ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRIFORUM

Official languages case dismissed

2014-09-17 16:55

A legal bid to have legislation published in all official languages has been dismissed by the Equality Court in Cape Town.

No racism complaint laid - university

2014-09-15 22:11

No complaint has been laid about an alleged racist incident that happened outside a University of Pretoria residence.

NWU student: Racist attacked me

2014-09-09 10:00

A man has been arrested for assault after allegedly attacking a student in an apparent racist incident at the weekend.

Fracking pollutes drinking water: TKAG

2014-09-01 13:35

Government must stop the legislative process underway to regulate shale gas exploration until it has considered all the evidence, the Treasure Karoo Action Group says.

Activist: Publish laws in all 11 languages

2014-08-19 10:25

The government has been taken to the Equality Court in a bid to get it to publish legislation in all 11 official languages.

Oil giant to drill off Durban coastline

2014-08-03 11:20

Environmentalists in KwaZulu-Natal are up in arms over ExxonMobil's plans to drill for oil and gas off Durban's southern coastline.

Zuma must halt fracking in Karoo - TKAG, AfriForum

2014-07-22 12:49

President Jacob Zuma has been given 30 days to halt the issuing of exploration licences for fracking in the Karoo, the Treasure Karoo Action Group and AfriForum say.

SAHRC identify need for hearings on farm attacks

2014-07-02 14:37

The SA Human Rights Commission says there is a strong need for its planned public hearings to address safety and security on farms.

AfriForum submits opinion on secrecy bill

2014-07-01 15:25

AfriForum has submitted new legal opinion on the protection of state information bill to President Jacob Zuma to address various concerns, deputy CEO Ernst Roets says.

Release water quality reports: AfriForum

2014-06-25 11:52

The water affairs department should publish overdue water quality reports because people have the right to know, AfriForum says.

Education network to oppose NWU legal challenge

2014-06-19 21:30

The Higher Education Transformation Network says it will join planned litigation in the Equality Court by AfriForum regarding transformation at the North West University.

Madonsela to probe R2bn 'Zumaville'

2014-05-22 17:37
170 comments

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is set to probe the development of a R2bn town in President Jacob Zuma's home village of Nkandla.

Dismay over few overseas voting stations

2014-04-29 21:39

AfriForum says it is dismayed by the number of international voting stations available for South Africans living overseas.

Two held for AfriForum recruitment leak

2014-04-25 11:58

A father and son have arrested for allegedly uploading recordings to the internet from the AfriForum recruitment call centre, the lobby group CEO Kallie Kriel says.

Quotas will not be imposed

2014-04-23 18:46
130 comments

A 60-40 quota favouring black players would not be imposed on anybody, sport minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed.

Mangaung faces water shortage

2014-04-11 22:31

Some households in the Mangaung metro could run out of water in the next four months if restrictions were ignored, lobby group AfriForum has said.

Sport quotas to be opposed

2014-04-08 18:21
97 comments

A rights organisation and trade union Solidarity say they will oppose sport minister Fikile Mbalula’s new quota plan.

AfriForum looks into fracking corruption

2014-04-04 15:22

AfriForum has expressed deep concerns over the fact that an Australian company has been given certain rights in the Karoo, rights that were possibly obtained underhandedly.

Call to privatise electricity management

2014-03-12 07:22

Privatising electricity management will solve some of the country's energy woes, according to civil rights organisation AfriForum.

AfriForum to test water quality

2014-02-18 16:54

Civil rights group AfriForum has launched its own blue and green drop branch project to test water quality in South Africa.

Farmer shot dead in Eastern Cape

2014-01-15 14:42
146 comments

A man has been shot dead in a farm attack in Barkly East in the Eastern Cape, police say.

ANC prioritises Pretoria name change

2013-12-30 11:11
222 comments

The ANC has placed changing Pretoria's name high on its list of priorities for 2014, according to a report.

Dept ordered to submit names to AfriForum

2013-11-08 22:31

The names of municipal employees dismissed for misconduct or who resigned before the end of disciplinary processes against them must be submitted to AfriForum, a court has ruled.

English-only comments distorted - Jansen

2013-10-02 13:01
178 comments

UFS rector Professor Jonathan Jansen says his comments that English should be used as the medium of education, and that exclusively Afrikaans schools are a threat to race relations, were distorted.

