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AfriForum will restore power supply if Metro cannot

by in Local government statements on 31 July, 2015

AfriForum will appoint a contractor to restore the power supply to several areas in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, if the Metro does not submit an action plan, stipulating how the power crisis will be resolved. This strict ultimatum was given to the Mayor, Danny Jordaan and Silby Mathew, the Executive Director of Electricity and Energy of the Metro last night.

Administration of Oudtshoorn welcomed

by in Media Statements on 31 July, 2015

AfriForum, welcomes the interventions by Minister Pravin Gordhan and the provincial government to place the Oudtshoorn Municipality under administration.

Pellissier boasts with own AfriForum branch and neighbourhood watch

by in Local government statements Media Statements on 31 July, 2015

The Bloemfontein town Pellissier recently gained a new AfriForum neighbourhood watch and branch. After many break-ins in the neighbourhood, the community decided it was time to take their safety into their own hands, which led to the establishment of the new neighbourhood watch in cooperation with the Fichardtpark neighbourhood watch and branch.

AfriForum directs open letter to the South African Human Rights Commission: “Minorities are starting to lose faith in the SAHRC”

by in Media Statements on 31 July, 2015

AfriForum requested the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in an open letter to speak out stronger against hate speech that is committed against minority communities on social media. In the past year, the civil rights watchdog saw an increase in hate speech on social media, but is experiencing that the SAHRC is not fulfilling its mandate to address this phenomenon.

Naledi dumpsites get “thank you” and scolding in one

by in Environmental statements on 30 July, 2015

North West’s cleanest and second dirtiest landfill site, respectively in Vryburg and Stella, fall within the Naledi municipal area. These landfill sites were audited by AfriForum in their National Landfill Site Audit, which recently reached conclusion.