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consumer rights

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Petition to Govan Mbeki Municipality, Eskom , Afriforum , DA , ANC , Carte Blanche, NCC Commissioner, NCC Deputy Commissioner, NCC Head of Enforcement, NCC Complaints, Nation Nkosi, NCT

Govan Mbeki Municipality's citizens, needs to buy electricity directly from Eskom.

The honest law abiding people, of the following four towns: Secunda Town Bethal Town Embalenhle Emzinoni From the Govan Mbeki Municipality. Who diligently paid their electricity accounts, every month, in full, without fail; now have to suffer forced power outages. These power outages are due to the Govan Mbeki Municipality misappropriating the money they received from the citizens of these towns. The Govan Mbeki Municipality did not use the money they received from the citizens of these towns, to pay the national state owned electricity supplier Eskom for the electricity provided. This includes the markup that the Govan Mbeki Municipality place on the electricity they resold from Eskom to its citizens. Eskom started on 9 October 2017 with forced power cuts during the following times: Monday to Friday: 06:00 - 08:00 and 17:00 - 19:30 Saturday and Sunday: 08:30 - 11:00 and 15:00 - 17:30 As is clear, these time periods fall exactly during the time of day that impact our children, and our learners (who needs to become our future leaders) the most. Our community's children, now have to suffer: Eating cold breakfast. Using cold water showers. Have to stay hungry until after 19:30, in order to be able to eat a warm dinner, as parents only arrive home after 17:00 from work. Can only start doing their homework after 19:30 when the lights come back on. The solution this petition requests, is that the following four towns: Secunda Town Bethal Town Embalenhle Emzinoni Buy our electricity directly from the national state owned supplier Eskom; and thereby bypassing the Govan Mbeki Municipality who misappropriate money paid to them.

George Labuschagne
8,564 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to G20

Appliances break sooner than ever! Stop the waste with this game-changing law #MakeItLast

Have you noticed your appliances now break sooner than ever? It’s true! Boilers that used to last 23 years now last around 13! Washing machines, dishwashers, toasters, and blenders are all breaking sooner too. This is terrible for three reasons: Families must rebuy, forcing them to spend money they might not have. Our landfills are overflowing with appliances that can’t or won’t be recycled. The excessive waste, pollution, and CO2 from making new appliances is devastating our planet. There is a simple solution! We are calling for a law to ensure all manufacturers put a standard label on their appliances stating how long they expect the product to last under normal usage. It will be like an energy label but for longevity. After consulting with experts in product longevity, we have devised the simplest way that this law would work. The manufacturer can choose the length of time shown on the label (minimum 2 years), but the manufacturer must also take responsibility for the repair of the product if it breaks within the time they choose. By clearly showing in a standard way the time manufacturers expect the product to last, we the shoppers can get a clear idea of which products are the best value over time. Imagine going into a shop and seeing 2 years, 5 years or 10 years printed clearly on a toaster. Or 1000 washes, 2000 washes or 15,000 washes printed on a washing machine. We deserve this clarity of choice. When standard energy labels were put on the appliances, people bought more efficient models and companies started to make more efficient models. This can work with longevity too! This law will encourage companies to compete on quality again, rather than purely on price, making it good for businesses as well as the shopper and the environment. The way products are made right now assumes that the planet has endless materials and can take an endless amount of pollution. This has to change and must change as soon as possible.   Please sign now.

Buy Me Once
819 supporters