Press release - IEC complaint- Call to de-register African Basic Movement
Johannesburg, 22 October 2018
Press release: Civil Society Coordinating Collective (CSCC) which is an umbrella body that brings together approximately 50 organisations and individuals and The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) representing 24 members nationally together with, Sonke Gender Justice, International Labour Research and and Information Group (ILRIG) and Lawyers for Human Rights lodges a complaint with the Electoral Commission of South Africa against the African Basic Movement (ABM) for infringement of the Electoral Code of Conduct.
The complaint was lodged on Friday 19th October to the IEC. The IEC confirmed reciept of the complaint on Monday 22nd October stating that investigation into the registration of ABM is underway.
The substance of the complaint centres on the failure of the ABM to comply with the IEC’s Code of Conduct; in particular, in relation to “Engaging in prohibited conduct which involved using language which provokes violence”.
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National Treasury and the financial services sector: Whose interests are really being served?
Hundreds of thousands (potentially millions) of poor and destitute ex-workers and their families have lost most of their confidence in the integrity and ‘reputation’ of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and its Treasury parent, to perform their functions in a just, equitable and efficient manner, to serve their interests.
No one seems quite certain who wrote the poem, but it is widely thought to have been penned in England during the late 18th/early 19th centuries as a protest against the enclosures of common ground. Whatever the case in the 200 or so years since, its universal relevance has certainly not diminished one iota.
They hang the man and flog the woman
That steal the goose from off the common,
But let the greater villain loose
That steals the common from the goose.
The law demands that we atone
When we take things we do not own
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who take things that are yours and mine.
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