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Branch successes

September 14, 2017 deur Admin

AfriForum successes: June 2018

 NORTHERN REGION

 LIMPOPO

 Ellisras

  • The drinking water in Ellisras was declared clean following a Sanas-accredited test commissioned by AfriForum. This was done after AfriForum had tested the drinking water as part of its Blue and Green Drop project.

 Nylstroom

  • AfriForum’s Nylstroom neighbourhood watch branch, in collaboration with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Community Policing Forum (CPF) Sector 3 farm watch, conducted an action in Nylstroom. During this action 83 vehicles were searched and two illegal immigrants were arrested.

Tzaneen

  • AfriForum’s Tzaneen neighbourhood watch branch conducted a patrol in the town to increase visibility in the area. This followed after neighbourhood watch members had received new equipment, including ten bulletproof jackets, reflective jackets and first-aid bags.
  • AfriForum’s Tzaneen neighbourhood watch branch, in collaboration with the SAPS, arrested an armed robber in Kgapane. On the same day an accomplice was also apprehended. The suspect had been on the run since 2017, when he first carried out an attack on a farm, using a 9 mm pistol to shoot at farmworkers.

Phalaborwa

  • The Phalaborwa branch of AfriForum assisted residents at the Bougainvillapark home for the aged to clean up and remove refuse. They visited the home for the aged to identify shortcomings in cooperation with the residents, and this resulted in the clean-up action.
  • As part of the action, the branch wrote a letter to the mayor pointing out the poor condition of Impala Park, as a result of which Impala Park was refurbished.

GAUTENG

  • AfriForum carried out an audit of all landfill sites in the Tshwane Metro as part of its national project to measure the state of landfill sites in South Africa. All the landfill sites in the metro were audited and all complied with the minimum standards.
  • AfriForum branches audited the landfill sites at the East Rand as part of their national project to measure the state of landfill sites in South Africa.

Hennops River

  • The Hennops River neighbourhood watch branch of AfriForum conducted a mass patrol and received awareness training.

 Kempton Park

  • The Kempton Park branch of AfriForum launched a long-term recycling project as part of the organisation’s Our Town campaign.
  • AfriForum’s Kempton Park branch extinguished a gas bottle that caught alight in a home for the aged in Edleen.
  • The Kempton Park branch of AfriForum traced a hijacked delivery vehicle and a vehicle that had been hijacked in Edleen and called the SAPS to free a child and child minder who had been locked up by a burglar in a room in a house.
  • AfriForum’s Kempton Park branch assisted the SAPS tactical team to overpower and arrest a criminal at a house in Cresslawn and arrested a person who was stealing a motorcycle and handed him over to the SAPS.
  • The Kempton Park branch of AfriForum took part in Youth Day together with the Norkem Park CPF.
  • The Kempton Park branch of AfriForum together with the EMPD controlled traffic at the scene of an accident in Pretoria Road where 18 people were injured, and put out a veld fire in Edleen and prevented the fire from spreading by calling for backup.
  • AfriForum’s Kempton Park branch took part in Operation Mashakane together with the SAPS in Kempton Park and the EMPD.
  • The Kempton Park branch of AfriForum safeguarded the area and extinguished the fire on a vehicle in Terreneur and called for backup.
  • AfriForum’s Kempton Park neighbourhood watch branch arrested a person who had robbed a woman and handed him over to the SAPS, and called the SAPS to request a reckless driver to leave the area.

 Alberton

  • AfriForum’s Alberton neighbourhood watch branch in collaboration with security structures traced a vehicle that had been stolen during a housebreak in Brackendowns and caught a suspect who was stealing pipes in General Alberts Park.

Springs

  • The Springs branch of AfriForum provided a new motor on a water cart to the community of Endicott to better control fires in the area.

 Benoni

  • As part of AfriForum’s Our Town campaign, the Benoni branch removed a large number of illegal signboards on lamp posts and traffic signs in the area.

