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Ncandu, once beautiful river, now sewage dam – AfriForum

by in Local government statements on 30 June, 2015

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Ncandu River. Photographer: Chris Fourie

After numerous complaints from residents about the stench and the disgusting state of the Ncandu River in Newcastle, the local branch of AfriForum conducted an investigation and ran tests on the water.

R1,7 billion disappeared at Limpopo municipalities but Limpopo treasury did not ask questions

by in Local government statements Media Statements on 30 June, 2015

Municipalities in Limpopo cannot account for R1,7 billion of taxpayers’ money in the 2013/2014 financial year. AfriForum asked questions about the oversight function of the provincial treasury and want information about irregular transfers of government funds to officials and family members mentioned in the report of the Auditor-General (AG).

Stories of murdered Marikana police officers should also be told

by in Safety statements on 29 June, 2015

Photographer: Puxley Makgatho

The stories of the Marikana police officers who were murdered on 16 August 2012 should also be told. That is the view of AfriForum, “as the Farlam Commission’s Report does not contain enough information about the police and safety officers who were murdered by strikers on that day.”

AfriForum Springbok requests intervention by Minister

by in Local government statements on 29 June, 2015

What does one do when your local municipality is busy deteriorating and does not answer any enquiries? This is the story of dozens of municipalities across South Africa, but especially applicable to Springbok, a small town in the Northern Cape and capital of Namaqualand, where David is currently combating the proverbial Goliath.

White River community consumes raw sewage

by in Local government statements on 29 June, 2015

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The Mbombela Local Municipality has been spilling raw sewage in the drinking water of White River for over a week. This comes after the Municipality gave the order to put the new sewage plant of the town into operation.