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What we stand for

    Reconciliation and social justice

    Contrary to what you read in the mainstream media and see on social media our polls prove that most South Africans respect one another and are committed to working together across lines of race and class to make the country a better place for all its people.

    Our research shows that racism is not South Africa’s biggest problem and that the great majority of black and white South Africans respect one another and want their fellow countrymen to lead successful and prosperous lives. But some politicians, activists and journalists take pleasure in fomenting conflict and trying to turn communities against each other. This minority sees every slight and injustice as a being the result of racism and racial oppression. They judge you not according to your individual circumstances, beliefs, or commitment to the success of our country but only according to your race and use that judgement to encourage the state to interfere in the choices you make about how you want to live.

    We think this is wrong and that the silent majority of South Africans who want to work together to build a better country must be given a voice. We therefore counter the hate-mongering in the media and social media by emphasizing the common ground that unites South Africans.

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    Tax justice

    Today the government takes through taxation more of the money created by hard-working South Africans than at any time in the history of the country.

    Much of that money is wasted or misspent through corruption. Some politicians and activists then have the gall to blame those same hard-working South Africans for not doing enough to create a better society.

    This is nonsense.

    The tax paid by all South Africans and the jobs created by entrepreneurs have done an enormous amount to improve living standards, and this contribution must be recognised and celebrated. South Africa’s real problem is not that ordinary people do not do enough, but rather that the government wastes so much of the tax they pay.

    We fight to make sure that more money stays in the hands of ordinary people who made or earned it so that it can be better spent to help create a prosperous society, while exposing and stopping the wastage of government resources.   

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    Free thought and speech

    There should be no limits on what you are allowed to say or think except where such ideas threaten physical harm against another person.

    It is dangerous that South Africa has imported from Europe and America a culture that seeks to protect people from things they don’t like to hear through creating ‘safe spaces’ and savaging any person who holds an opinion that is not seen as politically correct.

    Political correctness is strangling our society and risks a tyranny of the minority where a small group of politicians, activists and journalists get to decide what you are allowed to say or think.

    We advocate against all threats to freedom of speech and all attempts to force ‘group-think’ in business, academia, the media, civil society, and politics.

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    Accountable politics

    We think that politicians should be directly answerable to you. In South Africa you do not vote for an MP who you can call to account when the government acts against your interests. Rather you vote only for a party, which then appoints a certain number of MPs, depending on their share of the vote.

    This means MPs are answerable to party leaders and not to you and this is the main reason why many political parties support policies and take decisions that directly threaten your future and that of your family.

    To put the power back in your hands, we advocate for Parliament to be divided into an upper and a lower house where the MPs in the lower house will be elected directly out of community constituencies and be answerable only to the people who elected them.

    We also advocate giving far greater federal powers to provincial and local governments so that they can adopt laws and policies that reflect the best interests of people who live in those communities.

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    A small and effective government

    South Africa needs a small decentralised government that creates the circumstances for ordinary communities to take charge of their own lives.

    What we have is a giant lumbering state that absorbs valuable resources while often getting in the way of social and economic advancement. We advocate for the state to be smaller, for the private sector and entrepreneurs to direct the economy, for ordinary people to own assets, and for communities to determine how they are governed. South Africa can best reach its great potential by limiting the power of politicians and bureaucrats and placing more of it in the hands of ordinary people.

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Reconciliation and social justice

Contrary to what you read in the mainstream media and see on social media our polls prove that most South Africans respect one another and are committed to working together across lines of race and class to make the country a better place for all its people.

Our research shows that racism is not South Africa’s biggest problem and that the great majority of black and white South Africans respect one another and want their fellow countrymen to lead successful and prosperous lives. But some politicians, activists and journalists take pleasure in fomenting conflict and trying to turn communities against each other. This minority sees every slight and injustice as a being the result of racism and racial oppression. They judge you not according to your individual circumstances, beliefs, or commitment to the success of our country but only according to your race and use that judgement to encourage the state to interfere in the choices you make about how you want to live.

We think this is wrong and that the silent majority of South Africans who want to work together to build a better country must be given a voice. We therefore counter the hate-mongering in the media and social media by emphasizing the common ground that unites South Africans.

Join us

Tax justice

Today the government takes through taxation more of the money created by hard-working South Africans than at any time in the history of the country.

Much of that money is wasted or misspent through corruption. Some politicians and activists then have the gall to blame those same hard-working South Africans for not doing enough to create a better society.

This is nonsense.

The tax paid by all South Africans and the jobs created by entrepreneurs have done an enormous amount to improve living standards, and this contribution must be recognised and celebrated. South Africa’s real problem is not that ordinary people do not do enough, but rather that the government wastes so much of the tax they pay.

We fight to make sure that more money stays in the hands of ordinary people who made or earned it so that it can be better spent to help create a prosperous society, while exposing and stopping the wastage of government resources.   

Join us

Free thought and speech

There should be no limits on what you are allowed to say or think except where such ideas threaten physical harm against another person.

It is dangerous that South Africa has imported from Europe and America a culture that seeks to protect people from things they don’t like to hear through creating ‘safe spaces’ and savaging any person who holds an opinion that is not seen as politically correct.

Political correctness is strangling our society and risks a tyranny of the minority where a small group of politicians, activists and journalists get to decide what you are allowed to say or think.

We advocate against all threats to freedom of speech and all attempts to force ‘group-think’ in business, academia, the media, civil society, and politics.

Join us

Accountable politics

We think that politicians should be directly answerable to you. In South Africa you do not vote for an MP who you can call to account when the government acts against your interests. Rather you vote only for a party, which then appoints a certain number of MPs, depending on their share of the vote.

This means MPs are answerable to party leaders and not to you and this is the main reason why many political parties support policies and take decisions that directly threaten your future and that of your family.

To put the power back in your hands, we advocate for Parliament to be divided into an upper and a lower house where the MPs in the lower house will be elected directly out of community constituencies and be answerable only to the people who elected them.

We also advocate giving far greater federal powers to provincial and local governments so that they can adopt laws and policies that reflect the best interests of people who live in those communities.

Join us

A small and effective government

South Africa needs a small decentralised government that creates the circumstances for ordinary communities to take charge of their own lives.

What we have is a giant lumbering state that absorbs valuable resources while often getting in the way of social and economic advancement. We advocate for the state to be smaller, for the private sector and entrepreneurs to direct the economy, for ordinary people to own assets, and for communities to determine how they are governed. South Africa can best reach its great potential by limiting the power of politicians and bureaucrats and placing more of it in the hands of ordinary people.

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