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Promising young talent being developed

by in Local government statements on 26 May, 2015

The AfriForum branch in Vryburg presented a Talent Festival last night during which talented scholars from three schools in the region performed on stage. The participating schools included Hoërskool Vryburg, Hoërskool Stella and Vryburg Junior Universiteit. The evening had a dual purpose, namely to celebrate the 90th birthday of Afrikaans as well as to develop local talent.

AfriForum requests Pravin Gordhan’s intervention

by in Local government statements on 25 May, 2015

AfriForum has approached the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Pravin Gordhan, for intervention after the Masilonyana Local Municipality’s failure to enter into an agreement with AfriForum in an effort to resolve the current valuation roll dilemma in which the Municipality finds itself.   

Brandfort residents furious about municipal accounts

by in Local government statements on 25 May, 2015

On 21 and 22 May 2015, AfriForum’s Brandfort branch held a dispute action concerning municipal accounts during which residents of the town could object to and declare disputes against the municipality as a result of insufficient and faulty accounts. Brandfort’s municipal accounts are currently in a state of total chaos.  

AfriForum does not wait on Municipality; repairs potholes on its own

by in Local government statements on 25 May, 2015

Potholes in Gaselle Road in front of Laerskool Reynorif was fixed as part of a do-it-yourself project Photo: Katelynn Botha

Potholes in Gaselle Road in front of Laerskool Reynorif was fixed as part of a do-it-yourself project Photo: Katelynn Botha

AfriForum has repaired potholes in Gazelle Road in front of Laerskool Reynorif in Witbank at a cost of R86 450 as part of a do-it-yourself project. The civil rights organisation hired a private contractor and also has plans to repair potholes in the vicinity of the following schools: Hoërskool Patriot, Laerskool Klipfontein and Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog. This follows after the Emalahleni Local Municipality’s failure to maintain roads in the town.

Zuma guilty of incitement of ethnic conflict

by in Media Statements on 25 May, 2015

The civil rights organisation AfriForum said that President Jacob Zuma is playing with fire by making himself guilty of incitement of ethnic conflict. AfriForum’s reaction follows after Zuma said yesterday in Pretoria that Africans lived in peace with each other and had fun, but then came the “others”. This pronouncement follows after Zuma also earlier claimed that all the problems in the country started with the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck.