Compatriots of South Africa https://compatriotsofsouthafrica.com Restoring our dignity Sat, 06 Apr 2019 12:51:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 #/?v=5.1.1 /wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-CSA-Logo-cut-32x32.png Compatriots of South Africa https://compatriotsofsouthafrica.com 32 32 Compatriots of South Africa – Manifesto Launch was ‘n Sukses! /compatriots-of-south-africa-manifesto-launch-was-n-sukses /compatriots-of-south-africa-manifesto-launch-was-n-sukses#comments Sat, 06 Apr 2019 12:34:29 +0000 Continue reading "Compatriots of South Africa – Manifesto Launch was ‘n Sukses!"

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Op 30 Maart 2019 het ons vir die heel eerste keer in geskiedenis ‘n Manifesto bekendgestel aan Suid-Afrika. Hierdie Manifesto sluit in al die dinge wat ons as Compatriots of South Africa na aan die hart lê.

Manifesto Launch

Hooftrekke van die gebeurtenis

Die geleentheid was gehou in Chatty, Bloemendal, in Port Elizabeth en die verrigting het amptelik om 11uur afgeskop met die lede en gaste wat eers buite en toe binne die saal die naam en missie van ons party verkondig het. Daar was omtrent 100 mense wat die geleentheid bygewoon het van regoor die land.

Gaste en gassprekers sluit onder ander in die leierskap van die party self (met Mnr Cheslin Felix, die President van Compatriots of South Africa, as die hoof spreker), asook verskeie tradisionele leiers van die Khoi en Boesman gemeenskappe in die Oos-, Wes- en Noord-Kaap.

Tradisionele Leierskap

Groot media publikasies onder andere die SABC en ETV het die geleentheid bygewoon. As gevolg hiervan was die nuus oor ons Manifesto en waarna ons strewe wyd en suid gesien in die koerante, oor die radio en selfs op die televisie. Hieronder is die links waar u hierdie onderhoude en videos kan gaan sien indien u dit gemis het:

Die hoofpunte van ons Manifesto

Tydens sy toespraak, het Mnr Cheslin Felix, ons leier, ‘n hele paar belangrike dinge genoem wat aan die lig gebring is deur ons volgelinge. Hierdie punte is reeds in ons Manifesto ingesluit om vir ons mense te wys dat ons wel luister en ons sal sorg dat die hele land daarvan te hoor sal kom.

Dinge soos die onderwysstelsel, gesondheidsstelsel en regte vir lede van die SAKK is as groot punte genoem tydens die bekendstelling van die Manifesto. Dit is om die erns van die saak te stel aan die hele Suid-Afrika, want die opleiding, gesondheid en welstand van ons mense is nie iets wat vir langer oorgesien kan word nie.

‘n Samevatting van die Manifesto is hiermee aangeheg en die volle toespraak deur Mnr Felix is ook beskikbaar op ons Facebook en Youtube bladdens.

Vir die volledige Manifesto, klik op die foto of op hierdie link om die PDF weergawe af te laai: Compatriots of South Africa – Manifesto (Afrikaans)

Ons versoek aan almal vir die verkiesing op 08 Mei 2019

Ons werk hard om in die 2021 plaaslike verkiesing in elke gemeenskap ‘n leier te plaas wat die stem van die agtergeblewenes verteenwoordig. Om daar te kom, het ons julle hulp nodig.

Stem vir Compatriots of South Africa op 08 Mei 2019 deur jou kruisie vir ons te maak op die nasionale ballot papier. Ons kan nie belowe dat ons die land nou al sal kan oorneem nie, maar ons kan wel belowe dat ons ‘n verskil kan maak in die besluite van die parlement sodra ons setels in die nasionale parlement gewen het. Dit is die enigste manier hoe die agtergeblewe mense se stem verhoor sal word.

Gebruik jou stem vir jou stem om gehoor te word. Stem vir Compatriots of South Africa!

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URGENT NOTICE!

Compatriots of South Africa is not involved in any talks with ANY OTHER political party. We WILL be paying our fee to contest the elections (fee payable 13/03/2019) and WE WILL be on the BALLOT PAPER under the name of COMPATRIOTS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

The actions of Mr Rodney Heugh, Mr Mark Cunningham and Mrs Eralda van Rooyen to join GOOD was done on their own accord and in private capacity with no involvement of #CSA.

Compatriots of South Africa has ABSOLUTELY NO PLAN to create alliances or coalitions with any other political party.

Stand together with us and believe in CSA!

#Vote4CSA #RestoringOurDignity #Elections2019

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The Ugly Truth about Unemployment in South Africa /the-ugly-truth-about-unemployment-in-south-africa /the-ugly-truth-about-unemployment-in-south-africa#respond Fri, 08 Mar 2019 06:29:04 +0000 Continue reading "The Ugly Truth about Unemployment in South Africa"

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Unemployment has been one of the hot topics in South Africa with the growing numbers of youth and women struggling to find their feet in the plummeting economy. The overall percentage of unemployment increased from 21.5% to almost 28% from 2008 to 2018.

