Petition to stop Western Cape illegal land invasions

Theewaterskloof Municipal area is a focus of such invasions. In 2016 a piece of land of the National Department of Public Works was invaded. This resulted in the Siyayanzela informal area. This year another piece of land of the National Department of Public Works was invaded. It resulted in the establishment of Knoflokskraal.

Only after more than 1 000 structures were developed and occupied on the Knoflokskraal the National Department showed limited intent to prevent further invasions. Only landowners, who obtained court orders, can implement such orders. Municipalities has no legal rights to do so.

The outcome of land invasions are community instability, deteriorating municipal financial and service delivery sustainability, the jumping of the queue to obtain housing opportunities, the ruining of housing projects and the creation of ungovernable environments. 

In the past, several municipalities in the Western Cape succeeded to stop invasion on their land. They did it through exercising relevant court orders and with the assistance of the Red Ants and the SAPS.

On state land, the National Department of Public Works could have done the same with the support and expertise of municipalities.

The Democratic Alliance’s approach illegal land invasion is based on six pillars:

  • All land invasions must be opposed without fear or favour of respective groups and cultures; and all measures must be taken to ensure that the people’s right to housing opportunities are protected.
  • All measures must be forced down to compel other landowners to effectively protect their properties from land invasions.
  • All measures must be taken to ensure that the utilisation of state land adheres to lawful and orderly conduct.
  • All measures must be taken to protect the right of residents and the party will fight for the rights of people who have been on housing waiting lists for decades.
  • The party will not allow the municipalities where it governs to be bullied into the provision of services to areas where the National Government failed to secure their land against invasions.
  • The party will approach the courts to force National Government to activate its interdicts against land invasions.

Sign this petition to show your support.

Help us protect your ownership rights

The ruling ANC national government’s latest effort to expropriate land without compensation is to change the part of the South African Constitution that protects your property rights via the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill.

This does not just threaten the rights of land owners. The ANC’s proposal would undermine your right to own all kinds of property – be it a car or a house, or even intellectual property.

This ill-advised proposal also does nothing to help landless South Africans who have been let down by the ANC’s failing land reform programme. It only serves to bring about more uncertainty.

Effective land reform is possible without undermining the Constitution.

The DA continues to work towards the settlement of all land restitution cases, release of state land for land reform purposes, increased support to farmers and transference of title deeds – among other interventions.

Lekwa’s appointed administrator must provide a comprehensive turnaround solution to the electricity problem affecting our Municipality

We, the undersigned residents of Lekwa Local Municipality petitions the appointed administrator (Johann Mettler) overseeing Lekwa Local Municipality to intervene and help solve the ongoing electricity woes which have now caused violent protests in our community. 

Basic services such as electricity and energy, water and sanitation, refuse and waste removal are critical services to improve the lives of people.

When the national government intervened in Lekwa Local Municipality, which was faced by a number of service delivery issues, we were under the impression that the appointment of the administrator will help solve the electricity crisis.  Hence, we call on the administrator to provide a comprehensive turnaround solution to the electricity problem that affects our Lekwa.

It is unacceptable to be without electricity during this cold winter.

Lekwa’s appointed Administrator must provide a comprehensive turnaround solution to the electricity problem affecting our municipality

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.