The Adhoc Standing Committee on Covid-19 (WCPP) invites the public to share their experiences and thoughts on COVID-19 including government’s response.
The Committee wants to know about how you have been impacted by the lockdown, what you think about the regulations, if you have been able to access services, your attitude to wearing masks and government’s response to the pandemic (local, provincial and national government).
In addition, the Committee is interested in hearing from you if you or a family member was exposed to coronoavirus, was tested for coronavirus and had to self-isolate.
NOTE; your personal details will not be shared with any third party.
Although the official comment period is closed, we will still collect your comment to include in our report.
Have your say – shape this policy.
ENABLING YOU TO SHAPE GOVERNMENT POLICY
Dear South Africa is a legally recognised and constitutionally protected non-profit platform which enables the public to co-shape all government policies, amendments and proposals. We’ve run many successful campaigns and have amassed a considerably large active participant network of over 750,000 individuals across the country and beyond.
We do not run petitions. We run legally recognised public participation processes which allow 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.
Participation costs you NOTHING, and is so easy and quick to do through the platform that you really have no excuse not to help shape policy BEFORE it becomes law. Legally challenging implemented law is costly and rarely successful. Prevention is better than cure.
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.