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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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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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