Valued Sakeliga Member, I have compiled a short video message for you about our position on mandatory vaccinations. In it, I advise that we guard our independence, act with moderation, and tolerate differences among businesses. Please watch it at the link below, share and discuss it, and – as before – send me your feedback. […]
Sakeliga’s lawyers have issued a letter of demand for the mandatory end to the ‘national state of disaster’. In the letter, we demand that the National Disaster Management Centre’s (NDMC) Head of Centre, Dr Mmaphaka Tau reassess and rescind his classification of COVID-19 as a ‘national disaster’ by 28 January 2022. The ‘national state of […]
Sakeliga has instructed its lawyers to apply to be joined as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a court case where the applicant, SALGA, is requesting a declaratory order to grant municipalities exclusive rights to distribute electricity within their jurisdictions. Sakeliga is opposed to the proposition that municipalities should enjoy such exclusive rights to be the middleman without exception in the […]
Attorneys for Sakeliga have been instructed to prepare a request in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to the Auditor-General in order to obtain specific management reports said to be submitted to the management teams of the various municipalities following completion of the annual audits by the government auditor. The management […]
Sakeliga demands answers from the Department of Health and proposes that municipal governments do not police lockdown and curfew rules
As 2021 draws to a close, Sakeliga has sent out two important letters to national and local governments pertaining to Covid-19. A letter from our attorneys to the National Department of Health regarding its withdrawal of contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols related to coronavirus Covid-19. A letter to all mayors, municipal managers, and local law-enforcement decision-makers advising them to shield their towns and local economies from lockdown harms. 1) Letter to the Department of […]
Sakeliga has been struggling for several months now to obtain the co-operation of Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, in a court case that Sakeliga launched on 5 August 2021 to compel the Minister to disclose certain records of decision-making on lockdown regulations. After having been more than 50 court days* […]
Sakeliga will be filing its request for special allocation with the office of the Judge-President within the next couple of weeks, for the purpose of requesting the court to apply judicial case management to bring the matter to trial as soon as possible.
Sakeliga recently applied to be joined as amicus curiae – friend of the court – in a case in the Constitutional Court for the purpose of protecting the property rights of owners of firearms. The right of numerous firearm owners to legally possess their firearms is currently under siege because of the refusal by the police to receive new applications for firearm licences where licences could […]
The defeat of the Eighteenth Amendment in Parliament is a necessary but insufficient step in the direction of restoring constitutional normalcy on property rights. The immediate next step is for Parliament to take any further discussion of property confiscation off its agenda, and for it to refuse to adopt the Expropriation Bill.
Dear valued Sakeliga members, On Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa made another nationally televised statement about Covid-19 developments. Below, you will find a letter on the matter by me and my colleague, Russell Lamberti. The views we outline, especially regarding state enforced vaccination, are likely to find some of you in agreement and others not, or something in between. Whichever the case, […]