Comment: It is said that history repeats itself; the 2022 Freedom Declaration is based on the 1955 Freedom Charter; and, is a unique document in that for the second time, we the Southern African people, are actively involved in formulating our own vision of an alternative society; the increasing prevalent New World Order of Corporate State oppression and exploitation since 1995 is hereby totally rejected.
Freedom “Declaration” is used instead of “Charter” or “Manifesto” which are both shipping law-of-the-sea terms to keep it a lawful and binding law-of-the-land decree by, for and of the people; the idea of a new SA People’s Freedom Declaration was suggested and agreed upon by the first United People’s Front coalitions in 2021.
“The essence of sovereignty is that the decree of the sovereign makes law.”
The SA United People’s Front is a non-political people’s government made up of different coalitions, kingdoms and states enlisting volunteers and committees to lay the foundations for an alternative society of direct self-governance based on the will of all the people and beginning with the SA People’s National Referendum;
Thus the people will again meet on the 25th and 26th of June 2022 as some of our forefathers did for the 1955 Freedom Charter, and again it will represent a crucial historical moment in establishing a new order based on the will of we the people; the public have until then to make amendments or changes to this draft declaration;
The Freedom Charter proclaims that “the people shall govern” and ”Southern Africa belongs to all who live on it” and that “all shall be equal before the law”. It pledges to continue the United People’s Front change campaign and fulfillment of the new 2022 Reconstruction & Development Programme Policy Framework until a new lawful people’s order of direct self-governance by, for and of the people is in place.
Hence, the Charter is a significant document because it embodies the hopes and aspirations of all the different Southern African peoples; united in their diversity; the Rainbow Nation; the people now do govern.
The 2022 Freedom Declaration is to be recorded in the UPF National Recording Office and is to remain un-enacted as a lawful and binding document at common law, customary law, natural law and in all other jurisdictions and is binding on all present and future organs of state.
SA Jural Assembly – a people’s court of common opinion;
common opinion is good authority in law;
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Draft SA People’s Freedom Declaration 2022
We, the Southern African people, declare for all our country and the world to know:
That Southern Africa belongs to all who live on it, black, brown and white, and that no government can justly claim authority unless it is based on the will of the people;
That our people have been robbed of their birthright to land, freedom and peace by a form of government founded on injustice and inequality;
That our country will never be prosperous or free until all our people live in brotherhood, enjoying equal rights and opportunities;
That only a (re)publican state, based on the will of all the people, can secure to all their birthright without distinction of colour, race, sex or belief;
And therefore we, the Southern African people, black, brown and white together – equals, countrymen, brothers and sisters – affirm this Freedom Declaration. And we pledge ourselves to strive together, sparing neither strength nor courage, until the changes here set out have been won.
THE PEOPLE GOVERN!
Every man and woman has the right and duty to take their turn in the decision-making of people’s assemblies, committees and courts of direct self-governance;
And, to sit as a jurist in a people’s common law or customary law courts, tribal authority or other people’s forum which make laws;
All people are entitled to take part in the direct self-administration of their local community or national self-governing state or the organic South African Republic;
The rights of the people are the same, regardless of belief, colour, nationality, race, or sex;
All corporate bodies of minority rule, advisory boards, councils and authorities shall be replaced by people’s committees and public organs of direct self-governance;
Local and national referendums must be held on all decisions affecting the people;
ALL STATES HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS!
State autonomy, independence and sovereignty is the original law of nations;
South Africa is a Republic – in a republican form of government sovereignty is vested in the people for whom the government exists and acts; and,
Every self-determining state has the right to autonomy and self-determination within the Republic while sharing equally in Southern Africa’s national wealth;
All states are to enter into mutual compacts, peace and trade treaties to uphold and maintain the indivisibility of the South African Republic;
All states have equal right to develop their own common or customary laws, courts, banks and governance; to use their own languages, folk culture and customs;
Every state shall be protected by treaty law against insults to their people and state;
Every state will elect a statesman to sit on a national executive council and other offices deemed necessary to represent the South African Republic internationally.
THE PEOPLE SHARE IN THE COUNTRY’S WEALTH!
The national wealth of our country, the heritage of all South Africans, shall be restored to the people;
The mineral wealth beneath the soil, the banks and the monopoly industry shall be transferred to the ownership of the people as a whole;
All other industry and trade shall be controlled by oversight committees authorised by people’s courts to assist the well-being of the people;
Anti-trust laws are to be instituted against multinational corporations to capture illicit capital flows from Southern Africa into offshore tax havens for SA development;
All people have the right to trade where they choose, to manufacture and to enter all crafts, trades and professions unless regulated by a people’s court.
THE LAND IS SHARED AMONG THOSE WHO WORK IT!
The land is allodial; feudal tenure is abolished and all Title Deeds are null & void for semantic deceit under colour of law, fraud and for lack of subject matter jurisdiction;
Land Patents will be recorded in a Land Recording Office approved by the people’s assemblies, committees or courts;
All people have the natural right of use and custodianship of a piece of land without having to pay for it other than basic admin costs;
All municipal and state controlled farms and land shall be re-divided, by the relevant tribal authority or people’s land committee, amongst those who wish to work it to ensure food security and banish famine and land hunger;
The state, if possible, shall help the people with equipment, implements, tools and training in eco-friendly, organic, nature farming and sustainable techniques;
All prior commons, communal and un-used public land will be restored back to the local community and administrated by a local people’s land committee;
ALL ARE EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW!
