The People Shall Govern!
Date: 26 June 2018
On 26 June 1955, the Freedom Charter was adopted. This document outlined the desired direction that South Africa was to take after the end of Apartheid. South Africa saw its first democratic election on 27 April 1994. The ANC came to power and has been in power for 23 years. The ANC government has failed to implement the Freedom Charter’s resolutions and to this day, still retains a number of the laws created by the colonisers. The electoral system has failed the people, keeps the corrupt in power, recycles old professional politicians and furthers the divide between the wealthy, middle class and poor. The education system has failed the youth and thus, the generations to come. The lack of free quality decolonized education plagues the youth, condemning them to fail. Here we stand as a country after 23 years of freedom, a freedom that has been nothing more than political freedom. The ANC has become nothing more than a popcorn party, only reacting when the people bring the heat. The people are landless, the youth are not just unemployed; but unemployable, forced through a system that just prepares them to be workers. The current political parties in power fight elections by causing racial tension rather than offering solutions that promote inclusive unity. The resolutions outlined in the Freedom Charter need to be implemented by the people through an electoral system that reflects our diverse nation and the policies outlined in the South African constitution.
Politics Unusual: Giving Power to the People
On the 1st and 2nd of December 2017, the African Democratic Change launched. We resolved to adopt the Freedom Charter, South African Constitution and the Universal declaration of human rights. Driving the creation of our election model Politics Unusual. The model ensures the People shall govern, by allowing any South African to Stand for Provincial and National Seats in Parliament. Each candidate representing their geographical location. ADeC wishes to address the following issues through the implementation of the ‘Politics Unusual’ Political model; The aging, male face of politics that does not strive to empower young leaders, particularly women, to succeed in the South African Political space; The lack of sustainability of traditional political parties as well as the uncertain future of the social grant system;
The lack of accountability and constitutionalism seen within the South African political sphere; The lack of moral and ethical leadership; The lack of decolonised, quality education that aligns itself to the direction of the fourth industrial revolution, specifically in regard to Mathematics and Science. How Politics Unusual Will Solve These Issues. Empowering women and the youth in politics by creating a space for their voices to be heard. This will be done through the implementation of a 50/50 gender representation and the appointment of young leaders in National, Provincial, Branch, and eventually, Parliamentary structures; The implementation of revenue generating projects under the ADeC name that will fund the party and enable its self-sufficiency.
These projects will also generate employment opportunities, reduce the reliance on social grants, and will be in line with the direction of the fourth industrial revolution.; Instil the importance of moral and ethical leadership through political education and the strict vetting processes that all candidates and members of ADeC Boards will have to undergo; Incorporate the South African constitution into all aspects of the ‘Politics Unusual’ model, allowing the model to truly represent the interests of the South African people; The implementation of projects that will provide affordable, quality, decolonised education that will elevate the status of African languages and focus on the importance of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields, as well as allow for the easy access to higher education. Potential Constituency Candidates will be required to complete the ADeC Application Form and submit it to either firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 086 552 6519. All applications will then be reviewed, and those who qualify will be required to partake in a physical interview with the ADeC National Selection Panel (still to be determined). This panel will choose the official candidate based on various criteria, including the social impact that these individuals have initiated in their communities. The acceptance of applications is set to begin on 1 April 2018 and close on 31 July 2018. During this window, any South African citizen who is active in their community is welcome to submit their application form to be reviewed. We call all South Africans who wish to stand for the people to apply. Making the Freedom Charters Resolutions a reality.
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