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Branch successes

September 14, 2017 deur Admin

AfriForum branch successes: March 2018

 NORTHERN REGION

 GAUTENG

 Brakpan

  • The Brakpan neighbourhood watch receives patrol training.

 

Springs

  • The Endicott neighbourhood watch supports to the SAPS in cooperation with Mavcor during the arrest of a suspected burglar.

 

Benoni

  • The Benoni neighbourhood watch recovers a stolen vehicle in cooperation with Danie Day Investigators.

Alberton

  • The Alberton neighbourhood watch supports the SAPS during a transit robbery and with arresting four suspects.

 Edenvale

  • The Edenvale branch is established.
  • The Kempton Park and Edenvale neighbourhood watches hold a mass patrol to create awareness and receive victim support training.

Kempton Park

  • The East Rand branches holds a workshop in Kempton Park on the Ekurhuleni Metro’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) that will be reviewed in March and April.
  • The Edenvale and Kempton Park neighbourhood watches receive scene management training.
  • The neighbourhood watch supports the SAPS in arresting a man on a charge of assaulting a child.
  • The neighbourhood watch helps SSS Security during an armed robbery, and four suspects are handed to the SAPS.
  • The Kempton Park- and Edenvale neighbourhood watches holds a mass patrol to create awareness, during which a suspect is arrested for being in possession of drugs.
  • The Kempton Park neighbourhood watch arrests a suspect burglar in Rhodesfield and hands him over to the SAPS.
  • The neighbourhood watch and ER24 help during a shoot-out in which a person was shot in the mouth.

 Randfontein

  • The Randfontein branch patrols with the SAPS in Tarlton, and 25 illegal immigrants are arrested and cannabis plants confiscated.

 Midvaal

  • The Midvaal branch receives water test kits and launches the blue and green drop project.

Meyers Park

  • The Meyers Park neighbourhood watch executes two separate operations in cooperation with the Silverton SAPS, security firms and other local neighbourhood watches to identify shebeens and confiscate liquor available for illegal purchasing. The SAPS thanks the neighbourhood watch for its help, which led to the arrest of several people.
  • The neighbourhood watch helps the SAPS to find a wanted person; the person is caught by the neighbourhood watch and handed over to the SAPS.
  • AfriForum holds a community meeting in the Olieventhoutbosch after land grabs in the area.
  • The Grootfontein neighbourhood watch holds active weekend patrols after an increase in burglaries in this community.

Pretoria

  • AfriForum receives a donation of about 5 000 trees.

Waverley

  • The Waverley branch is established.
  • The branch cleans up the power substation in cooperation with the MootGI and enforces the fences. Cameras are installed to prevent theft.

 Hennops River

  • The Hennops River neighbourhood watch stages a successful safety operation in the area, as well as other safety operations with the BBC and the ARD media house.

 Pretoria West

  • The Pretoria West neighbourhood watch holds a bush patrol in die Danville and Elandspoort areas.
  • Members of the neighbourhood watch, the Tshwane Metro’s cable theft unit and a private security firm prevent two cases of cable theft in Church and Maunde Streets respectively.

Moot West

  • The Pretoria Moot branch plant ten yellowwood trees at Laerskool Wonderboom-Suid that was donated by Wildflower Nursery.
  • The Moot branch tests the drinking water quality at Laerskool Wonderboom-Suid.
  • The Moot West neighbourhood watch, the Sector 1 Community Policing Forum (CPF) and the SAPS hold an awareness action and mass patrol to promote visibility in this area.

MPUMALANGA

White River

  • The White River neighbourhood watch helps with traffic control during strikes at Msholozi.
  • The neighbourhood watch visits illegal businesses and meetings places together with the SAPS and inspect licences.

Bethal

  • The Bethal branch cleans the town’s CBD, the N17 and the Triangle Nestlé brigde during the garbage removal crisis, and also mows the lawn and sprays weedkiller on the pavements.

Standerton

  • The Standerton branch donates a bus house to Laerskool Kallie de Haas.
  • The branch helps to repair potholes on the Goldi Marathon route in cooperation with Lekwa Cleanup Crew.

