Most popular petitions in South Africa this year

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Lift the ban of selling tobacco in South Africa during lockdown

Dear Mr President Please lift the ban of selling cigarettes in South Africa, we are the only country in the world that has this ban. This will cause us as smokers to not have to look for it on the black market currently It is our stress relief will stop crime where people get to the point of they will rob a shop just for cigarettes Family violance as a person that has withdrawal symptoms gets violant Govermant losing alot on taxes Please consider this Mr President as all smokers are suffering no

Created: 2020-04-07

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 5461 5434
2020 5458 5434

Help us get harshest sentence for animal cruelty

This is the innocent victim of prolific animal cruelty, at the hands of one woman. One of 100 dead and dying dogs found at her property in Clare Estate in April 2019. All the animals were suffering from starvation, dehydration, coccidiosis (from eating faeces), disease, parasite infestations, blindness, infected bite wounds from fighting among themselves, inbred deformities, and open, foetid wounds. Of the 80 dogs found alive, not one could be saved. The owner was charged on 80 separate counts

Created: 2020-03-19

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 2682 2285
2020 2682 2285

Strandfontein residents against moving 2000 people into the area

We as residents are against this movement. We were never consulted and request these 2000 people be moved into the leafy suburbs, to the likes of Constantia where the COCT will act more responsive in "Operation cleanup" once the countrywide lockdown is over.

Created: 2020-04-02

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 1320 1313
2020 1317 1313

Allow the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products in phase four

On the 23rd of April 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products would be allowed during phase four which would take effect as of Friday the 1st of May. On Wednesday the 29th of April, Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma stated that "more than 2000 people opposed the sale of cigarettes". With this minute number of people voting against the sale of tobacco products it cannot be said that they speak for

Created: 2020-04-29

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 1080 1073
2020 1080 1073

Shut down Mclaren Circus, South Africa

Mclaren circus uses animals such as lions, snakes, tigers, camels and many more. These animals should not be used as entertainment and these animals deserve to have a better life and be free from that horrible business. The animals deserve to be respected and to be free to live in the wild instead of cages for peoples entertainment.  THIS NEEDS TO STOP. 

Created: 2019-11-16

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 6919 5986
2020 1305 1066

Delay the return of children to school

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and anyone else who believes the biggest mistake will be to reopen schools is South Africa. The department of education is wanting to reopen schools as of the 6th May amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Sending our children to classrooms that are over croweded, sitting two students per desk. This goes against the social distancing precautions. This petition is to be submitted to the Department of Education once it has received enough signatures to warrant any a

Created: 2020-04-29

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 914 909
2020 914 909

Ban Fireworks-South Africa

Due to many animals been harmed and stressed during the New Year's Eve celebrations as well as any other excuse they use to set off fireworks, we need to do more to ban fireworks. A heavy fine should be given if caught in possession or letting off fireworks.

Created: 2017-01-02

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 3085 3004
2020 911 884

Reduce HPCSA fees for Optometrists

Optometrists pay the highest annual HPCSA (Health Professionals Council Of South Africa) fees as compared to other primary practitioners, such as Physiotherapists and Speech Therapists. This has been consistent for a number of years. Optometrists are asked to pay fees of R2470 (2020 rate), almost as much as General Practitioners (R2500 (2020 rate)) who have the title of 'Doctor' before their name, and are placed in a much higher income bracket as compared to Optometrists. Our aim, as Optometrist

Created: 2020-03-04

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 708 696
2020 706 696

Animal owners and caretakers of RSA petition the government to recognise and permit companion animal behavioural therapy, time-sensitive foundation training and remedial training as essential services

While we all wholeheartedly support the measures our government has put in place to contain the spread of COVID19 in SA the impact of the lockdown regulations is causing havoc in our personal lives and the lives of our companion animals. Job losses, reduced income, home schooling and restricted movement to name but a few are causing abnormal levels of stress in many households. As a result our companion animals are also increasingly struggling to cope with the stressful home environments that m

Created: 2020-05-24

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 606 596
2020 606 596

END THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

We the undersigned are deeply concerned about the prospect of between 3 - 7 million people losing their jobs, as estimated by National Treasury. We call on Government to lift the lockdown and allow small and medium businesses to operate, while implementing safety measures.     

Created: 2020-05-22

Time period All countries South Africa
All time 524 518
2020 523 518



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