Edenvale

  • As part of AfriForum’s Our Town campaign, the Edenvale branch launched a mass clean-up action in the centre of town.
  • The Edenvale branch of AfriForum, in cooperation with the SAPS, acted as marshals at a Colour Run during Youth Day and assisted at an incident where a construction worker had been involved where a ditch had caved in.

Brakpan

  • AfriForum’s Brakpan branch conducted a patrol in the town and received new safety equipment.

Moot

  • Members of AfriForum’s Moot branch conducted patrols on various days and at various times to increase visibility in the area. This neighbourhood watch branch also received night vision equipment.

Wes-Moot

  • The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) visited the area in the West Moot area following complaints by AfriForum concerning illegal expansion of residential areas on a wetland.

 Pretoria West

  • AfriForum’s Pretoria West branch conducted a mass clean-up action in Danville. The central business district from Spar to the post office was cleaned up.

Waverley

  • AfriForum’s Waverley branch planted trees at the substation at the corner of Trumper and Lawson Streets. This followed after the substation had been cleaned up and made safer.

MPUMALANGA

Secunda

  • Youth from AfriForum’s Secunda TEKS branch as well as the neighbourhood watch rendered assistance during a blood donation action by the SANBS.

Witbank

  • The Witbank branch of AfriForum pruned trees to improve security around a home for the aged.

 Standerton

  • The Standerton neighbourhood watch branch of AfriForum participated in a mass patrol in cooperation with the SAPS and Kasselman Security, during which one person was arrested for drug abuse, and they assisted in bush clearing at a home for the aged to reduce security risks.
  • AfriForum Youth’s Standerton branch cleaned the Voetspore Monument.
  • The AfriForum branch in Standerton donated a truck tyre to the Standerton Fire Brigade, whose only fire engine could not be used because of a flat tyre.
  • AfriForum’s Standerton branch, in cooperation with several businesses and the Standerton Self-help Forum, assisted in clearing sewer pipes that had been blocked for more than a year.

Bethal

  • AfriForum branch in Bethal repaired potholes in Tsibitso Sibanyone Street.

 Piet Retief

  • AfriForum’s Piet Retief neighbourhood watch branch conducted a mass patrol for the safety of the community and cleaned up vacant properties to reduce security risks.

Nelspruit

  • A member of AfriForum’s Nelspruit neighbourhood watch branch walked 50 km in one day to collect funds for a little girl suffering from a rare disease.

 Middelburg

  • The Middelburg branch of AfriForum received Crush Corruption training from Adv. Gerrie Nel.

White River

  • AfriForum’s White River branch conducted a mass patrol in cooperation with the SAPS and the traffic department to prevent crime, and during the operation, drunken drivers were arrested and drugs were confiscated.

 CENTRAL REGION

NORTHWEST

 Vryburg

  • The Vryburg branch of AfriForum completed the wall around monuments and used laboratory tests to prove that the level of coli in the water was too high, and the branch laid a criminal charge against the Municipal Manager of the Naledi Local Municipality.

 Bloemhof

  • A member of AfriForum’s Bloemhof branch cleaned up the cemetery.

 Delareyville

  • AfriForum’s Delareyville branch erected seven new stop signs in the town.

 FREE STATE

 Pellissier

  • The Pellissier branch of AfriForum traced a vehicle that had been hijacked in Bloemfontein.

 Rayton-Heuwelsig

  • AfriForum’s Rayton-Heuwelsig branch arrested seven persons for illegal trade in aloes (an endangered species). Aloes to the value of R370 000 were recovered, and four bakkies and four trailers were confiscated.

 KWAZULU-NATAL

Vryheid

  • The Vryheid branch of AfriForum repaired potholes at the Hoog Street train bridge.
  • The security structures of AfriForum’s Vryheid branch covered 1 280 km patrolling to keep their community safe and removed structures on illegally demarcated stands on private property.

 Margate

  • AfriForum’s Margate branch equipped an emergency borehole to assist the community when there was no water.