Witbank

  • The Witbank neighbourhood watch arrests a burglar.
  • The neighbourhood watch and other role-players team up to fight crime.

Delmas

  • The Delmas branch establishes a neighbourhood watch.
  • The branch receives bullet-proof jackets.

Secunda

  • The Teks neighbourhood watch manages the Cansa Relay’s terrain and security.
  • The Teks branch en youth branch participate in the Cansa Relay and Little Paws Big Hearts Rails for Tails, collecting 1 075 kg of dog food in cooperation with the neighbourhood watch.
  • The neighbourhood watch prunes trees at a dangerous crossing.
  • The neighbourhood watch helps to remove a fallen-down thorn tree.
  • The neighbourhood watch chases away cable thieves and hands the equipment over to the SAPS.
  • The neighbourhood watch calls in SAPS reaction after a hostage sent messages to the emergency number during a robbery.
  • The Govan Mbeki Municipality paints street names after AfriForum warned them in a letter.
  • AfriForum helps to move water to Hendrina during a water shortage.
  • AfriForum members helps a stranded motorists after her car broke down.

 CENTRAL REGION

NORTH-WEST

 Delareyville

  • The Delareyville branch provides light bulbs for street lights and ensures that these are installed.

Vryburg

  • The Vryburg branch provides and erected stop signs in this town.
  • The branch pays for parts to have a large water leak in the main street repaired after the municipality could not release any funds for this issue.

Christiana

  • The Christiana neighbourhood watch holds a white-light patrol to fight crime.
  • The Christiana branch mows the lawn on an empty piece of land in the town.

Sannieshof

  • The Sannieshof branch marks the broken street lights, donates light bulbs and see that these are installed.

Hartebeespoort

  • The Hartbeespoort branch repairs the air conditioners at De Kroon Laerskool in Brits and receives rubber carpets and paint as donations for the class rooms.

Swartruggens

  • The Swartruggens branch plants trees.

Koster

  • The Koster branch attends the Eisbein Festival, where they promote AfriForum and support Afrikaans artists.

Senekal

  • The Senekal branch launches a clean-up project and removes more than 100 loads of garbage.
  • The branch obtains an office to be able to support members more efficiently.
  • The branch helps to put out a burning house as well as a burning vehicle on the N5.
  • The branch hosts a general meeting and invites Prof. Andries Jordaan to address the community on disaster management.

Ventersdorp

  • The Ventersdorp neighbourhood watch receives self-defence training from Kalah Noordwes.
  • The branch participates in the blue and green drop project.

Stilfontein

  • The Stilfontein neighbourhood watch participates in various clean-up actions to improve the town’s beauty and promote its safety.
  • The neighbourhood watch receives 15 new radios thanks to contributions by members.
  • The neighbourhood watch participates in the blue and green drop project to ensure that the town’s drinking water is safe.

Potchefstroom

  • The Potchefstroom branch hosts a lecture that focuses on informing the community about the functions of municipalities and the public participation process.
  • The branch participates in the blue and green drop project and tests water at various public institutions, including schools.

Parys

  • The branch participates in the blue and green drop project and tests water at various public institutions, including schools, as well as the town’s sewage plant.

Sasolburg

  • The Sasolburg branch participates in the blue and green drop project to ensure that the town’s drinking water is safe.
  • Members of the branch management attended a course on proper municipal management and involvement in public participation processes.

Heilbron

  • The Heilbron branch procures various road signs thanks to members’ contributions. These signs will be erected in the town.
  • The branch participates in the blue and green drop project.

Frankfort

  • The Frankfort branch participates in the blue and green drop project to ensure that the town’s drinking water is safe.
  • The branch participates in AfriForum’s IDP training to learn more about proper municipal management and involvement in public participation processes.

 

 

KWAZULU-NATAL

SOUTHERN REGION

 

  • A meeting is held on 8 March 2018 between AfriForum’s southern region, Telkom and OpenServe on the cutting of land line amenities to rural areas in the Northern, Eastern and Western Cape. Telkom undertakes to follow further public participation processes with affected areas, as well as to provide AfriForum with a list of affected areas. The result of this meeting is published in the Landbouweekblad.

