Petition to end prolonged water cuts in Rustenburg

Residents of Rustenburg Local Municipality experience constant water cuts due to the Municipality’s failure to provide a consistent supply of bulk water services – a crisis that the Municipality and Magalies Water deny and downplay.

Enough is enough!

Access to water is a basic human right, and with a rising coronavirus infection rate it is more important than ever for residents to be able to wash their hands regularly and curb the spread of the virus. 

Sign our petition to force Rustenburg Local Municipality to ensure a consistent and uninterrupted supply of clean water.

Petition to keep Germiston residents safe

As crime soars, the government has cut funding to the police by a staggering R5 850 139 billion! Sign this petition for an urgent investigation into the increase in crime and the lack of sector police officers and vehicles.

The defunding of the police by a staggering R5 850 139 billion has compromised their ability to combat crime in Germiston.

Violent crime is skyrocketing across Germiston.

Murder is up 77.8%, rape is up 37.5%, attempted murder is up by 450% and carjacking is up 77.8%!

Enough is Enough, it is time that ALL of Germiston unites.

Send a strong and clear message to Parliament and the Minister of Police that we, the residents of Germiston, will not tolerate the defunding of the police and the subsequent horrific increase in crime.

The DA is calling on the Portfolio Committee to urgently investigate the increase in crimes and the lack of sector police officers and vehicles.

Sign this petition to show your support.

Petition to keep Bedfordview residents safe

As crime soars, the government has cut funding to the police by a staggering R5 850 139 billion! Sign this petition for an urgent investigation into the increase in crime and the lack of sector police officers and vehicles.

The defunding of the police by a staggering R5 850 139 billion has compromised their ability to combat crime in Bedfordview.

Violent crime is skyrocketing across Bedfordview.

Attempted murder is up by 25%, robbery with aggravated circumstances is up by 18% and robbery at non-residential premises is up by 25%.

Bedfordview also appears twice in the top 30 crimes across the country, with truck jacking rated 9th and robbery at non-residential premises rated 25th.

Enough is Enough, it is time that ALL of Bedfordview unites!

Send a strong and clear message to Parliament and the Minister of Police that we, the residents of Bedfordview, will not tolerate the defunding of the police and the subsequent horrific increase in crime.

The DA is calling on the Portfolio Committee to urgently investigate the increase in crimes and the lack of sector police officers and vehicles.

Sign this petition to show your support.

Petition for better policing in Benoni

Due to a shortage of police vehicles and a shortage of manpower, crime has escalated in Benoni.

Crime is on the rise: sexual assault: 18, commercial crime: 29, and property-related crime: 23.

Other major crimes in the area include illegal mining, attempted murder, murder, hijacking, burglaries at businesses and houses, and theft of motor vehicles!

The Benoni Police Station is responsible for the safety of a vast area.

We need more police vehicles and manpower, as well as police kiosks to improve police visibility near businesses and outlying areas. 

Sign this petition.

Steve Tshwete Local Municipality must impose nuisance and public health by laws in Ward 14

Section 24 of the Constitution provides that everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing and to have the environment protected through reasonable legislative measures.

We, the undersigned residents of the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality in Ward 14 (Gholfsig, Clubville, Midlands Estate and Robertson Landgoed) urges the municipality to impose Nuisance and Public Health By-Laws without delay. The municipality needs to ensure that residents’ rights to live in a peaceful and harmonise environment is entrenched as stipulated in the constitution.

Hence the following matter is of concern:                                                                            

  1. The unacceptable loud noise and music that is played, which carry-on until the early hours of the morning.

An urgent solution must be reached to solve the aforementioned problem by law enforcements or by appointing a consultant to investigate and advise council/municipality on how to deal with offenders/wrong-doers and force them to obey the By-Laws of the municipality.                

Petisie om “self-verdediging” as rede vir vuurwapen-eienaarskap te behou

Stygende geweldsmisdaadsyfers en belaglike besnoeiings aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens (SAPD) se begroting het miljoene Suid-Afrikaners in ’n meer weerlose posisie as ooit tevore gelaat.

Indien die Minister van Polisie, Bheki Cele, daarin slaag om die drakoniese Wysingingswetsontwerp op Vuurwapens deur te voer sal dit ’n oorwinning wees vir die misdadigers wat alreeds bykans vrye teuels het om geweldsmisdade te pleeg.

Hierdie wet sal die laaste verdedigingslinie van miljoene wetsgehoorsame burgers af wegneem.

Teken hierdie petisie om by die SAPD se Burgerlike Sekretariaat aan te dring dat self-verdediging as ’n rede vir wapen-eienaarskap behou moet word.

(Lees meer oor die voorgestelde wetsontwerp hier: Wysingswetsontwerp)

Petition to remove Rand West Municipality’s corrupt mayor and speaker

The DA will fight to the end to ensure that this delinquent pair is removed from the municipality in the interest of residents, and has tabled urgent motions of no confidence in delinquent Rand West City mayor and speaker.

Mayor Brenda Mahuma has been constantly absent and her office is redundant. She has turned a blind eye to the ongoing allegations of maladministration in the Municipality.

Under her watch, the fruitless and wasteful expenditure at the Municipality has ballooned to over R1.5 billion and sewer, and roads and stormwater systems have collapsed.

Speaker Violet Nqina-Mzondeki is reported to have improperly interfered to stop an important Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) report from being presented.

The Speaker has no business to disallow an MPAC report to be tabled, as this committee exercises oversight over the executive functionaries of council and ensures good governance in the municipality.

Sign this petition for their removal.

Petition to keep “self-defence” as a reason to possess a firearm

Rising rates of violent crime together with outrageous budget cuts to the South African Police Service (SAPS) have left millions of South Africans more vulnerable than ever before.

Should Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, succeed in getting the draconian draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill passed into law, it will be a victory for the criminals who already enjoy a licence to commit violent crime.

It will remove the last line of defence for millions of law-abiding South Africans.

Sign this petition to urge the Civilian Secretariat for Police to keep “self-defence” as a reason to possess a firearm.

(You can read more about the proposed new law here: draft amendment bill.)

Drop Eskom’s Reconnection Fees

The DA in Wards 47 and 48 are very concerned that the residents are experiencing challenges regarding their electricity supply due to disconnections and their inability to pay the reconnection fees.

The residents acknowledge that there have been bridging issues in the past but  understand the importance of paying for the services. However as the majority of residents survive on SASSA grants, the reconnection fees of R 6052.00 represents over three months worth of income, an amount that is unattainable for many residents.  

We therefore call on Eskom to meet with the residents to discuss the following:

  • Waiving the reconnection fee
  •  Installing pre-paid meter
  •   Investigating a flat rate for grant recipients for electricity

Urge the Gauteng Provincial Government to complete the Vereeniging Taxi-Rank.

This multimillion rand taxi rank was initially scheduled to be complete in 2015.

In December 2019, the Provincial Government announced that it would demolish the unfinished rank and replace it with a larger intermodal rank incorporating retail space, but today, seven years since construction started, there has been no development.

This incomplete rank stands testament to the incompetence of the ANC-led Gauteng provincial government.

Sign this petition to demand that the Gauteng Provincial Government urgently complete this taxi rank.