With an overall poverty count of approximately 56.8% of South Africans between 2008 to 2009, it is no surprise why our country is in the state it is currently. More than half of the country is actively looking for jobs but are unsuccessful. All this while corruption in South Africa increased with tenders being wrongfully assigned to people as a direct result of nepotism and illegal bribes.

The poverty gap between the lowest and highest percentile of earners is a staggering 27.9%. A large amount of people are still living in less desirable living conditions struggling to make a living as still not seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

As more people make their way to the big cities to find work, the living conditions and level of poverty in the provinces feeding the big cities deteriorates. The population level in major provinces such as Gauteng and the Western Cape is ever-increasing due to more jobs being created in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town to name a few. What happens to the provinces now that are suffering the loss of its skilled workers due to unemployment?

National and Provincial Poverty Levels

The impact of unemployment in South Africa

In 2018 the majority of the unemployed were found to be men with 51.4% of men being unemployed including both short-term and longer-term job-seekers.

Women and youth have been found to be hit the hardest by the growing long-term unemployment statistics as reported by Statistics South Africa in a statement released on 30 October 2018. According to this statement the long-term unemployment rate was approximately 4.3 million South Africans in 2018 as opposed to the 2.6 million just ten years before. The total number of unemployed individuals who were found to actively search for jobs without success for any amount of time is an estimated 6.2 million South Africans.Statistics on unemployment in South AfricaThe majority of the long-term unemployed South Africans were women and youth – an alarming fact that has steadily increased since 2008 as per the statement released. This directly contributes to the increased rates of poverty in South African households whom are struggling to make ends meet.

Poverty on its own is the major contributing factor to the decline in the South African economy. Our people are struggling to find jobs thereby going to bed hungry, being malnourished having to feed on bread and rice and not getting all the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

A direct result of poverty is poor health and with the state of health care offered to members of the public, with people often waking up at the crack of dawn to traveling hundreds of kilometers to the nearest health care facility, it is no surprise that our people are reverting to gangsterism, prostitution and other elements of crime.

The increased crime statistics in turn affects the safety of our country with more women and children, the ones struggling to find jobs, being preyed on and becoming victims of rape, gang violence and abuse.

As you can see, the effects of unemployment reached much further than just the stress of putting food on the table. It is a spiraling system that South Africa has been struggling with for many years and the ANC has still not been able to fix.

How Compatriots of South Africa plan to empower the unemployed

As the Compatriots of South Africa it is our mission to create an environment where the socioeconomic conditions in South Africa is conducive to the growth and development of our people. We plan on doing this by creating jobs, advocating for better health care for the underprivileged, standing together with organizations fighting gender based violence and fight for everyone to have equal opportunity to the best education institutions regardless of their ethnic background or financial circumstances.

We do admit that at present because we are still young in politics, the impact that we are making right now is minuscule in light of the numbers and statistics in South Africa. However, our immediate plan to eradicate poverty and unemployment is to contest for elections in 2019 in the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape provinces in South Africa to fight for the rights of the forgotten people.

On a weekly basis we are running campaigns and workshop across these provinces telling people about our organization, where we come from and where we are planning on going. The plan is simple – get enough support from the public to make our way into parliament where we have a bigger chance of advocating for the health and rights of our people.

What we require from the general public

It is our belief that when we have a constituency in the parliament, that we have a vote on the inside thereby directly making a difference in the way parliament decisions and laws are being executed. With our ear on the ground, we will still listen and hear the complaints and requests from our members and with our foot in the door, we will be able to be the mouth pieces of the forgotten people.

Many people complain about the way the country is being run and the decisions the ANC make. We agree with you that we do not really see anything happening in our lives. What did the ANC and DA really do for us?

The Compatriots of South Africa (CSA) requires you to believe in us and our mission. Complaining about your circumstances will remain angry moans unless you decide to do something yourself. Make your mark on a ballot paper and make sure it is for CSA.

The more people vote for us, the more seats we get in parliament. With more seats we have more votes in parliament and it strengthens our influence.

Conclusion

As CSA we promise to always listen to the cry of our people. We are however not able to do anything unless you support us by voting for us.

We need you to vote and request that you vote for us, the Compatriots of South Africa. We believe that it is our obligation to restore the dignity of our people and we will do exactly that.

Stand with us in our campaign and vote Compatriots of South Africa.

 

For more information on our campaign and outreaches, please visit our Facebook page by clicking HERE. Also, if you want to volunteer or donate into our mission, please contact our Campaign Manager, Mrs Yolande Le Roux, on her cell phone: 065 831 6677 or via email: campaignmanager@compatriotsofsouthafrica.com

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The Incorruptible Seed – A Poem by the National Chairperson Mr Neil E Thorne /the-incorruptible-seed-a-poem-by-the-national-chairperson-mr-neil-e-thorne /the-incorruptible-seed-a-poem-by-the-national-chairperson-mr-neil-e-thorne#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2019 04:41:10 +0000 Continue reading "The Incorruptible Seed – A Poem by the National Chairperson Mr Neil E Thorne"

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In the middle of the plight we are currently facing in South Africa, many are discouraged. The state of our nation has many people up in arms because we are unsure of our future as a country.

Yet, while some are discouraged, others find inspiration to address the many issues that arises from the mismanagement of our country by the ANC as the ruling party.

