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Proposals of International Research Team at NWU hinders multi-cultural approach

by in Media Statements on 17 April, 2014

According to AfriForum Youth, the findings and proposals made in the Evaluation Report of the International Research Team appointed to probe the North West University are short-sighted, and propose a step backwards for the University’s future and transformation process. The youth organisation is of the view that the international members of the team are not experienced enough in the unique South African context, and that they’ve made proposals which are not feasible and which will increase instability on the three North West University Campuses.

AfriForum to meet with Mangaung re water

by in Local government statements on 17 April, 2014

The Mangaung Metro Municipality has confirmed that Metro, Bloemfontein Water and the Department of Water Affairs will meet with AfriForum on Friday, 25 April regarding the water crisis in Bloemfontein and surrounding areas.

AfriForum has learnt with surprise that the Municipality is indeed in possession of all the information which was announced in a report by AfriForum last week.

Minister of Sport storms out of Al Jazeera studio just before start of quota debate

by in Media Statements on 17 April, 2014

Two minutes before a TV debate on racial quotas in South African Sports was due to start on The Stream, a programme on the international news channel Al Jazeera, the Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, stormed out of the studio, refusing to participate in the debate.

The debate went ahead between the remaining participants, Kallie Kriel (CEO of AfriForum), Clive Rice (former South African cricket star) and Samadoda Fikeni (Chair of the group studying transformation in sport). AfriForum says Mbalula and his personnel had apparently failed to read the invitation to the debate, which had quite clearly indicated the names of the participants.

Municipal top management in court over qualifications

by in Local government statements on 16 April, 2014

AfriForum took the Ga-Segonyana Municipality (Kuruman) to the Northern Cape High Court to force them to submit proof of qualifications to AfriForum.

This came after AfriForum was informed that some of the top management did not have the legally prescribed qualifications or the necessary experience.

AfriForum opposes proposed park closure

by in Local government statements on 16 April, 2014

AfriForum and the Pro-Park Association in Witbank (eMalahleni) appealed to the Witbank community to keep Witbank green. The Municipality is planning on closing the park in Extension 10 in order to build a mosque on the site.

AfriForum would like to promote a positive spirit amongst all faith and culture groups and believes that a mosque in the park will undermine the current good relations. This is why AfriForum and Pro-Park have applied that the Municipality find another, more accessible spot for the mosque.