ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRIFORUM

Farm murders on the rise - AfriForum

2015-01-15 16:02
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A total of 67 people have been murdered on farms across South Africa in 2014, AfriForum says.

Farm murders not racial - Cele

2015-01-13 13:18
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Attacks on farms, which often result in the murder of farm owners, had nothing to do with the victims' race, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele says.

Matric pass rate less than 45%, says AfriForum

2015-01-06 09:00
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The matric pass rate is less than 45% when considering how few of the pupils who enrolled in Grade One in 2003 wrote matric last year, AfriForum says.

AfriForum lays charges against Malema

2014-12-17 17:26
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AfriForum has laid criminal charges against EFF leader Julius Malema for his land grab comments at the party's congress in Bloemfontein.

Limpopo councillors physically removed

2014-11-05 13:19

Nine former councillors from Limpopo's Mogalakwena municipality had to be removed from council premises after refusing to leave, police say.

EFF: AfriForum defending racists

2014-10-23 16:05
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The Economic Freedom Fighters have lambasted AfriForum for defending “racists” after the civil rights organisation released a video supposedly showing EFF leader Julius Malema assaulting a man.

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Civil-rights organisation AfriForum released CCTV footage of the incident which, according to them, happened on August 6 at 2.45am at a fast-food outlet in Tzaneen. Watch.

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Power to stay on in Free State

2014-10-03 22:39

Electricity supply to three Free State municipalities which owe power utility Eskom R736m will stay on.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

 

Cele misleading public about farm murders - AfriForum

2015-01-13 22:22
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Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele is misleading the public when he said farm murders had nothing to do with race, AfriForum says.

Three die in Free State farm attacks

2015-01-12 21:27
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Three people have been killed in two separate attacks on farms in the Free State. One of the victims was found inside a burnt house.

AfriForum gets own 911 number

2014-12-29 06:00
132 comments

Civil rights organisation AfriForum has launched a 24-hour crisis line where members can report crime and other emergencies.

AfriForum condemns 'racist' Dan Roodt

2014-11-13 14:18

Civil rights organisation AfriForum has come out in condemnation of activist Dan Roodt over comments he made in a clip on US comedy series The Daily Show four years ago.

AfriForum: ANC emotional about gun laws

2014-10-31 16:16
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The ANC-led government's intention to introduce amendments to the Firearms Control Act is an emotional reaction, AfriForum says.

Malema: Man at fast food outlet was a bully

2014-10-23 13:10
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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says he was “attending to a bully” when he was caught on CCTV footage having an altercation with a man at a fast food outlet in Limpopo.

AfriForum to lay assault charges against Malema

2014-10-23 11:25
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Criminal charges will be laid against EFF leader Julius Malema for allegedly assaulting a Limpopo man at a fast food outlet, AfriForum says.

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
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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
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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
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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.

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