Our National Chairperson, Mr Neil Thorne, is one of those who find courage to fight the good fight in South Africa. “I have always used my circumstances and surroundings as an inspiration when putting a pen to paper,” Thorne said while speaking about his poetry.

Below are two poems written by Thorne addressing the issue of giving to the poor and the Khoi-San heritage in South Africa.

Sowing and reaping

The incorruptible Seed by Neil E Thorne

 

Sow a seed, sow a seed

Sow a seed where there’s a need.

God will meet your need indeed,

Trust in Him, He will complete.

 

Sow a seed in the ground

One day it will be found

That after the seed has died,

Growth will be supplied.

Though the seed is small,

In time it grows tall

Steadily and rooted

Standing surefooted.

 

Cast your bread upon the waters,

T’will come back to your sons and daughters.

What you sow you will reap

His promises He always keep.

God loves the cheerful giver

You’ll be the happy receiver

Not out of abundance the seed

With money loving greed.

 

Sow a seed, sow a seed

Sow a seed where there’s a need.

God will meet your need indeed,

Trust in Him He will complete.

 

Khoisan drawings

Eerste Nasie van Suid-Afrika deur Neil E Thorne

 

Wie was Eerste Hier in Ons Land?,

Gewoon in grotte en aan Strand.

Die Inheemse Volk was alreeds Hier,

Ontdekkingsreisigers was maar gestuur.

Nog lank voor die groot trek,

Was Ons Mense Hier ontdek.

Hoewel geen eienaarskap op papier,

Getuig Tekeninge op Klip en Muur.

Genoeg bewyse, gewis beslis,

En vandag wil andere dit betwis.

 

Skepe het aangedoen vir varswater,

Kyk net wat gebeur later.

As seevaarders Hier aangekom,

Toe roof hulle Ons Mensdom.

Die Eerste Nasie van Die Land,

Verjaag en gemoor deur hul hand.

Vredeliewende Stamhoofde en Regters,

Moes nou optree as Strydvegters.

Beroof van kinders,vroue en vee

Noodgedwonge moes Hulle optree.

 

Vandag gaan die Stryd nog voort,

Dit skyn nie asof Ons Hier behoort.

Ontneem van Ons Taal en Kultuur,

Hoe lank moet Ons dit nog verduur?.

Die Eerste Nasie van als ontneem,

Verworpe ook deur huidige sisteem.

Ons keer trug tot Ons Eie Reg,

Sonder bloedvergieting en geveg.

Ons neem Ons Eerste Nasie Status,

Tesame met al ons Bates.

 

Compatriots of South AfricaWe are the people who belong

As the descendants of the Khoi, San and Bushmen, we belong in South Africa and deserve to be honoured for being the first people of our land.

Compatriots of South Africa together with its members stand behind the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill. We will not stop until we have received our first nation status!

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Die Amptelike Verklaring vanaf die Jeug Forum van Compatriots of South Africa Aangaande Jeug Bemagtiging /die-amptelike-verklaring-vanaf-die-jeug-forum-van-compatriots-of-south-africa-aangaande-jeug-bemagtiging /die-amptelike-verklaring-vanaf-die-jeug-forum-van-compatriots-of-south-africa-aangaande-jeug-bemagtiging#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2019 04:24:16 +0000 /die-amptelike-verklaring-vanaf-die-jeug-forum-van-compatriots-of-south-africa-aangaande-jeug-bemagtiging Continue reading "Die Amptelike Verklaring vanaf die Jeug Forum van Compatriots of South Africa Aangaande Jeug Bemagtiging"

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Hierdie is die amptelike verklaring van die Jeug Forum van Compatriots of South Africa (CSA) ten opsigte van die verlies van voldoende jeug bemagtiging in Suid-Afrika.

Ons publiseer hierdie verklaring as gevolg van ʼn verlies aan politieke leierskap en wilskrag om jeug bemagtiging aan te spreek. Die oorgrote meerderheid van die Suid-Afrikaanse jeug vind hulself magteloos as gevolg van die uitdagings in hul gemeenskappe wat hulle hulpeloos los sonder ʼn werklike hoop op ʼn toekoms.

Hierdie uitdagings dwing die jeug om betrokke te raak by misdaad, bendes, dwelmmisbruik, onbeplande tiener swangerskappe, publieke wangedrag en onaanvaarbare hoë werkloosheid getalle wat ons jeug terug hou van groei en vooruitgang. Die jeug word basies nou gedwing om af te tree nog ver voor hul selfs begin werk het. Selfs al kry hulle werk word hulle dikwels uitgebyt wat onstandvastigheid veroorsaak.

Aangaande die vele beproewings wat die jeug in Suid-Afrika trotseer

Die tekort aan betaamlike leiding en ekonomiese geleenthede is twee faktore wat ʼn groot rol speel in die ondergang van die jeug. Terwyl die jeug sukkel om hul voet in die deur te kry, word die tekort aan genoegsame werksgeleenthede en opleiding afgesmeer aan die feit dat die land grootliks steeds sukkel om werklik weer op die been te kom na die vorige finansiële krisisse.

