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ADVERT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE

The Cala University Students Association(CALUSA) invites interested party/ies to submit their applications to provide administrative support to the organisation for a period of 6 months. About the organisation: CALUSA is a developmental Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Cala, Eastern Cape. It was founded in 1983 and comprised of correspondence students enrolled at the University of…
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6th August 2020 0

REQUEST FOR INCLUSION OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Sakhisizwe Civil Society Forum letter to departments 23.4.2020 23 April 2020   To:  The Manager, Social Development           The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)           The Speaker, Sakhisizwe Local Municipality   Warm greetings   Request for inclusion of civil society   The Sakhisizwe Civil Society Structures Forum (henceforth The Forum) would like…
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24th April 2020 0

REQUEST FOR REASONS IN TERMS OF SECTION 5 OF THE PROMOTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE ACT 3 OF 2000 (“PAJA”)

CALUSA letter to Premier – PAJA request for reasons – final 21.4.2020 21 April 2020 To: The Premier, Eastern Cape Province Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, Mr And To: The Member of the Executive (MEC) Eastern Cape Department of Health The Superintendent General Eastern Cape Department of Health The Member of the Executive (MEC) Eastern Cape Department…
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21st April 2020 0

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON HEALTH CONCERNS IN CALA

Sakhisizwe Civil Society Structures Forum gravely concerned about the Eastern Cape Provincial Executive’s decision to quarantine 18 Suspected COVID-19 patients in Mioca Lodge, Cala Media Statement The Sakhisizwe Civil Society Structures Forum is a collective of NGO’s, ratepayers and residents associations and people’s organisations based in the two towns, villages and farms of Sakhisizwe municipal…
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16th April 2020 1

300 DAYS OF DETENTION FOR FARIBA ADELKHAH

Fariba is in danger. We must act urgently for her. We’ve been in lockdown for  days. Fariba Adelkhah, a researcher at the International Research Centre of Sciences Po Paris, has been in prison for 300 days in Iran. By posting her face on the websites of academic institutions and research teams in Europe and elsewhere,…
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5th April 2020 0

IMPACT OF MAKANA MUNICIPALITY CASE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

Marco Vieira Intern at the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) Brief This case note will consider the decision in Unemployed People’s Movement v Premier, Province of the Eastern Cape and Others (the Makana Municipality case). In particular, the potential impact that the case might have on enhancing the accountability of…
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9th March 2020 0

PROFESSOR LUNGISILE NTSEBEZA’S ACCEPTANCE TALK AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

  LEIDEN UNIVERSITY 7 FEBRUARY 2020 First and foremost, I wish to thank, unreservedly the Board of Deans, as well as the Doctorate Board for bestowing this Honorary Doctorate on me. I also want to thank Professor Jan-Bart Gewald, the Director of the African Studies Centre and his predecessor, Professor Ton Dietz for having so…
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11th February 2020 0

MUNICIPALITIES IN THE EASTERN CAPE IN CRISIS: The case of the Sakhisizwe Local Municipality

Contextual background Addressing Members of Parliament on 15 May 2018, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Zweli Mkhize lamented the state of the municipalities in South Africa, characterising 87 of the 283 municipalities as ‘dysfunctional’. In his words, there is a growing number of “municipalities which are becoming distressed or dysfunctional, including…
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31st October 2018 1

Through The Eyes of a Legend: Mxolisi “Cules” Mfundisi

Mxolisi Mfundisi joined Xhalanga Blues while he was still a learner at Arthur Tsengiswe “Dutch” School. Players, like Leader Mazaleni, who were at Cala High at the time, were the first to spot his talent. Mxolisi lived in the village called Tiwani and played at the school and not for a local club. He was…
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