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Microbiological analysis failed to detect any coliform or E. coli bacteria – AfriForum

by in Media Statements on 20 April, 2015

AfriForum took water samples on Friday, 17 April 2015 from the home of Anika Benade, a three-year-old leukaemia sufferer from Vryheid. Anika was admitted to a hospital in Durban due to a bladder infection which, according to her doctor, was caused by E. coli bacteria.

Lorgat owes SA answers, after confirmation of political meddling in cricket

by in Media Statements on 16 April, 2015


AfriForum said that Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa (CSA) owes South African cricket supporters answers, after Mike Horn, the motivational speaker who supported the Proteas during the Cricket World Cup, admitted that political meddling played a part in the selection of the national team for the semi-final match against New Zealand.

AfriForum Youth strongly rejects racial hatred at Tuks

by in Media Statements on 15 April, 2015

AfriForum Youth strongly rejects the racial hatred which is being spread by the South African Students Congress, SASCO, on the campus of the University of Pretoria and on Twitter with the hashtag #TuksSoWhite.

eThekwini excludes Amanzimtoti from budget participation process; AfriForum steps in

by in Local government statements on 15 April, 2015

The eThekwini Council cancelled the public participation budget hearing, scheduled to take place in Amanzimtoti on 29 April 2015. The meeting was moved to this morning at 9:00 and the venue was changed to the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban.

AfriForum asks Parliament for stricter regulation of funds for municipalities

by in Media Statements on 15 April, 2015

AfriForum yesterday addressed the National Council for Provinces (NCOP) about the allocation of funds to municipalities and requested that funds be withheld if public participation processes regarding Integrated Development Plans (IDP) are not executed correctly, if the IDP’s do not adhere to legal regulations and if the plans are not visibly executable.

“It doesn’t help to withhold funds from municipalities because they fail to pay creditors, but the plan from which the budget flows is still insufficient. Such an approach treats the symptoms rather than the cause of the problem,” says Ivan Herselman, Risk and Legal Manager of Community Affairs for AfriForum.

AfriForum has started preparing further submissions to hand over to Parliament in an attempt to have these submissions placed on the National Agenda for consideration.