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Western Cape SAPS allows anarchy to reign at Elsenburg

by in Media Statements on 02 September, 2015

AfriForum will be consulting with their legal team tomorrow morning to bring an application against the SAPS in court. This follows after the violent protest by members of the EFF and a small group of students at the Elsenburg Agricultural College. During the protest non-protesting students were assaulted with whips.

Arbor Month: A breath of fresh air

by in Media Statements on 02 September, 2015

AfriForum launched its new initiative called “Arbor Month” on Tuesday, 1 September 2015, emphasising the importance of trees and their heritage.

Elsenburg students assaulted by protestors

by in Media Statements on 01 September, 2015

AfriForum Youth released a video today which shows students of the Elsenburg Agricultural College being assaulted with whips by protesting students and members of the EFF. The video also shows non-protesting students removing EFF members from the premises. The video was taken by a student this morning during the illegal and violent protest, which started yesterday, and sent to AfriForum Youth. 

Hit teachers back – It is not the answer!

by in Blog on 01 September, 2015

Project Coordinator: Education

With reference to this front-page article that was published in the Sowetan on Wednesday, 26 August 2015, it is becoming increasing clear that the interference of organisations such as the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in schools is creating huge problems. Corporal punishment has been illegal for years and AfriForum agrees that it is not the appropriate manner in which to punish learners and that those teachers who still make use of it must be seriously addressed and carry the consequences of their deeds, but to urge learners to hit their teachers is definitely not the correct manner in which to solve the problem.

Elsenburg a ticking time bomb; classes suspended after riot

by in Media Statements on 31 August, 2015

All classes at the Elsenburg Agricultural College have been suspended until further notice after students yet again disrupted classes. EFF members arrived in mini busses and deprived students of their right to education along with a group of students studying at the college.