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AfriForum heads to Perth, Australia to raise awareness on farm attacks in South Africa

by in Media Statements on 03 July, 2015

The civil rights organisation AfriForum has been granted an opportunity to inform the world about the atrocious crimes committed against farmers in South Africa. The invitation to present at the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology (WSV) will provide a platform to enlighten academics and leaders in the field of victimology and human rights advocates on this very unique crime phenomenon in South Africa.

On both sides of the Atlantic, fracking gets a thumbs-down

by in Environmental statements on 03 July, 2015

A megastate in the US and a small town council in the UK have reached the same conclusion about fracking. The refusal of a drilling permit for an exploration well in the town of Little Plumpton in Lancashire (UK) has been described by one of the councillors as “one of the biggest planning decisions ever” made by the council. Councillors voted 10-4 in favour of rejecting the application.

Thabazimbi Municipality faces major power cut; AfriForum will fight back

by in Local government statements Media Statements on 03 July, 2015

Eskom announced today that they will resolve to cut the electricity of the Thabazimbi Local Municipality due to non-payment. AfriForum opposes this decision and will not hesitate to battle the matter out in court if Eskom proceeds.

NERSA rejects Mookgophong power tariff hikes

by in Local government statements on 03 July, 2015

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) rejected an application by the Mookgophong Local Municipality for a 35 % power tariff increase.

AfriForum presents Municipality with an ultimatum regarding Bethlehem’s sewage problems

by in Local government statements on 03 July, 2015

The ongoing sewage problems in Bethlehem necessitated the civil rights organisation AfriForum to present the Dihlabeng Local Municipality with a strict ultimatum: Repair or we do it ourselves. According to CW Els, AfriForum’s Provincial Coordinator for the Eastern Free State, legislation is very clear as far as the handling and monitoring of sewage is concerned, and if the Municipality cannot or does not want to take action, the civil rights watchdog will.