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AFRIFORUM

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South Africa

ActionSA’s Senate Addresses South Africa’s Coalition and Governance Issues in Two-Day Session

To South Africa, where ActionSA's Senate held a two-day session to address calls from Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni councillors about the party's coalition relationships and its role in stabilising governance. Spokesperson, Samkelo Mgobozi says the party is committed to not partnering with the ANC, however, emphasised the party's intent to ensure effective service delivery:  

todayJuly 22, 2024 6

South Africa

AfriForum Challenges Appointment of Former Judge John Hlophe to South Africa’s Judicial Services Commission

In S.A, AfriForum has initiated legal proceedings to challenge the National Assembly’s appointment of former impeached judge-president John Hlophe to the Judicial Services Commission. The civil rights organisation argues Hlophe's appointment is irrational and unlawful given his previous misconduct. AfriForum CEO, Kallie Kriel says the Constitutional Court is being petitioned to address this matter as it has exclusive jurisdiction over the case:  

todayJuly 22, 2024 9

South Africa

S.A’s AfriForum Asserts No Politician Is Above the Law Amid Malema Trial

    S.A's AfriForum maintains that no politician is above the law as EFF leader Julius Malema and co-accused Adriaan Snyman stand trial in the East London Regional Court. Community Safety spokesperson Jacques Broodryk criticized Malema's shifting defense and cited expert opinions disputing the use of blanks or a toy gun at an EFF rally. Broodryk also highlighted Snyman's past misconduct with firearms, stressing the need for justice to prevail.

todayJune 21, 2024 6

South Africa

AfriForum in South Africa Prepares 134 Observers and 170 Neighborhood Watches for Election Period

South Africa's AfriForum has confirmed its 134 observers and 170 neighborhood watches are ready for the election period. Community Safety spokesperson Jacques Broodryk says they will closely monitor polling stations and remain on high alert for potential violence. In addition Broodryk says the AfriForum's air wing, with over 40 drones, is also on standby to gather live information and track suspects:  

todayMay 28, 2024 28

South Africa

Farm Attacks: S.A’s AfriForum Reports 49 Murders in 2023

AfriForum’s annual report on farm attacks and murders shows 49 farm murders in 296 attacks during 2023. Chief spokesperson for Community Safety, Jacques Broodryk, says this is approximately one murder per week. Broodryk has criticised the government and the SAPS for its double standards in preventing and investigating such crimes. He urges the government to form a special ministerial task team to address farm murders:  

todayMay 21, 2024 25

South Africa

S.A’s AfriForum says citizens must be prepared for a healthcare crisis brought about by the National Health Insurance

S.A's AfriForum says citizens must be prepared for a healthcare crisis brought about by the National Health Insurance. The civil rights organisation hosted an NHI conference in Pretoria with several guests including economist Dawie Roodt and Unity Health CEO Vernon Chorn. Roodt believes the overall privatisation of the South African health industry is the only workable alternative to NHI. AfriForum’s, Louis Boshoff, says they once again urge president Cyril Ramaphosa […]

todayMay 7, 2024 18

South Africa

S.A’s AfriForum’s legal team has urged president Cyril Ramaphosa to reconsider the Expropriation Bill’s constitutionality

S.A's AfriForum's legal team has urged president Cyril Ramaphosa to reconsider the Expropriation Bill's constitutionality by sending it back to Parliament. This follows its approval by the National Council of Provinces. AfriForum's head of Public Relations, Ernst van Zyl, emphasises the need to prevent government from having unchecked power over property. He says the bill threatens private property rights in South Africa:  

todayApril 19, 2024 13

South Africa

SA’s AfriForum is ready to launch a legal challenge if the country’s Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill is passed into law

SA's AfriForum is ready to launch a legal challenge if the country's Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill is passed into law. The bill amends sections of the South African Schools Act of 1996 to respond to administrative and governance problems in schools, and to transform the education system as a whole. AfriForum’s, Alana Bailey, says it is clear that the Bela Bill is undesirable and impracticable.  

todayApril 10, 2024 15

South Africa

SA’s Rand Water Prevails in Court Against AfriForum’s Attempt to Halt Water Supply Reduction

AfriForum's court action to prevent Rand Water from reducing water supply to seven municipalities owing over three billion rand has been unsuccessful. AfriForum had applied to the High Court in Pretoria to order Rand Water to restore full water supply to the affected municipalities, citing far-reaching implications for the communities. The municipalities, located in Gauteng, Free State, and Mpumalanga, face reduced supply due to outstanding debts. Rand Water welcomes the […]

todayMarch 28, 2024 7

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