Ahead of the 7 May National Elections you would do well to acquaint yourself with the Political Parties registered on the National level for the elections.
Today we introduce you to: Cape Party / Kaapse Party – CAPE
IEC Status: Registered
Contact person: JACK MILLER
Telephone: 021 6718668
Fax: 021 7942662
Postal address: P.O. BOX 23900, CLAREMONT, 7735
The Cape Party was founded in 2007.
In 2008, the Cape Party was officially registered with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as a political party in the Republic of South Africa.
The Cape Party will use all constitutional, legal and peaceful means to bring into effect the independence and self-determination of the Cape from the Republic of South Africa.
If the Cape Party receives a majority vote in an election within the Cape territory this will be an official mandate from the people of the Cape to declare the Cape a free and independent Republic, the Cape Republic.
The Cape Republic will be governed as an independent state.
The Cape people will form the nation of the Cape Republic and actively engage in the democratic and legal processes involved in the governance of the Cape.
Sound political and economic policies will further our aspirations to join the prosperous nations of the world. We envision a system of direct democracy, and a peaceful and prosperous lifestyle for all people of the Cape.
Vision for The Cape Republic
The Cape Republic is roughly the size of France, has a GDP of R 293 Billion, and in virtually all measures performs better than any province in South Africa. It is worth mentioning that for every R100 the Cape sends to the Treasury, only R58 returns . An independent Cape is a much more viable economic entity than South Africa.
In addition we have a long history of not being a part of South Africa. Many people believe that South Africa has passed the tipping point and that Independence for the Cape is the only viable solution. Successful examples: former USSR (15 countries), Yugoslavia (7 Countries), Czechoslavakia (2 countries) and the peaceful secession of South Sudan only a month ago.
The Cape Party firmly believes that policies are neither left nor right, but rather right or wrong and as such we use the world as our laboratory to see which models succeed and which fail. We look to imitate the economic freedom of Singapore and the grassroots democracy of Switzerland. Our policy of Immigration by invitation is practiced by all major countries and we wish to replicate this in an Independent Cape Republic.
The Cape Party believes that Representative Democracy (i.e. the system that elects Representatives to Parliament through political parties) has failed. It is an outdated and ineffective means of governing a country and lends itself to secrecy, corruption, and collusion with special interests. Often the public interest is sold out by political parties and politicians simply because of the need to get elected.
We thus favour Direct Democracy and the system of recall, referendum and nullification based on the Swiss model of government. Power must be devolved from bumbling bureaucrats to the people who should have greater control over their communities, towns and cities.
The 20th century taught the world that smaller is better. Smaller states are better governed, better run, more accountable and more cohesive than bigger super states which invariably fail due to their size, and often due to their bloated bureaucracy.
Our challenge now is to share the message with our fellow citizens that the country we always longed for is possible.
This information is gathered from the IEC and the above party website or publicly available documents.
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