Month: May 2020

XHALANGA PLOUGHING BACK: SOME PRELIMINARY THOUGHTS

XHALANGA PLOUGHING BACK: some preliminary thoughts Lungisile Ntsebeza   Background and Context These are some preliminary thoughts arising out of a request that I put on paper a “concept note” in which I elaborate on some of the points I made at the “thanks giving” ceremony in December last year. There are a number of…
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24th May 2020 0

TURNING THE COVID-19 DISASTER INTO PEOPLE-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT IN THE SAKHISIZWE MUNICIPAL AREA

Turning the Covid-19 Disaster into People-Driven Development in the Sakhisizwe Municipal Area   Preamble   There is little doubt that Covid-19 is a global disaster and that, if not controlled can be a calamity of the first magnitude. However, as will be shown below, the disaster also provides opportunities and spaces that can be utilized…
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19th May 2020 0

SAKHISIZWE CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR DRASTIC INTERVENTION IN GOVERNANCE OF SAKHISIZWE LM

Letter to Premier re Sakhisizwe Local Municipality 11.5.2020 13 May 2020   The Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Acting on Behalf of CALUSA and the Sakhisizwe Civil Society Structures Forum has written to the Premier of Eastern Cape and Cogta MEC, calling for them to invoke section 139(1) (c) of the Constitution by dissolving the…
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13th May 2020 0

CALUSA LETTER OF RESPONSE TO SAKHISIZWE LM – PAIA INTERNAL APPEAL

CALUSA Letter of response to Sakhisizwe LM – PAIA internal appeal 06.05.2020 06 May 2020   The Acting Municipal Manager Sakhisizwe Local Municipality Cala 5455 Dear Mr Basil Mase   RE: Response to your correspondence concerning our PAIA internal appeal   1. This serves as an acknowledgement of receipt of your email dated 04 May…
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6th May 2020 0

INTERNAL APPEAL FOR DEEMED REFUSAL – PAIA APPLICATION LODGED ON 29 AUGUST 2019

PAIA Appeal – 25 March 2020 25 March 2020   The Acting Municipal Manager Sakhisizwe Local Municipality Umtata Road Cala 5455   Dear Mr Basil Mase   Re: Internal appeal for deemed refusal – PAIA application lodged on 29 August 2019   This letter accompanies our internal appeal for deemed refusal of a request for…
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4th May 2020 0

SAKHISIZWE CIVIL SOCIETY – LETTER TO GUEST HOUSE OWNERS IN SAKHISIZWE

Sakhisizwe Civil Society – Letter to Guest house owners in Sakhsiziwe 01 May 2020   To:  Guest House and B & B Owners in the Sakhisizwe Municipal area    RE: Use of Guesthouses as quarantine facilities for covid-19 patients.   We, the Sakhisizwe Civil Society Structures Forum (hereafter the Forum), representing the organisations below, wish…
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1st May 2020 0