user preferences

New Events

Southern Africa

no event posted in the last week

South Africa: Activists Demand End to Misappropriation of Funds and Wasteful Expenditure

category southern africa | community struggles | opinion / analysis author Thursday January 09, 2014 15:56author by Mzee - Tokologo African Anarchist Collective Report this post to the editors

Khutsong’s Corrupt Municipality

Once we stop thinking as individuals and start thinking as a working class group, change will become possible.

Our country’s conditions have gotten worse and worse in many ways. There is corruption, inequality and limited freedom for the masses. Someone has to stand up and say “Enough is enough! We need better education, more jobs and people-driven development plans.”

We are calling for change now!

Only people-driven and democratically-decided solutions based on solidarity and human well-being offer genuine ways out of the crisis.

These ways out must include resisting self-enriching politicians, and arrogant bosses. These politicians use their positions, and any information entrusted to them, to enrich themselves and to benefit improperly and personally.

To indicate some fraudulent activity in Khutsong: it will be remembered there was substantial damage during the massive 2006-2007 struggles to prevent the Khutsong (and Merafong) being transferred from Gauteng province.

The former Municipal Manager Mr E. M. Leseane, in his report to the “Strydom Loss Adjusters” for the “Khutsong Displaced Community Loss Adjusters and Assessment of Claims,” has shown that the municipal councilors displaced in the demarcation unrest have made exorbitant and fraudulent claims for damages to their property and household contents.

This is just one example. Community activists are calling for:

• All people involved in fraudulent and corrupt activities be charged;
• Action to be taken against municipal employees involved in awarding a tender for brick-making machinery without following proper procedures;
• Charges against two officials from the Department of Social Development involved in the disappearance of funds for a brick plant amounting to R1.4 million;
• The release of the Phandahawu forensic audit report that demonstrates a massive problem and corruption within the Merafong City Municipality.
There is a continuous waste of money in disciplinary cases against corrupt employees. This is consuming a lot of state funds: one case under review, F. Cariya vs Merafong Municipality, has cost R19 767.60 so far; the case of S, Gaeganelwe R126 616.38, and the case of the Municipal Manager, R616 791.19. And none of these cases have been won by municipality; hence they are under review.

Sooner rather than later, we can expect the government, in all spheres, to take measures to shift the burden of crisis onto the shoulders of the working class. Already workers and communities face even greater hardships.

For many working class and poor people, expectations have formed into impatience. Both workers and the community have signaled their dissatisfaction and frustration with the circumstances by resorting to strikes and protests.

Related Link:
This page can be viewed in
English Italiano Deutsch
Rojava: Mensaje urgente de un compañero anarquista en Afrin

Front page

[Colombia] Perspectivas sobre la primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales de Colombia 2018

Call for Solidarity with our Russian Comrades!

8 reasons anarchists are voting Yes to Repeal the hated 8th

Comunicado de CGT sobre la Nakba, 70 años de dolores para el Pueblo Palestino

[ZAD] Les expulsions ont commencé, la zad appelle à se mobiliser

Assassinato Político, Terrorismo de Estado: Marielle Franco, Presente!

La Huelga General del 8 de Marzo, un hito histórico

A intervenção federal no Rio de Janeiro e o xadrez da classe dominante

Halklarla Savaşan Devletler Kaybedecek

Σχετικά με τον εμπρησμό

Ciao, Donato!

[Uruguay] Ante el homicidio de un militante sindical: Marcelo Silvera

[Argentina] Terrorista es el Estado: Comunicado ante el Informe Titulado "RAM"

[Catalunya] Continuisme o ruptura. Sobre les eleccions del 21D

Reconnaissance par Trump de Jérusalem comme capitale d'Israël : de l'huile sur le feu qui brûle la Palestine

Noi comunisti anarchici/libertari nella lotta di classe, nell'Europa del capitale

Luttons contre le harcèlement et toutes les violences patriarcales !

The Old Man and the Coup

Hands off the anarchist movement ! Solidarity with the FAG and the anarchists in Brazil !

URGENTE! Contra A Criminalização, Rodear De Solidariedade Aos Que Lutam!

¡Santiago Maldonado Vive!

Catalunya como oportunidad (para el resto del estado)

La sangre de Llorente, Tumaco: masacre e infamia

Triem Lluitar, El 3 D’octubre Totes I Tots A La Vaga General

© 2005-2018 Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by [ Disclaimer | Privacy ]