As CSA se Jeug Forum glo ons sterk dat daar wel ʼn uitweg is vir die implementering van vele strategieë om ons land te help met al die krisisse wat ons jeug in Suid-Afrika deur maak.

Dit is nie werklik ʼn geheim dat Suid-Afrika een van die mees onsamehangende lande in die wêreld is nie.

Daar is nie ʼn enkele gebeurtenis in SA waarna ʼn mens kan verwys as die oorsaak van die probleme wat die jeug in SA in die gesig staar nie. Dit is meer die verloop van sake wat opgebou het tot op die punt waar die mees kwesbaarste sektore die meeste daaronder lei. Tog in vandag se dae val meeste mense en veral die jeug in die “kwesbaarste sektore” en hierdie is die groep mense wie ons regering in die steek gelaat het.

Die oorsprong van die probleme is die onkunde en onwilligheid van die Suid-Afrikaanse regering om ʼn behoorlike strategie in plek te stel wat daarop gemik is om die jeug te bemagtig. Tog gebeur dit oor en oor dat ons regering in SA jeug bemagtiging verkeerd kry en dit lei ook tot die feit dat SA een van die minder suksesvolle lande in die wêreld is in terme van jeug ontwikkeling en bemagtiging.

Die hoë syfers van jeug betrokkenheid in misdaad, dwelms, bende geweld en tiener swangerskappe is ongelukkig die bewyse van ʼn gebroke strategie vanaf die regering om ons jongmense te ontwikkel. Dit is ook die oorsaak daarvan dat die jeug in die meeste gevalle aan die verkeerde kant van negatiewe statistieke beland.

Wanneer ʼn kind op skool gevra word wat hy of sy wil word wanneer hulle groot is, sal jy nooit hoor dat hulle beoog om ʼn dwelmverslaafde misdadiger te wees nie. Nee, inteendeel. Hulle droom groot en glo met kindergeloof dat hulle wel eendag ʼn dokter of polisie of selfs ʼn prokureur kan word wanneer hulle groot is.

Maar waar is die beurse? Waar is die regverdigheid in BEE (swart ekonomiese bemagtiging) as dit in meeste gevalle swart rasse groepe bevoordeel vir werksgeleenthede en finansiële steen in tersiêre institusies terwyl ons bruin en wit kinders moet sukkel om net hul aansoeke in te stuur vir oorweging? Dit terwyl daar gelyke geleerde jeug van alle rassegroepe is wie almal bevoeg is om ʼn sekere werk of pos te vervul.

Die grootste faktore wat die Suid-Afrikaanse jeug beïnvloed

As ons verder dink aan hoekom die jeug hulself in die posisie vind wat hulle tans in is, besef ons dat daar baie faktore is wat ʼn rol speel en impak maak op die ontwikkeling en groei van die jeug. Hierdie faktore is die gevolg van die Suid-Afrikaanse regering se aksies in terme van waar die jeug hul vandag bevind.

Hierdie faktore sluit in:

  1. Die kwaliteit van onderwys in skole en tersiêre institusies.
  2. Die misbruik van media en mislukte onderwysstelsel.
  3. Die gebrek aan voldoende ekonomiese groei.
  4. Regstellende aksie en land hervorming is steeds nie geïmplementeer nie.
  5. Korrupsie op alle vlakke van die regering.
  6. Die gebrek aan voldoende ondersteuning vir diegene wie tegnologies, innoverend en wetenskaplik aangelê is. Daarmee gepaard die onvoldoende ondersteuning in skole vir wiskunde en wetenskap inisiatiewe.
  7. Jong entrepreneurs word nagelaat.
  8. Tenders word toegeken aan alreeds bestaande besighede en nie noodwendig nuwe maatskappye nie. Ons jongmense, mense met gebrekke en vroue moet meer ondersteuning kry in die verband.
  9. Die gebrek aan onderhandeling met privaat sektore en universiteite om hulp te bied vir ons jongmense se vooruitgang.
  10. Die gebrek aan ontwikkelingsprogramme vir jongmense met ʼn agterstand as gevolg van gebroke huishoudings, dwelmmisbruik, tiener swangerskappe en ʼn minderwaardigheidskompleks oor hoe hulle in die media blootgestel word.

Ons kan steeds verder gaan met ʼn behoorlike ondersoek na die faktore wat ʼn rol speel in die mislukking van jeug ontwikkeling, maar wat sal dit baat? Nou is die tyd om die probleme in konteks te sit om oplossings daarvoor te vind.

Hoe ons ʼn verskil sal maak in jeug organisasies in Suid-Afrika

As Compatriots of South Africa se Jeug Aksie beoog ons om die jeug te bemagtig deur ʼn vooruitgaande en inklusiewe samelewing te skep. Dit kan ook nie net op podiums en konferensies gedoen word nie.

Ons kan nie net bystaan en kyk hoe die regering elke keer leë beloftes maak sonder om dit uit te voer nie. Ons moet ingryp en help om ons jongmense ʼn doel in die lewe te gee en daarmee ook ander aanmoedig om dieselfde te doen.

