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Contentious past?

by in Blog on 28 July, 2015

Some years ago Flip Buys said at a meeting about the deterioration of our historic inheritance that one cannot entrust the future of our past to the current Government: The community has to take responsibility for this themselves.

The truth of his words was proven in a report that was released by the FAK recently. The report, titled ’n Ondersoek na die feitelike korrektheid van die geskiedenis-kurrikulum met ’n spesifieke verwysing na die vertolking van Afrikanergeskiedenis (An investigation into the factual correctness of the history curriculum, with specific reference to the interpretation of Afrikaner history), shows to what extent the current recommended History textbooks portray the past selectively and misrepresent facts in the ideological interest of Government.

Dirtiest dumpsites in North West

by in Local government statements on 28 July, 2015

AfriForum audited 53 landfill sites in all nine provinces this year as part of their national project to measure the quality of landfill sites in South Africa.

This is how North West’s best landfill sites compare to the worst:

Gauteng’s dirtiest dumpsites

by in Environmental statements on 28 July, 2015

AfriForum this year audited 53 landfill sites in all 9 provinces in their national project to measure the quality of landfill sites in South Africa.

Standerton sewage pumps repaired, thanks to AfriForum

by in Local government statements on 28 July, 2015

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) confirmed to AfriForum in writing that contractors have been appointed to repair the pumps of both pump stations in Standerton to bring an end to the ongoing sewage spillage in the Vaal River. This comes after AfriForum placed the DWS on terms to intervene, as both pump stations have been out of order since June this year.

Police officers push around AfriForum representatives and victims of farm murders in front of Minister’s office

by in Media Statements on 27 July, 2015

AfriForum is to lay charges against the Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, the National Police Commissioner, Gen Riah Phiyega and the Tshwane Metro Police, after representatives of this organisation and victims whose loved ones were recently murdered on farms, were today pushed around by police officers and threatened with arrest in front of the Minister’s office.