AfriForum has requested the Municipal Manager of the Ga-Segonyana Municipality in Kuruman to get their channels of communication, specifically their website, up to standard.
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AfriForum Youth demands that columnist Sandile Memela apologises to all South Africans for racist remarks he had made in a blog on the website of the Mail and Guardian. In the blog Memela says that some whites buy guns for two reasons: to kill animals and black people. Some white men, Memela says, do not even distinguish between the two.
He said further that if Oscar Pistorius had shot a black robber, as he alleges, and not his white girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, he would not even have been prosecuted but would have been hailed as a hero.
AfriForum sent a letter to the Department of Public Works about Kleinmond Primary, which has been without a roof after a huge storm in 2013. The Western Cape Education Department has referred the matter to the Department of Public Works. To date, no effort has been made to effect repairs and learners have to attend school in terrible conditions.
AfriForum is concerned about the health of Polokwane (Pietersburg) residents after water tests, conducted by the civil rights organisation, traced high levels of E. Coli in the drinking water of the town. The water samples were submitted for analyses at a SANAS accredited laboratory.
“The tests that we conducted in the town form part of our national Blue and Green Drop Branch Project. These tests were done at the Hoërskool Pietersburg, as they’re getting their water directly from the Polokwane Local Municipality,” Morné Mostert, Organiser for AfriForum in Limpopo, said.
AfriForum is investigating a smelly situation in Menlyn, Pretoria where raw sewage are flowing from open manholes directly into the Moreletaspruit.
According to Leandri Streit, Community Co-ordinator for Northern Gauteng, the cause of the problem is possibly due to bad maintenance and blockages of pipes. The heavy rain currently falling in Gauteng is contributing to the problem.