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AfriForum Congress motions: Communities should take responsibility for their own safety

by in Media Statements on 29 August, 2015

“The South African Police Service (SAPS) cannot be relied on to duly fight crime in South Africa, therefore AfriForum communities across the country will organize to safeguard themselves.”

This is one of 15 motions taken by more than 400 delegates at the AfriForum National Congress in Limpopo.

Tshwane Metro removes illegal power connections in Harties, despite tension

by in Media Statements on 28 August, 2015


The South African Police Service (SAPS) is currently safeguarding officials of the Tshwane Metro who are removing illegal power connections in Sunway, a low-cost housing development in Hartbeespoort, North West. This comes after AfriForum put constant pressure on the Madibeng Municipality and the SAPS to bring an end to the problem.

Prof Kgwadi to blame for Puk protest chaos

by in Media Statements on 28 August, 2015

AfriForum Youth has learnt with shock about this afternoon’s violent protest action on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University.

About 180 students from all three NWU campuses participated in the protest in front of the Institutional Office, but the police had to fire rubber bullets and use stun grenades to control the crowd. This, after protestors were denied access onto the campus grounds.

AfriForum successfully carries out eviction order in Marikana

by in Media Statements on 26 August, 2015

AfriForum succeeded in carrying out its court order against the EFF invaders in Marikana today. The police and sheriff have been dragging their feet after the order was issued in the high court in Mafikeng on Friday. AfriForum’s attorneys negotiated directly with the sheriff to have the order carried out as quickly as possible.

A tree is known by its fruit

by in Blog on 25 August, 2015

The signs of Government’s growing decay become increasingly clear. However, the underlying reasons are not so clear. Of course Mr Zuma’s poor leadership plays a big role, but many other countries also have weak leaders. And of course the entire Government is part of the problem rather than the solution, but other countries too have weak rulers. The country’s problems cannot simply be written off as typical “African problems”, because many African countries grow economically three times faster than South Africa.