It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA. If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds. To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu. To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.
COMPLAINT: WESTERN CAPE COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACT
The ANC in the Western Cape requests you to investigate the Department of the Premier, the role of the premier (directly or indirectly through her discressionary appointed advisers / staff in her personal office) and the involvement of all other officials of the Provincial Government, together with two companies in the unauthorized appointment of one called Yardstick without following prior due process, no clear terms of reference or procurement approval process and the after the fact expansion of tender FMA 0027 to TBWA\ Hunt Lascaris and all other matters pertaining to this multimillion Rand contract. This process stretches from year 2010 to 2011.
We believe that the process undertook by the Provincial Government was flawed every step of the way and in breach of various regulations and other control measures, including, but not restricted to:
These and others problems pointed out (also mentioned in a Provincial Treasury evaluation) require your office to immediately pay attention to the Provincial Government of the Western Cape as these are substantively serious.
If needed, we are available to expand on our request for an urgent investigation into this abuse of power, maladministration, improper dealings with respect to public money and random decisions taken by this government.
With kind regards,
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