Media Releases

Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Minister Motshekga owes country a public explanation

2020-01-28
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

According to media reports, the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, conceded that schools can decide whether and how they are going to present the scripted lesson plans for comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). This followed her engagement with education trade unions.

The FF Plus... Read more


Mkhize must explain process followed with appointment

2020-01-28
Philip van Staden

The FF Plus will request the Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, to provide more clarity about the appointment of his niece, Sibusisiwe Ngubane Zulu, as his new chief of staff.

Among other things, the FF Plus wants to know where the relevant position was advertised, how many candidates applied for... Read more


Foot-and-mouth disease spreads in Limpopo

2020-01-28
Marcelle Maritz

The FF Plus has noted with shock that the Department of Agriculture announced that the number of regions affected by foot-and-mouth disease in Limpopo have risen to 16.

In November last year, the FF Plus sent a letter to the MEC for Agriculture, Nanda Annah Ndalane, requesting an urgent meeting to ... Read more


Cullinan Combined School: Lesufi once again disregards rights of Afrikaans-speaking communities

2020-01-28
Adv Anton Alberts

It is clear that Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education, is continuing his assault on the Afrikaans-speaking community as he abolished Afrikaans at the Combined School in Cullinan.

According to the Gauteng Department of Education, the decision to do away with Afrikaans as medium of instruction... Read more


Schools and institutions that fail to ensure the safety of school children must be held accountable

2020-01-28
Me. Amanda de Lange

Schools and institutions that are supposed to ensure the safety of school children, but fail to do so must be held accountable.

Since the 2020 academic year commenced, various learners have passed away due to unnatural causes.

In the most recent incident, Laticia Jansen (15), a learner at the... Read more


Free tertiary education is unwise

2020-01-24
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

Even though the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, is bragging about the fact that free tertiary education is already a reality in South Africa, the FF Plus does not view this as wise.

At a briefing on his Department's state of readiness for the 2020 academic year, which took place... Read more


VF Plus sal besluit van ANC oor vergoeding met grondhervorming op elke wyse moontlik beveg

2020-01-23
Dr Pieter Groenewald

Die besluit wat geneem is op die onlangse ANC-lekgotla en wat verwelkom is deur president Cyril Ramaphosa dat vergoeding in gevalle van grondhervorming en onteiening sonder vergoeding deur die uitvoerende gesag bepaal moet word, is onaanvaarbaar en ongrondwetlik.

Die VF Plus sal dié besluit ... Read more


Suspensions: Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance acted outside of the scope of his authority

2020-01-23
Jaco Mulder

 

The Gauteng MEC for the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Lebogang Maile, has acted out of order by suspending the former Speaker of the Johannesburg Metro Council, Vasco da Gama, and the Speaker of the Tshwane Metro Council, Katlego Mathebe, for six... Read more


FF Plus requests investigation into the deaths of ten babies in Tembisa Hospital

2020-01-21
Me. Amanda de Lange

The FF Plus will ask the Gauteng MEC for Health, Dr Bandile Masuku, to urgently launch a thorough investigation into the deaths of ten babies in the Tembisa Hospital on the East Rand. The babies passed away between 1 November and 31 December 2019 after they contracted antibiotic-resistant bacterial ... Read more


Averted farm attack underlines importance of community safety structures

2020-01-21
Jan van Niekerk

The FF Plus commends the courage demonstrated by farmers and the community in Vredefort who committed themselves to the prevention of crime and who cooperated with the police to successfully avert a planned farm attack this past Sunday (19 January).

The intended attack on Pieter and Erna Rademan... Read more


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