The quest for independence of the Western Cape is quite frequently compared to Orania, the success or failure thereof, and misconception between the two. To explain this, it is important to understand the difference between internal- and external self-determination.
Internal self-determination allows for limited forms of autonomy (independence) within a state. Orania is a perfect example of this with autonomy on language and cultural aspects but limited autonomy over a specific region. Another example is Scotland.
External self-determination as is promoted by CapeXit NPC is where people within a nation-state demands to become 100% autonomous (Independent) and where a new state or country is created with complete territorial sovereignty.
CapeXit also promotes an Independent state for all who live within, with 6 district governments and a very lean central government. This will ensure that the new state can never go back to either the old ‘apartheid’ South Africa or the current BBEEE South Africa. All people are equal and have the right to live in an area where education, culture, and language can be applied to those who live within that specific area.
Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (which has been signed by South Africa on 3 October 1994 and ratified on 10 December 1998), states the following:
“All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right, they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development”
The South African Government is legally bound by the abovementioned Covenants’ provision. Furthermore, the right to self-determination has also, internationally, attained the status of erga omnes and ius cogens norm.
Erga Omnes – In international law, it has been used as a legal term describing obligations owed by states towards the community of states as a whole. An erga omnes obligation exists because of the universal and undeniable interest in the perpetuation of critical rights (and the prevention of their breach). Consequently, any state has the right to complain of a breach (Wikipedia).
Ius Cogens, is a fundamental principle of international law that is accepted by the international community of states as a norm from which no derogation is permitted. (Wikipedia)
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CapeXit is also part of the Independence Forum chaired by Dr. Peter Hammond where all groups meet twice a month to discuss progress.
CapeXit believes that all these groups will bond when necessary – the future of a new country is at stake – together we can do this.
The time for Cape Independence is here!