Environment could pay price for proposed new laws

2013-09-23 14:25

AfriForum says a proposed split of environmental duties between the departments of environmental affairs and minerals could favour mining over conservation.

 

Farmers prefer private security to SAPS

2014-09-16 18:22

Farmers prefer using private security services because of their low level of trust in the SA Police Service, according to AgriSA.

Widow wants death sentence for farm murderers

2014-09-15 14:49
126 comments

A woman whose husband was killed in a farm attack two-and-a-half years ago has called for the reinstatement of the death penalty at public hearings.

AfriForum: Five farm murders in August

2014-09-03 21:16

There have been five farm murders in South Africa in August, civil rights group AfriForum says.

AfriForum opens case against ANC

2014-08-28 19:38
111 comments

AfriForum has opened a case against ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and his deputy Jessie Duarte for allegedly contravening the Public Protector Act.

Hate speech pamphlets found at NWU - rights group

2014-08-05 05:00

Pamphlets inciting violence against Afrikaans people are being circulated at the North West University, AfriForum Youth says.

Lodge owner found stabbed to death

2014-07-30 19:24
96 comments

A 59-year-old British woman who owned a game lodge near Thabazimbi, Limpopo, has been murdered.

Municipality ordered to restore water to schools

2014-07-08 21:20

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that water supply to schools in Vanderbijlpark be reconnected.

SAHRC set to hold hearing on farm murders

2014-07-02 12:41

AfriForum says the SA Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing about farm murders, following a request to look into the matter.

Gauteng school wins language battle

2014-06-26 05:00
77 comments

Afrikaans will be the medium of instruction at Fochville High School following a settlement between the school and the Gauteng education department.

Criminal case opened over Bloemhof water crisis

2014-06-20 13:43

Residents of Bloemhof in the North West have opened a criminal case against former municipal manager following a water contamination crisis that claimed the lives of three babies.

Alleged farm attackers to seek bail

2014-05-26 20:46

Three men accused of murdering a Free State farmer and his wife are expected to apply for bail.

Residents must protect themselves - AfriForum

2014-05-17 11:30

Residents of Boschkop and Cullinan, east of Pretoria, should safeguard themselves because police are absent in their areas, civil rights group AfriForum says.

AfriForum accredited as election observer

2014-04-24 13:04

AfriForum has been accredited as an independent observer for the 7 May elections, the lobby group says.

Eskom acting CEO not eyeing top job

2014-04-17 05:30

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila is not interested in a permanent role to head the power utility, says chairperson Zola Tsotsi.

Bloemfontein may run dry

2014-04-09 08:44

Bloemfontein will have run out of water by September this year according to a water report based in Mangaung.

AfriForum rep detained after witnessing sewage spill

2014-04-08 12:11

A community co-ordinator for AfriForum has been detained for trespassing at the Nketoana local municipality in the Free State after he says he witnessed a sewage spillage.

Experts: SA will face water shortages

2014-04-04 13:25

South Africa is going to face water challenges due to insufficient catchment infrastructure, according to environmental experts.

AfriForum water project is 'misleading'

2014-02-18 23:00

AfriForum's project to test water quality in South Africa is misleading the public, the department of water affairs says.

AfriForum lays complaint with HPCSA

2014-01-25 05:00
127 comments

A complaint has been laid with the Health Professions Council of SA against former Surgeon General Vejaynand Ramlakan and KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

AfriForum: Resolve education problems

2014-01-07 07:13

Until the problems plaguing the education sector were resolved, celebrating a supposedly increasing matric pass rate remained a "political spin exercise", AfriForum has said.

Huge opposition to McBride choice

2013-11-12 16:15
257 comments

Opposition parties have criticised a decision to recommend former Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride as head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Thaba Chweu taps run dry

2013-10-20 22:01

The crumbling Thaba Chweu local municipality in Mashishing, Mpumalanga, is in the throes of a water shortage after pumps broke down.

AfriForum seeks Loftus boycott

2013-09-27 11:03
405 comments

Loftus Versfeld should be boycotted due to the Blue Bulls Rugby Union implementing a quota system, says AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel.

Tshwane to challenge street name ruling

2013-09-20 11:38
79 comments

The Supreme Court of Appeal has granted the Tshwane metro leave to appeal against a previous ruling on street names, according to a report.

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