Category: Cala History and Community

THE NEVER-ENDING STRUGGLE OF FARM DWELLERS IN BEESTEKRAAL IN SAKHISIZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

  The struggle for farm dwellers continues 27 years into democracy as the farmers in the Beestekraal farming area disregard the various rights of farm dwellers. Beestekraal consists of about 31 farms that are since the 1980s owned by African farmers. Some of the farmers are beneficiaries of land reform as they were offered the…
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29th May 2021 0

PETITION BY SIYAZAKHA LAND RIGHTS MOVEMENT ON THE BAIL APPLICATION AND TRIAL OF THE KILLERS OF THE APRIL FAMILY IN BESTEEKRAAL FARMS IN THE SAKHISIZWE MUNICIPAL AREA.

TO: THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS STOP THE ATTACK ON FAMWORKERS, DWELLWERS NOW!!! JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL!!! 18/02/2021   We, the undersigned residents, farm dwellers and workers of the 26 Besteekral farms in the Sakhisizwe Municipal Area who organise themselves under the banner of the Siyazakha Land Rights Movement make this submission to the state/ prosecutor…
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21st February 2021 0

LETTER TO THE EASTERN CAPE MEC OF TRANSPORT

Cala Bridge Setting the Scene PDF Ms W Tikana-Gxothiwe MEC: Transport, Safety & Liaison P/B X0057 BISHO 5605 Dear Honourable MEC Unsafe and Collapsing Bridge at Tsengiwe Location, Cala, Eastern Cape It is with the utmost respect that I am writing you this letter just over 12 years since the aftermath of the bridge tragedy…
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20th January 2021 0

CIVIL SOCIETY CONDEMNS THE BRUTAL MURDER OF MRS AND MR APRIL IN DRAAIFONTEIN FARM, SAKHISIZWE

07 DECEMBER 2020 The Cala University Students Association (CALUSA), Siyazakha Land and Development Forum as well as Inyanda National Land Movement mourn the brutal and senseless murder of Mrs Nontembiso (56) and Mr Takayina April (66). They were gunned down by two unmasked men while working in their garden on the morning of Friday 4…
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8th December 2020 0

RE: REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION IN THE SAKHISIZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN TERMS OF CONSTITUTION SECTION 139

Ref: A Scher Letter to COGTA Minister re Sakhisizwe District Municipality 9.9.2020 TO: Honourable Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs Care of: Ms Mandisa Mbele & Ms Pamela Salusalu By Email: MandisaMB@cogta.gov.za & PamelaS@cogta.gov.za AND TO: Honourable President Mr Cyril Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Care…
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5th October 2020 0

FINAL LETTER CONCERNING PAIA APPLICATION

The Acting Municipal Manager Sakhisizwe Local Municipality Cala 5455   04 August 2020   Dear Mr Basil Mase Re: Outstanding Documents in Our PAIA application   We refer to our letter dated 15 July 2020 wherein we acknowledged receipt of some of the documents we requested in terms of our  PAIA application that we lodged…
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6th August 2020 0

CALUSA LETTER TO MUNICIPAL MANAGER – PAIA APPLICATION

The Acting Municipal Manager Sakhisizwe Local Municipality   15 July 2020   Dear Mr Mase   RE: Documents requested in terms of the PAIA application   This serves to acknowledge receipt of documentation requested in terms of our PAIA application lodged on 29 August 2019 which you hand-delivered to our offices on 15 June 2020.…
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17th July 2020 0

CALUSA & MR B HOLOMISA JOINT COMPLAINT TO THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC PROTECTOR

The Office of the Public Protector Private Bag X677, PRETORIA 0001 03 July 2020 Dear Advocate Mkhwebane Investigating irregularities in decision to move patients to Mioca Lodge and non-compliance with disaster management regulations   CALUSA is a developmental non-governmental organisation based in Cala, within the jurisdiction of the Sakhisizwe Local Municipality, Eastern Cape (“the Municipality”).…
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3rd July 2020 0

EASTERN CAPE PREMIER RESPONDS TO SAKHISIZWE CIVIL SOCIETY’S REQUEST FOR DRASTIC INTERVENTION IN THE GOVERNANCE OF SAKHISIZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Letter to Wits University Centre for Applied Legal Studies – Sakhisizwe Local Municipality 24.6.2020 Eastern Cape Premier Responds to Sakhisizwe Civil Society’s request for drastic intervention in the governance of Sakhisizwe Local Municipality 26 June 2020 The University of  Witwatersand’s Centre for Applied Legal Studies(CALS), acting on behalf of CALUSA and the Sakhisizwe Civil Society…
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26th June 2020 0

REPORT BACK – VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE MEC OF COGTA AND CALUSA DELEGATIONS: 11 JUNE 2020

  REPORT BACK – VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE MEC OF COGTA AND CALUSA DELEGATIONS: 11 JUNE 2020 AGENDA The agenda was circulated in the whatsapp groups used by members of the Sakhisizwe Civil Society Structures Forum (Forum) and posted on the CALUSA website. It was adopted at the meeting with a minor change that the…
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19th June 2020 0