EThekwini’s Golden Mile, Umhlanga Promenade and Wilson’s Wharf form part of Durban’s famous tourism offering. These beautiful attractions have been left to deteriorate as a result of regular sewage spills, environmental pollution and poor infrastructure maintenance.
We call on eThekwini Municipality and Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to urgently attend to the following issues to save Durban’s tourism economy:
Regular Maintenance of sewage infrastructure: manholes, receiving drains, pump stations, stormwater overflows and screening chambers
Regular refuse collection by Durban Solid Waste (DSW) at Wilson’s Wharf, the Golden Mile and Umhlanga Promenade to avoid overflow of refuse into water-courses
Increased civic education on the disposal of fat and refuse into stormwater drains
Street light maintenance at Wilson’s Wharf to reduce illegal dumping and to promote the safety of the area
Illegal Dumping enforcement: erection of no dumping signs and monitoring
For eThekwini Municipality to foster working relationships with all relevant stakeholders for effective harbour management
Maintenance and fitment of metal mesh on all ducts leading into the harbour that are used to trap refuse
Since the ANC government took over, Johannesburg-owned and operated ambulances have gone from a fleet of 101 ambulances to zero. This is also thanks to the ANC Gauteng Provincial Government’s Provincialisation of Ambulances Programme that was accepted by the ANC Johannesburg government, and has sadly affected the poor in the informal townships who are unable to afford private medical services.
In June 2019, the DA administration in Johannesburg delivered 42 brand new state-of-the-art ambulances to EMS, boosting its fleet by 72% to 101 ambulances. This meant that each fire station across the City received at least one new ambulance, with many new ambulances allocated to fire stations in townships.
Most Johannesburg residents are unable to afford private medical care or ambulance services, and their only hope in an emergency is for the City to dispatch an ambulance that should arrive within 15 minutes. Instead of working towards this life-or-death goal, the City has turned EMS into empty fire stations with no fire engines or ambulances.
It is critical that the ANC-led City of Johannesburg immediately applies for its own operating licence from the provincial government so that the lives of residents can be saved!
Sign our petition to force the City of Johannesburg to get our ambulances back!
Knysna Waste By Rail is situated next to an ecological sensitive estuary, in the central business district. The facility is prone to breakdowns leading to a backlog of the waste being processed or removed from the site, causing health concerns. The area has become a haven for criminals and vagrants alike. It down grades all the surrounding properties, reducing their value, not to mention it being unsightly.
It is time for Knysna Municipality to address all the issues that surround this facility. We hereby ask that the following interventions be taken by Knysna Municipality.
All vagrants be removed from the property, and kept off/away.
The unused rail trucks be removed
The entire property fenced.
Security measures put in place to control access to the property and safeguard it from criminal activities.
After Hours drop off facility to be put in place, that can’t be accessed by vagrants.
Signage to inform the public not to give donations to the vagrants.
Plans containing when, where and how to implement the moving of the facility out of the CBD to a more suitable property or facility.
The residents of Knysna and DA is calling on the Acting Municipal Manager to urgently take the necessary steps to implement our requests.
We the undersigned residents of uMngeni Municipality are ready for change!
The October local government elections provide us with an opportunity to change the direction of our municipality and to put a capable, efficient, and caring government in place.
The attempts by the ANC and its partners, the EFF, to postpone the elections are being pursued because they know that the residents of uMngeni want change NOW!
South Africans queue safely for groceries, car licenses and pensions etc. There is no reason why we cannot join over one hundred countries and territories, including neighbouring Zambia, and host safe elections during the coronavirus pandemic too.
We the undersigned residents of uMngeni want the elections to take place as planned and to be given the opportunity to put a new government in place.