NORTHERN CAPE

Port Elizabeth

  • The Port Elizabeth branch hosts a successful agricultural safety summit in cooperation with role-players in the security industry.

Springbok

  • Die Springbok branch has a meeting with COGHTA and National Treasury on problems in Springbok.

 Kuruman

  • The Kuruman branch brings a PAIA application to obtain financial statements after a community meeting.
  • The branch receives training in all legal aspects of neighbourhood watches and arrests.

 

Kammiesberg

  • The Kammiesberg branch brings a PAIA application to investigate the appointment of the Technical Head.

 

Upington

  • The Upington branch brings a PAIA application to make public the municipality’s financial reports as well staff organigram.
  • The branch receives training in all legal aspects of neighbourhood watches and arrests.

Kathu

  • The Kathu branch brings a PAIA application to make public the total amount due to Eskom and Sedibeng Water, as well as a list of payments after Eskom threatened to cut the power supply.
  • The branch receives training in all legal aspects of neighbourhood watches and arrests.

 

Postmasburg

  • Die Postmasburg branch brings a PAIA application to make public the total amount due to Eskom and Sedibeng Water, as well as a list of payments after Eskom threatened to cut the power supply.

 WESTERN CAPE

 

Cape Town North

  • The Cape Town North branch holds an urgent water meeting with good attendance and inputs from the public.

Velddrif

  • The Velddrif branch and neighbourhood watch are established, with Dana Snyman as guest speaker.

Williston

  • 42 tonnes of fodder are delivered in Williston as part of AfriForum’s Williston drought relief project.

 

Stellenbosch

  • The Stellenbosch branch is established.

 PORTFOLIOS

Environmental Affairs

  • Omgewingsake is busy to compile a water plan. The forst phase of this plan is the erection of emergency water points in Cape Town, that will provide vulnerable people in the community with water when #DayZero arrives. The first water dissemination point will be erected at the donations office of Solidarity Helping Hand, AfriForum’s sister organisation, as well as a 10 000-litre water tank at Fresh Wind Ministries in Bellville.
  • AfriForum branches will also disseminate water purification products in areas where there is a risk of water pollution. Plastic bottles can also be brought to these water points to be recycled.
  • AfriForum launches its #Skoonwater project for 2018 at the Baviaanspoort sewage water treatment plant. Branches across the country are mobilised to test drinking and sewage water in towns with active AfriForum branches.
  • AfriForum’s criminal charge at the SAPS against municipalities with serious sewage pollution is bearing fruit. The Green Scorpions investigated the charges and have already submitted three charge sheets with the provincial Public Prosecutor. The organisation and community are awaiting a decision on prosecution.

Youth

  • AfriForum Youth’s Tuks branch hosts a welcoming action with sausage rolls and is involved in registration as a recognised organisation at the University of Pretoria (UP) for 2018.
  • AfriForum Youth obtains success in the Equality Court after Luvuyo Menziwa, a member of the EFF’s youth wing at the UP, is found guilty of hate speech and incitement to violence. This follows Menziwa’s 2016 post on Facebook that he hated white people and requested an AK47 or bazooka to kill white people.
  • The Secunda branch’s youth portfolio participates in the CANSA Relay for Life. The youth is the latest addition to the Secunda-Teks branch, and its growth and enthusiasm is contagious.
  • AfriForum Youth’s Maties branch hosts a sokkie for Afrikaans students at the Van der Stell Sports Club in Stellenbosch after it became known in February that students and young people would be prohibited from dancing in Afrikaans.
  • AfriForum Youth’s Kovsie branch hosts a Pot-en-Pons action with the Faculty of Agriculture. More than 200 students attend.
  • AfriForum Youth’s NWU branch holds a mass meeting. About 350 students attend.
  • AfriForum Youth’s Wellington branch mans a marketing and recruitment booth.
  • AfriForum Youth’s Maties and Wellington branches man a booth at the Sonskyn Festival in Durbanville.
  • Three new youth wings are established that form part of the larger branches in respectively Rayton/Culinan, Lichtenburg and Stellenbosch.
  • AfriForum Youth’s Vaalharts branch hosts an information session for young people on what AfriForum Youth does in towns.
  • AfriForum Youth’s Kuruman branch helps extinguish fires.