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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
8,561 supporters
Decision maker responded 10 months ago

Petition to Sadiq Khan

Save Your Uber in London

TfL and their chairman, the Mayor of London, announced last week that they have decided not to renew Uber’s Operator Licence when it expires on 30th September. By wanting to ban our app from the capital, Transport for London and their chairman the Mayor have given in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice. If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive millions of Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport. This decision is affecting the real lives of a huge number of honest and hard-working drivers in London. The 3.5 million Londoners who rely on Uber to get a safe, reliable and affordable ride around the best city in the world will be astounded by the decision to ban Uber from the capital. This ban shows the world that London is far from being open and is closed to innovative companies, who bring choice to consumers and work opportunities to those who need them. Safety is of the highest importance and drivers who use Uber are licensed by Transport for London and have been through the same enhanced background checks as black cab drivers. Our pioneering technology has gone further to enhance safety with every trip tracked and recorded by GPS. To defend the livelihoods of 40,000 drivers - and the consumer choice of millions of Londoners - sign this petition asking to reverse the decision to ban Uber in London. #SaveYourUber

Uber London
857,991 supporters