CapeXit is an Independence/Non-Political Movement for all people of the
Western Cape, regardless of race, religion or political views.
Des Palm – 10 June 2020
Independence is a condition of a nation or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory and thus the power of a nation to decide how it will be governed. Causes for a country or province wishing to seek independence are many, but most can be summed up as a feeling of inequality compared to the dominant power.
CapeXit NPC is one of the organisations working for Independence in the Western Cape, was registered in 2018 and believes to prove that Independence can be achieved, we must have the support of 1.6 million people residing in the Western Cape and registered on the IEC.
Therefore, the first very important step according to CapeXit is to get people to complete their member forms and become part of the very fast-growing organisation.
CapeXit in a Nutshell
• Independence for all who lives within the Western Cape
• Bring the government to the people for absolute democracy
• Create a first world country within the borders of the Western Cape
• CapeXit is non-political, therefore not a party that can be voted for.
• Legally and in an ideal world, a region’s secession should take place with the host state’s consent. If the central government allows a region to initiate a process of self-determination then of course the issue is relatively straightforward. The South African Constitution allows for such action and if the Government will not allow this, International law must always be equated with.
In recent years, a number of states have declared independence with the consent of the host state – albeit reluctantly given after an initial refusal. These include Slovenia in 1991, East Timor in 2002, and South Sudan in 2011 when the results of a referendum on independence were eventually accepted by the host state. In a similar vein, Czechoslovakia peacefully separated into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993 with the agreement of both regions. Given the Spanish government’s refusal to allow a referendum to take place in Catalonia, poses a fundamental question: is a host state’s approval essential if a country is to declare independence? The answer must be no because to argue otherwise is contradictory – and clashes both with international law and common sense.
Article 1.2 of the UN Charter recognises the principle of self-determination – making this a right that transcends any state’s domestic laws. A fundamental principle of international law is that the provisions of a state’s constitution cannot be deemed inherently legal – they must equate with international law. For example, a constitution may sanction racial discrimination or genocide, but this is superseded by the international laws which prohibit both. To claim that a state’s constitution is the sole determinant of the legality of the action taken within that state is to essentially reject the very idea of international law.
It can be done – be part of a better tomorrow for you and your family!
You are bound to have many questions, perhaps some of these will be answered by
Dr Peter Hammond below.
Please also read The Road to Independence for a more detailed explanation.
To register your support for an independent Western Cape, CLICK HERE
We need the support of 1 600 000 people to force a referendum with the SA Government. Failing the government’s approval we will seek the support of the United Nations, The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.