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Government must protect pensioners at pension withdrawal points

by in Safety statements on 01 July, 2015

Bejaardes by banke

“Four business robberies with aggravating circumstances within approximately 12 hours, with pensioners being the main victims, is a crying shame, the state must protect our senior citizens, because they are soft targets.”

This is the reaction of Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s Head of Community Safety after nine senior citizens were wounded by robbers in Pretoria roundabout 6:00 this morning, while three similar incidents took place in Durban.

Langkloof community delivers an ultimatum to Kou-Kamma Municipality

by in Local government statements on 01 July, 2015

The local AfriForum branch in Langkloof delivered an ultimatum to the Kou-Kamma Local Municipality on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 to repair the Misgund sewage treatment works, or the branch will perform the maintenance by itself and consequently claim the related costs back from the Municipality. This follows after complaints were received from the community concerning the dysfunctionality of the sewage treatment works and the dumping of raw sewage into the Misgund River. 

AfriForum Vryburg objects to Naledi’s draft budget

by in Local government statements on 01 July, 2015

The Vryburg branch of the civil rights organisation AfriForum has submitted written commentary with regards to the recently published draft budget of the Naledi Local Municipality. The Management of the branch carefully studied the draft budget, after which each member gave his inputs at a management meeting. It was summarised by the auditor Niel Strydom, the branch’s treasurer.      

Communities’ fix towns themselves; councillors and municipal workers want salary increases

by in Media Statements on 30 June, 2015

AfriForum instructed their 125 branches across South-Africa to keep a watchful eye on final salary increases, as included in the approved municipal budget, so that municipalities who fail to perform are not rewarded.

Dep Pres Ramaphosa undermines safety of South Africans with Lesotho visit

by in Safety statements on 30 June, 2015

Cyril Ramaphosa

“47 South Africans are murdered every day, and still, ANC leaders, like Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, rather focus their attention on the political unrest in Lesotho.”

This is the response of Ian Cameron, Head of Community Safety at AfriForum, after it was announced that Dep Pres Ramaphosa was urgently deployed to Lesotho by President Jacob Zuma amidst fears of more political instability in that country.