In Suid-Afrika is ons bevoorreg om so baie jong mense te het. As ons dit reg kry om die jeug werklik te bemagtig in alle aspekte, sal dit ook vooruitgang vir die land en sy toekoms kan waarborg.

Met soveel vooruitgang in die digitale platforms is dit ook belangrik dat ons die jeug begin opvoed in terme van digitale media om vooruitgang op ʼn internasionale vlak ook te verseker.

Ons pogings om die jeug te bemagtig in vergelyking met ons missie as Compatriots of South Africa

Ons missie as ʼn party is om ʼn florerende regering te sien in ʼn sosio-ekonomiese omgewing wat aanhoudend bydra tot volhoubare ontwikkeling. As die Jeug Aksie van Compatriots of South Africa glo ons dat ons land se sosio-ekonomiese vooruitgang slegs bepaal kan word sodra die jeug bemagtig word.

Die jeug is die toekoms van ons land. Ons moedig dus jongmense aan om betrokke te raak by ons organisasie om ons te help in ons missie tot jeug bemagtiging.

Ons President, Mnr Cheslin Felix, sê altyd “moenie die dae van klein begin minag nie, want dit is die dryfkrag wat jou sal motiveer om vooruit te gaan en ʼn toekoms te sien waar al jou harde werk en pogings gereflekteer word in die resultate daarvan.”

Laaste woorde vanaf die Jeug Aksie

Ons neem die toekoms van ons land, Suid-Afrika, baie ernstig op. Ons neem ook ons jongmense baie ernstig op. Ons hoor hulle kreet na hulp.

Die taak wat voor ons lê is nie maklik nie, maar ons sal nie rus alvorens daar oplossings is aangaande jeug bemagtiging in Suid-Afrika is nie. Deur die jeug te bemagtig sal ons reeds ʼn begin daaraan kan maak om die menswaardigheid van ons mense te herstel.

As u saam staan met ons missie en visie aangaande die jeug, besluit vandag nog om aan te sluit by ons organisasie!

Stem vir Compatriots of South Africa!

Geskryf deur die Jeug Aksie van Compatriots of South Africa

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The National Treasurer of the Compatriots of South Africa – Mr Lester Ferndale /the-national-treasurer-of-the-compatriots-of-south-africa-mr-lester-ferndale /the-national-treasurer-of-the-compatriots-of-south-africa-mr-lester-ferndale#respond Fri, 01 Mar 2019 05:05:38 +0000 Continue reading "The National Treasurer of the Compatriots of South Africa – Mr Lester Ferndale"

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I am Lester Ferndale, the National Treasurer of Compatriots of South Africa. I was born in Willowdene on 13 October 1976 to a loving and hardworking family.

Regarding my educational background

From a young age I always knew I was destined for greatness, but with the limiting beliefs of a young “coloured” boy, chances of me becoming an internationally famous surgeon was a pipe dream. So I settled for becoming an average skilled worker after passing matric. I obtained a N2 and tradesman certificate in 1997 while working as a shopfitter for Adel Shopfitters. This was an opportunity I was really grateful for as it opened up so many doors for me. But through all the years it really bothered me that I could have been so much more had I had the choice and opportunities to do it.

Many of our young people out there are troubled with the same issues I had relating to limiting beliefs. The fact is that there are many opportunities geared at further education and training in South Africa, but the youth of our country, especially those coming from a lineage of “coloured people” fail to recognize it in themselves that they are worthy of such opportunities.

My reason for being who I am

I was fortunate to meet my wife when I was still very young and she with my family is definitely the main reason for my existence. If it had not been for the support and trust I received for her and my family, I would probably not have been who I am today.

Though I am not rich and own a lot of wealthy possessions, my wealth reaches further than just money. My hopes and dreams creates visions in my life which I believe will empower many South Africans alike to become prosperous.

I believe God put me here on earth, more specifically in the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth, to make a difference in the lives of other young “coloured” boys by helping them to manage their skills and resources to the best of their abilities.

What really bothers me about the state of our country

Seeing doors being shut in the faces of “coloured people” due to the colour and tone of their skin is a concern not only for me but for many other South Africans. We often see that at the debt of health only “black people” are successful in job applications leaving others to fight for a chance at the lower ranked jobs.

Driving past Dower College in Westend, Port Elizabeth, makes me realize that almost 90% percent of the students are “black” in an area constituting of 90% “coloured” people. How does this actually make sense? Especially because we, the “coloured people”, were forcefully removed from Willowdene in the 1980s to be placed in the Northern Areas where only people of our kind could live in the Apartheid era.

Something really needs to be done to boost the beliefs and morale of our people so that they can take possession of that which the government entrusted to us and has now taken advantage of.

Why I joined Compatriots of South Africa

When asked why I joined Compatriots of South Africa (CSA), the answer is simple: I am here as a Stewart of “coloured people” to help voice their concerns of the growing negligence of our people.

The ANC represents “black people.” The DA represents “white people.” Now we, the Compatriots of South Africa, will represent the brown people, the natives of our country who stem from the Khoi, San and Bushmen.

We need to be an advocate for our people to fight or equal rights and opportunities. Our people need job and study opportunities that will help in the development and growth of our children and adults. This will ensure that out future is secured and that we do not have to live in the shadow of other racial groups any longer.

