Ahead of this year’s Local Government Elections, the One South Africa Movement, in partnership with the Centre for Good Governance in Africa and others, brings to you an exciting and informative workshop entitled “Electoral Reform for Community Based Governance”.
The workshop will be facilitated by renowned governance experts and academics from across South Africa, and will both inspire and equip communities to take back power and bring about community led governance in towns and cities across the country.
Our democracy and our Constitution is stronger than this virus. All across Africa and around the world, dozens of elections have occurred since the outbreak of COVID-19. There is a tried and tested model for holding elections freely, fairly and safely.
We must not sacrifice our Constitution and our democracy because of this virus. The people need to be empowered to speak and vote out this government that continues to ruin South Africa’s economy, fail to create jobs and fail to support people during this pandemic. Our failing, bankrupt and delinquent municipalities can wait no longer.
The deadline to sign this petition is Friday, 3 September!
It’s time we cut out political parties – the unnecessary middleman – and restore the intended direct relationship between communities and government through #DirectElections
Our innovative offer empowers independent candidates to stand for election in various wards, whilst also registering as a group of independent candidates to gain the benefit of the proportional representation (PR) vote. This model gives communities the power to take back control of their own destiny from political parties and install citizen-led governments in their municipalities.
It’s time for the government to be controlled by citizen-led organizations and competent individuals – citizens who are honest, equipped and passionate about delivering basic services in a financially prudent and responsible manner.
This year, OSA will support a cohort of independent candidates, chosen by their communities to stand for election as ward councillors in this year’s Local Government Elections.
OSA’s focus will be on supporting, training, equipping and campaigning for OSA endorsed independents in wards and municipalities throughout the country. These will be independent candidates of their community, supported by the people, focused on delivering for the people. Those applying ought to espouse ethical leadership and be held in high esteem by members of their community.
To this end, we would like to invite submissions from activists and all South Africans recommending candidates that One South Africa might support.
Petitioning Minister of Basic Education, President of South Africa.
Let’s not gamble with our children’s lives.
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