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Sewage a big issue in SA – AfriForum

by in Media Statements on 06 May, 2015

Julius Kleynhans  points out sewage flowing from a man hole in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.

Julius Kleynhans points out sewage flowing from a man hole in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.

The civil rights organisation AfriForum raised its concern about the current status of sanitation and sewage in South Africa.

‘Sewage is hazardous waste. It contains various components of hormones, viruses and bacteria and AfriForum regards it as the biggest threat to water quality in South Africa,’ said Julius Kleynhans, AfriForum’s head of environmental affairs.

SAPS Margate refuses to open assault docket – AfriForum

by in Local government statements Media Statements on 04 May, 2015

Dudley and Michael Buys, a father and son from Margate on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, were assaulted by their neighbours last week. The SAPS Margate was contacted and the members who responded to the complaint refused to open an assault docket although the men were badly injured and had to be taken to a hospital.

Tears flow as farmer meets the walker-against-farm-murders

by in News on 30 April, 2015

An emotional and heart-breaking scene took place this afternoon on the farm Vaalbank, outside Bronkhorstspruit, where Duncan Nyawo, the walker-against-farm-murders, met his namesake, Dr Duncan Prinsloo, who was a victim of a brutal farm attack during which his wife was shot dead.

Prinsloo, a farmer and veterinarian, is paralysed in the lower part of his body and needs to use crutches to move around. He fell to his knees when he met Nyawo and thanked him for his awareness campaign against farm attacks and murders. “Today I take my hat off to you. Thank you for what you are doing and for standing up for us.”

AfriForum Youth supports removal of Wits SRC President after racist statements

by in Media Statements on 30 April, 2015

AfriForum Youth supports the South African Union of Jewish Students in their demand to have the President of the SRC at Wits University, Mcebo Dlamini removed, following his racist statements on social media and other news platforms.

Man walks from Nelspruit to submit memorandum re farm murders, racism and police murders to Pres Zuma

by in Media Statements on 29 April, 2015

Duncan Nyawo is to submit a memorandum in partnership with AfriForum at the Union Buildings tomorrow, requesting – among other things – the prioritising of farm murders.