 Pongola

  • The Pongola branch of AfriForum participated in security actions and preventive patrols.

 Paulpietersburg

  • The Paulpietersburg branch of AfriForum safeguarded its community by patrolling and also served on the project committee of a rural electrification project.

 SOUTHERN REGION

NORTHERN CAPE

Williston

  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Williston branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Williston branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.
  • AfriForum’s Williston branch lodged a PAIA application with the Karoo Highland Municipality to get answers regarding the municipality’s finances.
  • AfriForum’s Williston branch lodged a PAIA application with the Karoo Highland Municipality to get answers regarding the appointment of the municipality’s employees.
  • The Williston branch of AfriForum wrote to the Northern Cape MEC for Cooperative Government, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs.

 

WESTERN CAPE

 Cape Town North

  • AfriForum’s Cape Town North branch presented Gerrie Nel’s Crush Corruption training in Bellville, with about 200 people attending.
  • AfriForum’s Cape Town North branch presented Morné Mostert’s IDP training in Bellville that was attended by the executives of ten branches.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Cape Town North branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Cape Town North branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.
  • The Cape Town North branch of AfriForum audited Bellville’s landfill sites.

 Stellenbosch

  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Stellenbosch branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.
  • The Stellenbosch branch of AfriForum audited landfill sites.

 Worcester

  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Worcester branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Worcester branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.

 Vredendal

  • AfriForum’s Vredendal farm watches received safety equipment.
  • AfriForum’s Vredendal branch audited landfill sites at Vredendal, Lutzville, Klawer and Vanrhynsdorp.

 Velddrif

  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Velddrif branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Velddrif branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.
  • AfriForum’s Velddrif branch audited landfill sites.

Overstrand

  • AfriForum’s Overstrand branch audited landfill sites at Hermanus and Gans Bay.

 Mossel Bay

  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Mossel Bay branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Mossel Bay branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.
  • AfriForum’s Mossel Bay branch introduced AfriForum Youth in Mossel Bay at a braai and elicited a lot of interest.

 George

  • The George branch of AfriForum presented a talk by Dawie Roodt that was attended by about 200 people. On this occasion a new chairperson for the branch was elected.
  • AfriForum’s George branch audited landfill sites.

 Oudtshoorn

  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Oudtshoorn branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Oudtshoorn branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.
  • The Oudtshoorn branch of AfriForum served a reminder on the Municipal Manager, asking him to stop levying illegal sewage tariffs and to give feedback within 14 days on steps to be taken to repay money received illegally.
  • AfriForum’s Oudtshoorn branch audited landfill sites.
  • AfriForum’s Oudtshoorn branch laid a wreath at the grave of C.J. Langenhoven to commemorate the hundredth year of existence of the Call of South Africa.

 Hessequa

  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Hessequa branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Hessequa branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.
  • The Hessequa branch of AfriForum audited landfill sites at Stilbaai and Riversdale.

Helderberg Basin

  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Helderberg Basin branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Helderberg Basin branch received Crush Corruption training from Adv Gerrie Nel in Bellville.

Malmesbury

  • AfriForum’s Malmesbury branch was established.
  • Executive members of AfriForum’s Malmesbury branch received IDP training from Morné Mostert, Head of Local Government Affairs, in Bellville.

 

PORTFOLIOS

Environmental Affairs

  • Members and staff of AfriForum, in cooperation with Pretoria FM and other role players, cleaned up the area around Theron’s Meat Products in Pretoria West. This clean-up action was aimed at increasing awareness of the environment.
  • AfriForum’s application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal was granted for the fracking case.
  • AfriForum’s national landfill site auditing project was concluded and about 110 landfill sites all over the country were audited. The results will soon be published in a report.
  • Members and staff of AfriForum, in cooperation with Pretoria FM and other role players, cleaned up the area around Autohaus in Centurion. This clean-up action was aimed at increasing awareness of the environment.