We are all South Africans!

With the continuous quest of the “black people” to take out the “white people,” where does this leave “coloured people?” We are caught in a power struggle between a people of the opinion that the tone of your skin and your background dictates which jobs and opportunities you deserve. It is time that South Africans realize that our worth is not just skindeep.

We are all human and at the core of our physical bodies our bones look the same.

We need to get rid of the “race” column on a Z83 form which is creating division between people because of the colour of their skin. Race is an Apartheid institution that should have died out with it. We are all South Africans and should be dealt with equally.

Compatriots of South Africa is the vehicle that will spearhead change in our country. Cast your vote for CSA and you will start to see the change that we all dreamt of years ago.

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Adjunk Sekretaris-Generaal van Compatriots of South Africa – Jeanette van Rayners /adjunk-sekretaris-generaal-van-compatriots-of-south-africa-jeanette-van-rayners /adjunk-sekretaris-generaal-van-compatriots-of-south-africa-jeanette-van-rayners#respond Wed, 27 Feb 2019 05:18:34 +0000 Continue reading "Adjunk Sekretaris-Generaal van Compatriots of South Africa – Jeanette van Rayners"

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Ek is Jeanette Nocawe van Rayners, ‘n aktivis vir vryheid en gesondheid in die Noordelike Areas van Port Elizabeth huidiglik gevestig in Missionvale. Oorspronklik is ek van Graaff-Reinet waar ek my laerskool onderrig by Kroonvale Primêre Skool en hoërskool onderrig by Spandau Sekondêre Skool voltooi het.

Van jongs af het ek altyd gedroom om iemand in die lewe te word wat ‘n verskil in andere se lewens kan maak. Min het ek gewis dat na al my pogings en swaarkry wel vandag kan doen wat ek toe nooit eers kon aan dink nie.

Waar ek vandaan kom

Ek wou altyd ‘n groot familie hê, maar het nooit gedink dat ek die matriarg van vele sou word nie. Ek is geseënd met vier kinders, twee pleegkinders asook agt kleinkinders. Sonder al my kinders glo ek nie dat ek dieselfde mens kan wees wat ek vandag is nie. Dit is asof my gesin my ‘n ekstra wip in my stap gee wat my ‘n groter lus in die lewe gee om selfs meer te wil gee en doen vir andere.

Op die ouderdom van twintig het ek na Port Elizabeth verhuis waar ek tans in Missionvale woonagtig is. Hier is waar ek die meeste van my gemeenskapswerk verrig tussen die Bruin mense wat minder bevoorreg is en swaar kry.

In 1994 het ek by Dorbyl Automotive begin werk waarna ek by die unie (Numsa) aangesluit het. Hierdie was egter net die begin, want toe ek eers ‘n voet in die deur kry, het dit nooit wekrlik gestop nie. Ek het verder gegaan en by verskeie organisasies aangesluit in die hoop om te help veg vir vryheid en gelyke regte. Onder hierdie organisasies is die ANC, ID en daarna die DA waar ek baie meer aktief en betrokke was.

My rolmodel is Patricia Delill omdat sy bewys het dat ‘n bruinvrou kan opstaan en ‘n verskil maak. Haar sterk karakterseienskappe is vir my ‘n aansporing om ook sterk te staan in die politiek sodat ek ‘n advokaat kan wees vir die lank-vergete Bruin mense in Suid-Afrika.

Hoekom kies ek nou Compatriots of South Africa

Oor die jare het ek my alles gegee aan partye wat met mooi woorde en kospakkies my en die mense rondom my se harte en stem kom steel het. Baie beloftes en ooreenkomste is al gemaak deur politieke partye sonder dat veel werklik daarvan voorendag gekom het.

Nou sê jy vir my, waarvoor maak jy nog ‘n kruisie langs ‘n party wat jou probeer omkoop met goedere en jou armoed en onkunde uitbyt en dit ter wille van die meerderheid stem in jou woonarea? Nee, dit was tyd vir my om werklik te sit en dink oor wat ek moet doen om werklik ‘n verskil te maak in Suid-Afrika.

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My belangstelling in Compatriots of South Africa (CSA) het ontstaan toe ek ‘n werkswinkel bygewoon het. Dit is daar waar ek ontdek het dat dit is waarna ek altyd opsoek was. Huidiglik betree ek die posisie as Adjunk Sekretaris-Generaal van CSA. By CSA is waar ek behoort.

As bruinmens moes ek altyd aan die agterste speen drink by die ander partye. Nou met CSA weet ek waarheen ek oppad is.

Deure gaan oop – ek ontdek nou my ware IDENTITEIT en my bestaansreg. Ek is trots daarop dat ek ook nou my eie kultuur kan begin uitleef.

My laaste woorde aan u, die stemmer in Suid-AfrikaDeputy SG advocating for the forgotten people

Ons as ‘n party is eintlik nog in ons baba fase, maar in hierdie kort tyd het ons alreeds soveel gedoen om die stem en ondersteuning te werf van Bruin mense regoor die land. Daar is nie baie wat ons op die oomblik vir u kan bied behalwe die belofte dat ons sal aanhou en deurdruk totdat ons ‘n voet in die deur kan het by die partlement. Dit is maar die eerste stap en daarna sal ons kan veg vir die reg van ons volk en Vaderland.

