Letter to the Minister

We have received complaints from our Members that Judges and Magistrates are not adhering to the rule of law.

As such, the NewERA wrote a brief letter to the Minister of Constitutional Development last week, asking him to intervene. You can read the letter here.

Also last week, The NewERA was asked to comment on the upcoming Legal Practice Bill. This legislation seeks to regulate the way that lawyers operate. We were the only consumer group that commented on the bill, which deeply effects every South African. To read our comments (very brief and to the point), please click here.

As you know, The New Economic Rights Alliance is suing the banks (see www.thebigcase.co.za). We are asking for a full investigation into the method that banks make money out of nothing, charge interest on that money (which society could never fully pay back), and then unlawfully foreclose on homes and assets due to the widespread practice of securitisation. If you wish to add your weight to our court case, you have until this Friday the 10th of August to submit your online form.

We need you – so click here to unite with us and help us beat the banks!

 

Important Information 

THE BIG CASE TIMELINE

06.08.12        NewERA consents to a request from opposing counsel (defendants1-4) to file documents electronically
03.08.12        NewERA files a formal complaint to the Minister
03.08.12        The four major banks elect the same attorneys, Deneys Reitz (now called Norton Rose) to represent them. They represented Standard Bank against Michael Tellinger
03.08.12        The four major banks have filed their “notice to defend”
20.07.12        A summons has been filed on the major banks and the Reserve Bank
Please post a comment at www.thebigcase.co.za

RECENT MEDIA EXPOSURE:Interview on Chai FM (available on August 7th)
Also see:    Mail & Guardian | MoneyWebTownship Times | Beeld (Sake24)  |  Legal Brief  |  Interview on Cii radio

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Our Chairman, Scott Cundill, is now on twitter. Follow him on www.twitter.com/scottcundill. Not only will he provide updates about the big case and the money-lending system, but Scott also started an eco-community in the Natal Midlands. This sustainable community is called Five Streams where they grow their own organic food, drink fresh water, build using natural methods and promote alternative energy systems.

NOMINATE YOUR HERO FOR AN AWARD: We are looking for South Africa’s unsung heroes. Please submit your nomination for a NewERA “I need a Hero” award by clicking here.

UPDATE YOUR DETAILS: Please click here to ensure that your details are correct.

THE DARK SECRETS OF MONEY (AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT): Now with 10,000 unique downloads and over 2,000 youtube views, it is vital that everyone is educated about the banking system. Watch it on youtube here, or download it here.

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