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Gauteng’s dirtiest dumpsites

by in Environmental statements on 28 July, 2015

AfriForum this year audited 53 landfill sites in all 9 provinces in their national project to measure the quality of landfill sites in South Africa.

Standerton sewage pumps repaired, thanks to AfriForum

by in Local government statements on 28 July, 2015

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) confirmed to AfriForum in writing that contractors have been appointed to repair the pumps of both pump stations in Standerton to bring an end to the ongoing sewage spillage in the Vaal River. This comes after AfriForum placed the DWS on terms to intervene, as both pump stations have been out of order since June this year.

Police officers push around AfriForum representatives and victims of farm murders in front of Minister’s office

by in Media Statements on 27 July, 2015

AfriForum is to lay charges against the Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, the National Police Commissioner, Gen Riah Phiyega and the Tshwane Metro Police, after representatives of this organisation and victims whose loved ones were recently murdered on farms, were today pushed around by police officers and threatened with arrest in front of the Minister’s office.

150 Centurion ladies drink tea for safety

by in Safety statements on 27 July, 2015

After the attack on well-known economist, Dawie Roodt and his family at their home, the Centurion branch of AfriForum and Helping Hand focused on safety the past weekend at a glitzy ladies tea in Centurion, in the company of 150 of the fairer sex.

AfriForum requests inclusion of Afrikaans in Tourism’s language policy

by in Media Statements on 27 July, 2015

AfriForum has requested the Department of Tourism to include Afrikaans as one of its official languages of service delivery.  This follows in response to the publication of the draft language policy of the Department according to which its three official languages will be English, Sepedi and IsiZulu.  The policy also states that service delivery will be provided in the other official languages of South Africa, including Afrikaans, on demand, taking into account usage, practicality, expense, regional considerations and public need.