Daar is geen rede hoekom u nie ons kan vertrou nie. CSA doen alreeds wat ons beoog om te doen, maar ons het steeds u nodig om ons te ondersteun al die pad nie die eleksies en selfs verder.

Net vir ingeval u nie eintlik weet waarvoor ons staan of wie ons is nie, kan u gerus hier op ons webtuiste meer gaan lees oor ons party.

Laat jou stem werklik ‘n verskil maak. Stem vir CSA en help ons om ons menswaardigheid terug te win.

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Secretary General of Compatriots of South Africa – Charles Davies /secretary-general-of-compatriots-of-south-africa-charles-davies /secretary-general-of-compatriots-of-south-africa-charles-davies#respond Mon, 25 Feb 2019 05:18:02 +0000 Continue reading "Secretary General of Compatriots of South Africa – Charles Davies"

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I am Charles George Davies II. I was born in the Fairview Moravian Missionary Station in the late sixties. German Missionaries came to South Africa to teach the us as the Khoi San how to read and write. The reason for this was to educate the Khoi San so they could keep their land.

I was fortunate enough to be part of the students to receive education at the Missionary Station. Yet, unknowingly at my young age I never imagined that I was part of the Greatest cultural history yet to unfold.

Apartheid Law forcefully moved us from Fairview to the cold concrete walls of prefab homes in the Northern areas of Port Elizabeth – the same area now famous for gangsterism and voilence.

Regarding my education and political background

I started and completed schooling in the Northern Areas. My high school days at Chatty Senior Secondary School was filled with riots against the Apartheid Law under the banner of the United Democratic Front (UDF). At that time in history the Bruinmense was the force behind the UDF.

I left Port Elizabeth in 1989 to further my studies at the controversial University of the Western Cape (UWC). It is here that the struggle for freedom truly became part of my life and who I am.

I fought shoulder to shoulder next to great icons like the late Professor Jakes Gerwel and Alan Boesak amongst many others.

Together we made Cape Town ungovernable for the entire world to see. Bruinmense fought tirelessly as the UDF for the African National Congress (ANC). However, promises were made to the Bruin leaders that never materialised and sadly our leader, Alan Boesak, was falsely accused of embezzlement. The UDF then joined forces with the ANC and thus lost their identity.

My vision for the future of South Africa

I have a dream that the youth of the Bruinmense could unite again like in the days of the UDF. Bruinmense should vote for their own political party who would represent their needs in parliament without prejudice due to the colour of their skin. I will not give up until our dignity is restored and the youth of the disadvantaged Bruinmense have secured futures.

Compatriots of South Africa (CSA) is to me now like the United Democratic Front in those days. We have the power to regain our political power. What happened in the past happened – there is no going back. The only thing we can do now is to ensure that we have a better future.

My appeal to the Bruinmense of South Africa

Bruinmense, let us unite. Let us vote as one voice for one political party. Bruinmense of the forgotten UDF unite again and this time stand with CSA. We will not burn tyres again. We will use our right to vote.

To the Bruinmense who fought tirelessly in the eighties in Modderdam road, UWC. You are married today with more wisdom. Let us use this to our advantage. Let us take the war to parliament and change legislation to secure the future of our children.

“I won’t give up,” came the famous speech made by Alan Boesak in the UWC Student Centre. You were there so let us continue this dream to never give up.

My final words to you

Today I am still fighting for the freedom and equality of our people. This is my reason for being part of CSA and as the Secretary General I will ensure that we do what we envision to do. For too long we have been suppressed, oppressed and marginalized by the ANC government.

It is time for us to take up our rightful place as the indigenous people of South Africa by making our voices heard. As an individual you can make appeals and complaints, but together we can make a statement and take our country back.

Help us by casting your vote for CSA. Together we can restore our dignity!

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The National Chairperson of Compatriots of South Africa – Neil Thorne /the-national-chairperson-of-compatriots-of-south-africa-neil-thorne /the-national-chairperson-of-compatriots-of-south-africa-neil-thorne#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:22:46 +0000 Continue reading "The National Chairperson of Compatriots of South Africa – Neil Thorne"

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I am Neil Eugene Thorne, born on 24 July 1969 at Willowdene, Port Elizabeth. I was raised in a strong Christian household where my leadership qualities came out in the church communities.

A little bit more about who I am

From primary school I started writing poems and songs, but could not go further studies. I could only at the time complete my introductory course to engineering studies whilst working as a quality controller in the motor industry. Currently I am a laboratory technician by trade and will grab the opportunity for further studies should the opportunity present itself.

In the 1970’s we were forcefully removed from our habitat by the then Group Areas Act of the Apartheid government. At high school in the 1980’s, I became active in the political field by addressing the “struggle” and showing our disapproval with the then government by boycotting.

I served on the school representative council and youth structures that were serious about our freedom. This is where my foundation in politics were formed.

How I became a part of the Compatriots of South Africa

When the founder of Compatriots of South Africa (CSA) shared his vision with me, we immediately agreed on this long awaiting Godsend purpose which we knew had to be executed.

