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23 January 2022

Collective call to stop attacks on migrants 

The calls made by several political parties and community activists to forcefully remove migrants from their homes, and to count the number of foreign nationals employed in South African restaurants, is profoundly disturbing. Actions such as these can easily escalate into the widespread xenophobic violence we saw in 2008 and in subsequent years. 

 

By Defend Our Democracy and partner organisations

19 January 2022

Statement Regarding Minister Sisulu

On 7 January 2022, Minister of Tourism Lindiwe Sisulu published an article in which she launched an extraordinary attack on South Africa’s justice system, its Constitution, and the judiciary. Although authored in her personal capacity, Ms Sisulu’s public utterances, made as a member of the Executive and as a high-ranking member of the African National Congress,must be repudiated in the strongest tenns,

 

 

By Defend Our Democracy

03 December   2021

Anti-Corruption Week to proceed, though march called off  




As we begin Anti-Corruption Week, we reiterate our commitment to responsible mobilisation and doing our part to stop the spread of the virus. We urge organisations, community forums, religious institutions and individuals to follow all Covid-19 health protocols, to vaccinate and take extra precaution if organising in-person activations during the week. 




By Defend Our Democracy

03 December   2021

Anti-Corruption Week to proceed, though march called off  




As we begin Anti-Corruption Week, we reiterate our commitment to responsible mobilisation and doing our part to stop the spread of the virus. We urge organisations, community forums, religious institutions and individuals to follow all Covid-19 health protocols, to vaccinate and take extra precaution if organising in-person activations during the week. 




By Defend Our Democracy

08 November   2021

Make your voice heard, support Anti-Corruption Week

As South Africa emerges from a local government election in which many citizens chose not to vote, there is a need to reengage the public around participatory democracy, holding public representatives accountable and playing an active role in advocating for clean and ethical governance. This week aims to prompt that reengagement through involving communities in anti-corruption awareness work.

By Defend Our Democracy

DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY CENTRAL TO DEFENDING DEMOCRACY 

04 April 2021

Speaking on behalf of the Defend our Democracy campaign, Reverend Frank Chikane said, “Experience has taught our country how donations made to political parties can be used as basis to extract favours from politicians at a later stage. The lack of accountability with regards to party funding is central to state capture.”

By Defend Our Democracy

DIE AANSLAG OP SUID-AFRIKA SE KONSITUSIONELE DEMOKRASIE: ’N OPROEP OM SAAM OP TE TREE     

18 Maart 2021   

“Onderteken asseblief hierdie verklaring, en versprei dit so wyd soos moontlik. Ons kannie passiewe waarnemers wees terwyl ons demokrasie en ons Grondwet bedreig word nie. Ons het almal blatante korrupsie gesien, en hoe instellings ondermyn is. Tans is daar pogings om ook ons konstitusionele demokrasie – wat ons almal beskerm en vereis dat ons regering ons as die mense van Suid Afrika dien – te ondermyn. Gewese president Zuma het geweier om by die Zondo Kommissie getuienis te lewer, alhowel hy voorheen as getuie daar was. Gevaarlike en teen-demokratiese magte word ook opgesweep om Zuma te ondersteun. Dit skep ‘n ernstige bedreiging vir die stabilitetit en demokrasie van Suid-Afrika. Ons doen dus ‘n oproep op alle mense om hierdie bedreiging van ons demokrasie te opponeer, en om saam te staan teen die persone wat vasberade is om die waardes en beginsels in ons Grondwet te verkrag. Ons eis dat Jacob Zuma voor die Zondo Kommissie verskyn, of die gevolge van sy optrede dra.”

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Deur Beskerm Ons Demokrasie 

THE ASSAULT ON SOUTH AFRICA’S CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY: A CALL TO UNITED ACTION

18 March 2021

“Twenty-five years ago, the people of this nation adopted the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996), enshrining in the history of the country the very first democratic code of rights, entitlements and responsibilities governing the conduct of the people and the state…”

By Defend Our Democracy

DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY CENTRAL TO DEFENDING DEMOCRACY 

04 April 2021

Speaking on behalf of the Defend our Democracy campaign, Reverend Frank Chikane said, “Experience has taught our country how donations made to political parties can be used as basis to extract favours from politicians at a later stage. The lack of accountability with regards to party funding is central to state capture.”

By Defend Our Democracy