Civic organizations are increasingly being ignored as not being representative and not having a voice.
Because of the political system, our public representatives owe greater allegiance to, and are bound by the decisions of the party on whose ticket they were elected – notwithstanding the fact that they were elected by us, the voters.
Effectively the voice of constituencies is drowned out by the policies and decisions of an elite few who do not believe that communities have an interest and a say in how those policies and decisions are implemented.
The one area of government that is meant to be constituency based, is local government – yet that too is overruled by the almighty “party list” resulting in us receiving a watered down version of democratic representation.
A strong Ratepayer’s Association is arguably the only way that communities can be heard on matters that directly affect them.
All it takes to get your voice heard is R495 per year and we can work together to make Constantia a stronger community. For more information go to our website at:
THE FUTURE OF CONSTANTIA IS IN YOUR HANDS