Roydon, met sy dood ʼn graad 12-leerder aan die Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark, het met die brugtragedie in 2019 by die skool, twee mede-leerders van ʼn gewisse dood... Read more

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