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Eskom agreement will sink Thabazimbi Municipality

by in Media Statements on 03 August, 2015

AfriForum is of the opinion that the payoff-agreement between Eskom and the Thabazimbi Local Municipality will lead to the downfall of the Municipality. The civil rights organisation submitted their comments during a public participation process after Eskom recently announced that they might cut the Municipality’s electricity supply due to non-payment.

AfriForum says taxpayers deserve for Malema to be held accountable in court soon

by in Media Statements on 03 August, 2015

Civil rights initiative AfriForum – whose criminal charges of fraud brought against Julius Malema in 2012 resulted in Malema’s court appearance today – said that South African taxpayers are entitled to Malema being called to account in court for the theft of their tax money as soon as possible.

Police murders out of control; Gen Phiyega accountable

by in Media Statements on 03 August, 2015

AfriForum is of the opinion that the National Police Commissioner, Gen Riah Phiyega, must be held accountable for the increase in murders on police officers in South Africa. No less than 52 police officers have been murdered since January 2015. Four of these murders took place in the past week. In 2014, 47 police officers were murdered between January and August.

Belfast sewage pump station repaired, thanks to AfriForum

by in Local government statements on 03 August, 2015

The Director of Technical Services at the Emakhazeni Local Municipality, Mr L.O. Sindane, confirmed in writing to AfriForum that the Western pump station in Belfast has been repaired, putting an end to the ongoing sewage spillage in the wetland. This comes after AfriForum placed the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on terms to urgently intervene, since both pumps have been out of order since June this year.

AfriForum welcomes probe into destruction of SAPS Memorial

by in Media Statements on 03 August, 2015

AfriForum has been informed by the SAPS’s Centre for Service Excellence that the destruction of a Memorial at the Police Academy in Hammanskraal on 7 July 2015 will be investigated internally. This investigation is welcomed.