South Africa: Cosatu Limpopo to Demonstrate and Picket Limpopo Legislative Chambers

COSATU Limpopo province will tomorrow, 21st February 2013, from 08h00 to 13h00 demonstrate and picket the Limpopo legislative chambers, during the state of the province address by the Premier, Hon. C.C Mathale.

Key to our demands will be:

Demand for total ban of labour brokers.

Campaign against e-tolling and privatization of our public roads.

Unaffordable rising cost of electricity.

Reversal of privatised and outsourced public and municipal services.

Accessible, affordable quality health, education, transport, water, food and other basic services.

Reversal of market-related rental costs in state-owned residential premises (promised since 2012 SOPA).

Filling vacant funded posts, and immediate payment of outstanding benefits to workers.

Public representatives be banned from doing business with the state and all its institutions immediately.

Firmer and stronger action be taken against officials, entrepreneurs and public representatives involved fraudulent and corrupt activities, and that such be released from their responsibilities.

Above all, as we have been saying since 2011, the premier should tender his resignation to the speaker of the legislature, and that his cabinet should follow suit, for running down the provincial government and municipalities.

We lastly make a call to the premier and his cabinet to hear the people of Limpopo, and withdraw his planned court action against the national cabinet’s Section 100(b) intervention in the province, since it smells of arrogance and a sheer disregard for public resources.

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