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Changing the rules of engagement with regard to countering the poaching of rhino in SA

  2nd February 2015   The Honourable Ministers of Police, Defence and Veterans and Justice and Correctional services, RE: Changing the Rules of Engagement with regard to countering the poaching of rhino in SA We write to you at the request of the Minister of Environmental Affairs, the Honourable Edna Molewa, who concurs in our […]

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Fracking in the Karoo - Accountability

Fracking In The Karoo – A Scary Story

  A novel but functional alliance has been created between Afriforum and the well- known international prize winning lobby group called Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TAG). The similarity in acronym with the better know Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) grouping that succeeded in weaning the South African government off AIDS denialism and into the state […]

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A Capital Design Made In The Design Capital

Meeting herbalist Xoma Ayobi is a peculiarly South African experience. When his neighbours in Hangberg, the fishing village part of Hout Bay, were temporarily relocated in a soulless line of wood and iron structures so that new housing could be built, Ayobi refused to move, with good reason too. He has a couple of horses, […]

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Homelessness In The New South Africa

The lot of street people, street children, collectively “the homeless” is a terrible and hard-to-face indictment of the caring, compassionate and human rights oriented ethos of the new dispensation in South Africa. Those living in doorways, under bridges, on pavements and in abandoned buildings have a hard life. The indignity of it all cries out […]

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Complaint to Public Protector Regarding Maladministration on the Part of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

Complaint letter from IFAISA addressed to the Public Protector : dated 16th May 2013 Letters to and from the IEC before complaint to Public Protector regarding maladministration on the part of the IEC: Letter from IFAISA addressed to the Chairperson of the IEC : dated 18th February 2013 Letter from the IEC addressed to IFAISA […]

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Herding cats

Session one of the long awaited Western Province Animal Summit has come and gone. So overwhelming was the response to invitations that the first session was devoted to issues concerning domestic animals only (it did not touch on farm animals though, for reasons which remain obscure). A second session for wild animals will follow on […]

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Excess domestic animals

The City of Cape Town is once again advertising ‘Grant in Aid’ funding for the removal of animal carcasses, but continues to refuse funding for animal sterilisation in disadvantaged areas. Mass animal sterilisation is the only permanent and fiscally responsible solution to domestic animal overpopulation and its attending consequences, which includes but is certainly not […]

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