South Africans: PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM FROM CRIME.
You can reduce your risk of becoming a victim of violence.
Countless South Africans have been subjected to the gravest invasion of their freedom by becoming victims of violence.
*In short ... Push back against the criminals that keep you prisoner, in our own homes or at least allow TLU SA to strengthen the bars that keep them from entering.
In case you missed it ... On the 22nd February, 2021 TLU SA
launched a campaign to enable all South Africans to deduct any security expenses from tax.
Definition of TLU SA - The Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa is a commercial farmers union in South Africa. Its main goal is to protect private property rights and the safety of South African farmers.
Section 23(b) of the Income Tax Act prohibits South Africans from deducting security expenses from income tax. Even though companies can deduct these type of costs, with this campaign, TLU SA wants to focus on offering this benefit to our consumers – an essential part of the value chain.
* defensive walls;
* security cameras;
* burglar alarms;
* electric fences;
* razor wire;
* guard dogs;
* 24-hour monitoring and armed-response services;
* other home security measures and equipment; and
expenses pertaining to the upkeep of the items, as mentioned above.
The list will be amended as TLU SA receives feedback about additional safety expenditure.
“Countless South Africans have been subjected to the gravest invasion of their freedom by becoming victims of violence,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA. “The Constitution requires the state to protect us from such invasions. However, the state’s utter failure to do so is painfully apparent, just from looking at its own statistics.”
According to Stats SA, housebreaking or burglary is the number one crime in South Africa. An estimated 1,2 million housebreaking incidents occurred in the 2019/20 statistical year alone, affecting 891,000 households in our country. Like those on farms, South Africans living in remote areas are particularly vulnerable, as they reside far from any form of assistance.
“Considering the grave danger South Africans face daily, it is utterly disgraceful that the state does not allow security expenditure incurred by a taxpayer in securing their residence to be deducted from their income tax,” says Mr Geldenhuys.
Section 77 of the Constitution affords only the minister of finance – Mr Tito Mboweni – the power to instigate the above mentioned amendment.
“We call on all peace-loving South Africans, regardless of race, gender, age, or creed, to join us in one voice, demanding the minister amend the Constitution so we can protect ourselves,” requests Mr Geldenhuys.
Anyone can support the petition through TLU SA’s platform by sending a direct email to Minister Mboweni at this link:
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