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West Bank Conflict: History and Civic Solutions

West Bank Conflict: History and Civic Solutions

Let us understand why sad divisions and conflict exist between people in the West Bank. To do so, we must first delve into history. Next, we will analyse the present. Last, we will find a better way forward. It is important to read this to the very end as it is about...
Power Outage Does Not Deter Ward 17

Power Outage Does Not Deter Ward 17

Eldorado Park (Ward 17 Jhb) 26 April 2021 If you thought that our Councillor Antonita Heyes is one to wait for power to be restored, you would be wrong.  CMOSA members did not hesitate – they quickly got the pots together and charcoal – and viola! the kids...

Business/Civic Relations in Tsepisong Brings New Hope for 2021

If at the start of 2021 someone told either the residents of Tshepisong Village or the owners of the iconic Cremona Cheese Factory that 2021 will bring better things for all and new developments for the area they would have scoffed at the idea.  Both would have blamed...

History of CIVICS and the CIVIC Movement

CIVICS and the CIVIC MOVEMENT predates most political parties in South Africa.  Consider that CIVICS were the first truly democratic (inclusive) entities in many areas.  It was the CIVICS that fought Apartheid – and won. No political party of today can claim to...

CMOSA: Ward Committees are Crucial

Public participation allows us citizens to decide how our communities are governed. The Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions...