Support the DA’s Community Safety Bill

The DA’s Gauteng Community Safety Oversight Bill is the only solution to improve policing, fight crime and ensure that the recent violent unrest does not happen again in our province.

If passed, the Bill would:

  • Give provincial government oversight over the police.
  • Appoint a Provincial Police Ombudsman to resolve complaints and ensure effective policing.
  • Drastically improve police intelligence in Gauteng.
  • Support neighbourhood watches to help fight crime.
  • Provide directives for the establishment of community police forums and boards.

Sign this petition calling on Members of the Gauteng Legislature to support this bill, regardless of political affiliation.

This is the only viable solution to ensuring a safe and secure Gauteng, where lives and livelihoods are protected.

Sign this petition to show your support for the bill.

 

Let us clean up Gauteng

The criminal looting and property damage that has taken place in Gauteng has left many businesses and communities with damaged and broken infrastructure. 

If you know of any clean-up operations co-ordinated by communities that need assistance and supplies, please provide them in the form field and we will post them on our social media.

By working together, communities will rebuild Gauteng and restore peace and stability!

Help end the looting and violence

The criminal looting and property damage taking place in Gauteng is killing our local economy and placing workers in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed. 

We cannot allow for this to happen! 

Help law enforcement officers to deal with these opportunistic acts of criminality by reporting any instance of violence in Gauteng. 

Coordinated action between the police (SAPS), the army (SANDF), Metro Police and any other security services is the best solution to prevent any further damage to the livelihoods of innocent South Africans who have no desire to be a part of criminal looting and property damage.

We cannot allow chaos and criminality to continue unabated. 

DA Abroad: Petition to consider retention of South African citizenship applications

The South African government’s ‘retention of citizenship’ service has been closed since March 2020, leaving South African citizens who wish to take on a second nationality no way to retain their South African citizenship in the process.

Section 6(2) of the Citizenship Act 88 of 1995 states that: “Any person referred to in subsection (1) may, prior to his or her loss of South African citizenship in terms of this section, apply to the Minister to retain his or her South African citizenship, and the Minister may, if he or she deems it fit, order such retention.” 

In the absence of a mechanism through Home Affairs offices to make such application we, citizens of the Republic of South Africa, hereby directly apply to the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, in terms of Section 6(2) of the Citizenship Act 88 of 1995 to grant such retention of citizenship.

We further call on the Minister to create an email mechanism whereby such applications can be made until such time as the retention of citizenship service is reopened at Home Affairs offices and consulates, embassies, missions abroad.

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)