The power of lawmaking must be restored to the people where it lawfully belongs;
Cases involving people and private businesses and trusts, must be transferred to a people’s court for arbitration; and, failing remedy, a jury, tribal authority or forum;
A people’s court is a customary law tribal authority or a common law jury court or arbitrator approved by, for and of the people assembled;
Only people’s courts have jurisdiction over people, their rights, property, land, minerals, resources, soil, air, fresh water, coastal waters and anything tangible;
And, the local common law or customary law of the place applies;
Legal COURTS OF SOUTH AFRICA only have jurisdiction over contracts between corporate legal fiction entities and must restrict themselves to such business;
The order of things is confounded if every one preserves not his jurisdiction;
Members of the BAR legal system and attorneys are prohibited from taking part in the proceedings of people’s courts, assemblies, committees and or governance;
Principles of Restorative Justice must be applied by people’s courts in all cases;
Imprisonment does not rehabilitate; prisons must be re-purposed into rehabilitation centres; in a more equitable, fair and just society crime will be greatly reduced;
The police force and army and sheriffs are the helpers and protectors of the people and are obligated to act upon the orders of the people’s courts;
ALL HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS!
The law guarantees to all their inherent, pre-existing, natural inalienable rights;
Some of the rights of the people are set out in the SA People’s Bill of Rights;
The people have no accountability to the state except before a jury of their peers in a people’s common law court or before a tribal authority in a customary law court;
All are equally accountable before a people’s court no matter their office, title or status; be it corporate or state, public or private;
Where truth is, fiction of law does not exist;
The privacy of the house from police and other raids and shall be protected by law;
All shall be free to travel without restriction within Southern Africa and abroad;
Passes, permits and all other rules restricting these freedoms shall be abolished;
Restrictions can only be ordered by the unanimous ruling of a people’s court;
THERE IS WORK AND SECURITY FOR ALL!
Poverty, like slavery is man-made and can be undone by the actions of the people;
In a fair society we can immediately end un-employment and a basic income for all;
Every state shall recognise the right and duty of all to work and contribute to society,
There shall be a forty-hour working-week, a better national minimum wage, paid annual leave, sick leave for all workers, and maternity leave for all working mothers;
All who work shall be free to form trade unions, to elect their officers and to make wage agreements with their employers;
Men and women of all races shall receive equal pay for equal work;
Employment must be on a basis of merit; affirmative action is counter-productive, un-economical and places a financial burden on society as a whole;
Free tertiary education and or bursaries is key for skills development;
Civil servants, domestic workers, farm workers and mineworkers have the same rights as all others who work;
THE DOORS OF LEARNING AND OF CULTURE IS OPEN!
Every community shall discover, develop and encourage national talent for the enhancement of their cultural life;
All the cultural treasures of mankind shall be open to all, by free exchange of books, ideas and contact with other lands;
The aim of education shall be to teach the youth the truth, their rights, self-governance, to love their culture, to honour their neighbours, freedom and peace;
Education shall be alternative, free, voluntary and equal for all children;
Higher education and technical training shall be opened to all by means of state trust allowances and scholarships awarded on the basis of merit;
Adult illiteracy and indoctrination shall be ended by a mass state educational plan;
Teachers have all the same rights as all other people equally;
THERE ARE HOMES, SECURITY AND COMFORT FOR ALL!
All people shall have the right to live where they choose, to be decently and sustainably housed and to bring up their families in comfort and security;
Unused farming and housing space shall be made available to the people;
Rent and prices shall be lowered; food plentiful and no one shall go hungry;
A natural health scheme shall be run by the state trust;
Free natural health care and hospitalization shall be provided for all, with special care for mothers and young children;
Slums shall be demolished, and new sustainable suburbs built where all have transport, roads, lighting, playing fields, day care and social centres;
The aged, the orphans, the disabled and the sick shall be cared for by the state trust;
Rest, leisure and recreation is the right of all;
THERE IS PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP!
South Africa is a fully independent state of sovereign people, which respects the rights and sovereignty of all other nations;
South Africa will strive to maintain world peace and the settlement of all international disputes by peaceful negotiation – not war;
Peace and friendship amongst all our people shall be secured by upholding equal rights, opportunities and status for all;
The self-determining communities, kingdoms, republics and states are free to decide for themselves their own future;
The right of the peoples of Africa to independence and self-government shall be recognised and shall be the basis of close co-operation.
ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO A HEALTHY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT!
All harmful chemical, farming, industrial, manufacturing, packaging and toxic processes must be phased out for environmentally-friendly and people-friendly ones;
All harmful un-natural processes and technologies must be banned;
Environmental cleanup, rehabilitation and proper re-cycling of waste is a priority to save the environment from collapse while creating jobs for all;
Let all who love their people and their country now say, as we say here:
‘These freedoms we will peace for, side by side,
Throughout our lives,
Until we have won all our freedoms.’
The final draft to be affirmed by the people at Kliptown, Joburg, 25 to 26 June, 2022.