Together we made sure the registration process was done correctly and started sensitising our people of our endeavours. Currently I am the National Chairperson of CSA and am planning on always being a part of this political party regardless of which role I fulfil.

My motto in life is to be solution-driven and knowing we are more than conquerors by helping those who are in dire need to assist in any possible way. Being the National Chairperson of CSA will definitely give me the platform and resources I need to fulfil my motto and mission in life.

What grieves me the most about the current state of affairs in South Africa

When I look at the downtrodden and forgotten citizens of our beloved country, it urges me to do the best I can to improve their lives. I joined CSA because I know I can make a difference in the lives of many people. I believe that CSA is the vehicle that can restore the dignity of our people by creating developmental sustainability within our society and country.

By creating permanent and specialised employment in for our communities through a consistent socioeconomic environment by a sustainable development, we can improve the lives of the people in our nation.

How will we contribute to improving our country

If CSA comes in government we will scrap all labour brokers and implement a special force to deal with crime and drug issues. We will allow and empower our people to be productive through skills development.

Our people have degrees, but have no jobs.

It is time that we give those people the opportunities they deserve by creating a permanent employment structure whereby skilled and qualified specialists in any field can be appointment to assist in the development of those who are still oppressed due to them having to leave schools to help provide for their households.

Vote for CSA

There is so much that we want to do to help our people and our country. We have all the people in our country who can all play a part in saving our country from demising due to continuous corruption by the ANC government.

Help us help our country by casting your vote for CSA. Give us the chance and we will show you how we will restore the dignity of our people.

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Die Vise-President van Compatriots of South Africa – Lucia Felix /die-vise-president-van-compatriots-of-south-africa-lucia-felix /die-vise-president-van-compatriots-of-south-africa-lucia-felix#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:20:52 +0000 Continue reading "Die Vise-President van Compatriots of South Africa – Lucia Felix"

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My naam is Lucia Felix, gebore in Port Elizabeth op 25 Desember 1973. Ek het groot geword in Kleinskool waar ek ook skool geloop het. Met trots kan ek sê dat ek ʼn Bruin mens is en al het ek geen politieke agtergrond, was ek steeds elke dag bewus van Apartheid in Suid-Afrika as gevolg van die kleur van my vel.

My rol in Compatriots of South Africa is Vise-President en ek wil graag ons mense bewus maak van ons agtergeblewene Bruin mense.

ʼn Bietjie agtergrond oor my en waar ek vandaan kom

Ek het my matriek in 1992 voltooi en toe begin werk. Later het ek besluit om verder te studeer waar ek ʼn kursus voltooi het om as kleuterskool onderwyseres te werk. Nadat ek my graad voltooi het, het ek besluit het om my eie kleuterskool te open. Vandag besit ek my eie kleuterskool en is baie trots om werk te verskaf vir ses (6) gesinne.

My ma, Louisa, steeds woonagtig in Kleinskool, is my rolmodel. Sy is ʼn moeder wat sewe (7) kinders alleen groot gemaak het. My mammie is ʼn streng, liefdevolle moeder wat al haar kinders eweredig lief het. My ma tesame met die res van my familie is beslis my rede om te leef.

My droom is om vroue by te staan sodat veral Bruin vroue sukses in die lewe kan behaal.

Waar ons as Compatriots of South Africa vandaan kom

Compatriots of South Africa (CSA) is ʼn politieke party wat eerstens deur die visie van God op die been gebring is deur my eggenoot, Cheslin Felix (die president van die party). ʼn Visie direk van God af kan ʼn mens nie net ignoreer nie. CSA is ʼn party vir Bruin mense. Ons wil mense huis toe bring! Mense moet vir CSA stem sodat Bruin mense se stem gehoor kan word.

As ʼn party kan ons as CSA geen beloftes maak vir nou nie omdat ons steeds so jonk is as ʼn organisasie. Ons glo egter dat mettertyd kan ons mense dit moontlik maak vir die Bruin mense om terug te neem wat aan ons behoort.

My persoonlike hoop vir ons party

Eerstens wat ek graag ʼn verandering in wil sien is die geweld in ons Noordelike Areas in Port Elizabeth. Ons benodig meer klinieke, skole en hospitale sodat almal gelyke toegang het tot basiese gesondheid en onderwys in ons eie areas.

Meer belangrik is dat ons werksgeleenthede benodig sodat ons ʼn doel kan het om elke dag te leef. Dit is die enigste en eerste manier hoe ons werklik ons menswaardigheid kan herwin.

My laaste woorde aan u voor die eleksies in Mei 2019

Ons Bruin mense is die mense met die “master brain.” Ons het ʼn houding van “ons kan as ons wil.” Op die oomblik wil ons, maar ons het die publiek se steun brood nodig. As jy ooit in jou lewe moed verloor het oor dienslewering, werkskepping en korrupsie in ons land, dan is dit tyd dat jy iets doen om werklik ʼn verandering te bring aan die situasie in ons land.

Gee jou stem vir Compatriots of South Africa en help ons om die verandering te bring waarna ons streef.

Stem vir CSA!

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