BUILDING A NEW NATION THROUGH INCLUSIVE ETHICAL PEOPLES GOVERNANCE
We, the New Nation Movement of South Africa are establishing a peoples movement designed to reclaim the ideal of the nation that ‘the people shall govern’.
THE GOALS WE AIM TO ACHIEVE
- TRUE DEMOCRACY: To restore the people’s democratic right to elect ethical, incorruptible Servant Leaders, directly, to ensure accountable, just governance of the nation’s resources. (as per the Van Zyl Slabbert Electoral Model).
- PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY: To restore the power to govern into the hands of the people. We claim back the people’s right to make input to decisions that affect the nation.
- ACCOUNTABLE LEADERSHIP: To restore ethical leadership among all sectors of our society. This requires a Constitution aligned with absolute ethical Values, to ensure a bright, secure, future for our children.
- EQUITABLE NATION-BUILDING: To take control of our lives, by exploring people-driven solutions for equitable development, wealth redistribution, and upliftment of those still in disadvantaged conditions.
HOW WE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THIS
- Adoption of a nationally-accepted Bill of Values.
- A values-based Constitution that will reflect absolute values, balanced by the God-given freedoms of choice for all the people: individual, family, cultural, and religious freedoms, these freedoms are aligned to the values contained in the Bill of Values.
Constitutional rights for all the people including full recognition of the first nation and all indigenous royal kingdoms and non-partisan communities in their diversity.
People-driven policy making: An Annual National Peoples Indaba, collates all inputs and decisions arrived at through various discussions by the people, from Local Peoples Assemblies and Councils.
NNM proposes a system that organises communities in a manner that
Government and Electoral Systems in which:
- The non-partisan electoral system embraces fully the will of the people, through elections, firstly at community level, then district level, then regional (provincial level), then national level;
Parliamentariansare elected directly from within communities, as Independent Representatives of their constituencies.
The Executive President is elected directly by the people, through Peoples Councils, out of the non-partisan Peoples Assemblies.
The peoples’ government is composed of People’s Assemblies and Councils, who elect Leaders who are directly accountable to them.
- Ethical Leadership is from all sectors of our communities, regardless of political lineage. The major criteria, amongst others, is approval by their communities.
- Local Councillors: Implementation of non-partisan ward-based locally elected councils who are directly accountable to their communities, and which, together with the collective input from the people, are responsible for policy formulation, while decision-making processes are consensus-driven. Oversight over policy implementation is carried out by the Executive embedded within Peoples Councils;
- The presidency is elected directly by the people;
- The nation’s fundamental pillars of power and authority rest on land, self-governance, and sovereignty which are restored to the people;
- The governmental structures provide for full accountability to the people, from national level to community level;
- The governmental systems ensure inclusive provision of resources and services to all the people;
- The justice system and the judiciary are independent, above reproach, and accountable to all the people. The rule of law is paramount and shall be taught and promoted at all levels in families, communities, businesses, and governmental departments.
A values-based Selection Procedure for ministers to facilitate the election of ethical, competent, unifying, peace-making leadership from organised families and communities who directly provide socio-economic and social services.
A Judiciary in which South Africa upholds the three independent arms of government. All Institutions of government (Legislature, Executive and Judiciary) and the private sector are subject to constitutional accountability and responsiveness. Office bearers and administrators in both public and private sectors are accountable to the people, and operate and work within the law just like all citizens. In no case is anyone above the constitution, the law, and our national values.
As history shows that peaceful and law-abiding nations are realised through internalisation of values, morals, ethics, and principles, these shall be written in the mind and heart of the people first, through the education system, so that they can apply and live them on a daily basis. The rule of law is derived from divine, natural, indigenous, traditional, and customary (including Dutch-Roman and English) laws. The rule of law shall be encouraged, taught, and promoted in families, communities, businesses, and governments. No one shall be above the law.
Policy Frameworks on Economy, Agriculture, Education, Health Care, Social Service, Banking etc. that are inclusive and transparent, and that will incorporate input from all South Africans which will lead to:
- A genuinely equitable economy which promotes a freed peoples economy, equitable and just land distribution, and equitable and just property rights;
- A strong and incorruptible Treasury;
- An economic system that introduces local resource-based economies;
- An economic plan that maximises the economic potential of the nation and the individual in such a way that the national concept of ‘Ubuntu’ is achieved.
- A taxation system will be revised in order to maximise the national income, increase available capital for development, and minimise costs to the citizen.
- Social Regeneration
- Regenerating Broken Families, Community, People and the Nation
This includes restoration of the concept of family, recognition of the value of a strong community, and our responsibility to assist the needy members of families, and communities within a caring developmental nation.
- Health Care
Health Care is holistic, embracing all aspects (body, soul, and spirit) and all means of healing (spiritual, psychological, nutritional, herbal, therapeutic and medical). Health Care is not sick care but is prevention- and maintenance-orientated and rewards practitioners on wellness rather than rewarding procedures, treatments and interventions.
Education that embraces impartation of knowledge, appropriate application of knowledge and training in good values and principles for shaping integrity of character and relevant knowledge and skills to ensure future quality of life.
- Arts and Entertainment, Media
We recognise the unique identities of indigenous, traditional, and cultural groups, and the freedom of all our diverse people to make their own choices with regard to the expression of those identities, within the context of the moral values contained in the Bill of Values.
- Housing, Food Security, Water, Sanitation
We recognise the universal right of the people to housing, food, clean water and adequate sanitation. Regeneration of the economy enables the implementation of these rights throughout the nation.
- Safety and Security
The livelihood of the people shall come from their ability to work their own land, govern their own affairs, and build their own villages, communities and cities. Protection of communities shall be ensured by skilled people supported by the police and military where necessary. Safety and security systems generated through prayer and moral values driven through prayer networks from faith and traditional communities throughout the nation will be encouraged.
- Prisoner and other rehabilitation
Recognising the problem of recidivism of prisoners, we make it of national importance and the responsibility of community leaders and the society at large to rehabilitate prisoners both during incarceration and afterwards – spiritually, psychologically, and physically, and reintroduce them productively into the community.