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ENABLING YOU TO SHAPE GOVERNMENT POLICY
Dearsouthafrica.co.za is an officially recognised non-profit platform which enables the public to co-shape all government policies, legislative amendments and proposals. We’ve run many successful campaigns and have amassed a considerably large active participant network of over 950,000 individuals across the country and beyond.
We do not run petitions. We run a legally recognised public participation process which enables citizens to co-form policy at all levels of governance. Whereas petitions, even if they contain thousands of signatures, are considered as a single submission by government, our process ensures that each comment made through dearsouthafrica.co.za is recognised and counted as an individual submission by government.
Furthermore, we keep an accurate record of all participation and produce a publicly available report at the end of each project. This report forms the foundation of a sound legal case should the necessity to challenge the decision arise.
Prevention is better than cure.
A legal challenge on implemented law is costly and rarely successful. Participation in draft Bills costs you NOTHING, is easy and quick through our platform and helps you shape policy BEFORE it becomes law.
Participation in decision-making processes means a possibility for citizens, civil society organisations and other interested parties to influence the development of policies and laws which affect them.
We’ve made it easy for you as a responsible citizen of South Africa, to influence government decisions before they are made.