Media Releases

Mantashe is not the right minister to weather an energy crisis

2022-07-22
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

 


The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe, has proven that he is not the right minister to help South Africa weather the current energy crisis. So, his statement in the Mail & Guardian that Mr André de Ruyter is not the right person to fix Eskom would have... Read more


President Ramaphosa’s renewed call for Black Economic Empowerment points to lack of political capital

2022-07-21
Jaco Mulder

President Ramaphosa's renewed call for using Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) as a core mechanism for bringing about economic transformation lacks political capital and reinforces the blame-shifting politics that has become characteristic of a waning ANC government.

In opening the... Read more


Spesiale ondersoekeenheid ondersoek omstrede tenderproses in Midvaal

2022-07-21
Corrie Pypers

Die VF Plus verwelkom die opdrag van president Cyril Ramaphosa aan die spesiale ondersoekeenheid (SOE) om ‘n omstrede tenderproses in die Midvaal-plaaslike munisipaliteit (De Deur/Walkerville, Eikenhof, Meyerton, Vaal Marina) te ondersoek.

Die tenderproses handel oor die verkryging van... Read more


Cover-up of serious irregular expenditure in Matlosana continues

2022-07-20
Michal Groenewald

In June this year, the FF Plus sent an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to North West's provincial Treasury requesting a copy of the full forensic report on the Matlosana Local Municipality's (Klerksdorp, Stilfontein, Orkney and Hartbeesfontein) irregular... Read more


Fighting ANC factions plunge Ditsobotla into anarchy

2022-07-20
Fanie du Toit

The FF Plus condemns the ongoing disruption and violence affecting Lichtenburg residents since Monday after fighting ANC factions plunged the town into sheer chaos.

The ANC's political infighting in the Ditsobotla Local Municipality (Lichtenburg, Coligny and Bakerville) has been paralysing service ... Read more


Matlosana op sy knieë voor Eskom oor kragskuld

2022-07-19
Fanie Kloppers

Die Matlosana-plaaslike munisipaliteit se raad het vandag op versoek van die VF Plus vergader om die dreigende finansiële- en kragkrisis in Matlosana te bespreek.

Die VF Plus het die vergadering aangevra nadat Eskom ʼn bevel in die hof laat bekragtig het wat bepaal dat die kragverskaffer op... Read more


Waterrade laat Namakwaland hoog en droog

2022-07-18
James otto

Drie agtereenvolgende waterrade wat verantwoordelik was en is vir watervoorsiening aan die Nama Khoi-plaaslike munisipaliteit, het die inwoners van die munisipalitet gefaal en hoog en droog gelaat.

Die dorpe Springbok, Steinkopf, Okiep, Rooiwinkel, Concordia, Komaggas, Buffelsrivier, Nababeep,... Read more


FF Plus condemns brutal farm attack at Kestell in the Free State

2022-07-17
Jan van Niekerk

The FF Plus condemns the brutal and senseless farm attack outside Kestell in the Free State in which seven people were killed.

What is especially shocking is that six of the victims were women. Five of them were employees on the farm.

The owner of the farm, Mr Alheit Smit (77), discovered the... Read more


Jan Viljoen Hoërskool: VF Plus dien verslag by MRK in met bewyse dat Lesufi rassisme-spoke opjaag

2022-07-15
Adv Anton Alberts

Die VF Plus het 'n verslag by die menseregtekommissie (MRK) ingedien met bewyse dat die Gautengse LUR van onderwys, Panyaza Lesufi, die voorval van 11 Februarie 2022 by die Jan Viljoen Hoërskool misbruik het om onnodige rassespanning op te jaag tussen wit en swart skoolgemeenskappe.

Op 11... Read more


Natref-aanlegte word afgeskakel – nog ʼn energieskok weens swak beleidsbesluite

2022-07-15
Dr. Wynand Boshoff

In nog ‘n energieskok het Sasol gister in ‘n kort nota verklaar dat 'n force majeure die sluiting van sekere aanlegte van die Natref-raffinadery noodsaak.

Skeepsvragte ru-olie wat nie volgens plan afgelewer is nie, is die direkte oorsaak. Die grondoorsaak is egter swak beleidsbesluite... Read more


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