Manifesto

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1. Drugs and substance abuse
is destroying the future of our children & there is not enough proactive programs and action to stop this plague.

BSA Action: BSA will curb both the supply and demand of harmful substances by enacting laws that prohibit manufacturing, distribution and possession of such substances.

  • BSA will implement educational programs on substance abuse in schools and communities.
  • BSA will provide ‘aftercare’ services to rehabilitated users.
2. Illegal immigrants

There’s too many illegal immigrants (undocumented people from other countries) in South Africa. This creates socio-economic problems in South Africa by –

  • Placing a huge burden on our health facilities;
  • Creating a housing problem by establishing a proliferation of informal settlements;
  • Exacerbates the unemployment problem;
  • Increases crime incidents because illegal immigrants are undocumented and cannot be traced.

BSA Action: BSA government will apply strict influx control measures to curb illegal immigration and diffuse this time bomb.

3. Unemployment

One in every two black South African is unemployed. Factors contributing include:

  • South African manufacturers and agriculture are facing huge challenges from global competition.
  • The cost of doing business in South Africa is high compared to other countries.
  • There is no planned and progressive skills development of human capital.
  • South African jobseekers are facing unfair competition from foreigners because foreigners don’t pay taxes and are often not registered, therefore they settle for below average remuneration. Because of that, businesses are employing more foreigners than South Africans. It is easy for a foreigner to get a job in South Africa than a South African to get a job in her/his home country.
  • Foreign owned businesses in South Africa tend to employ their compatriots exclusively. How do these businesses benefit South Africans except to siphon money out of South Africa?

BSA Action: BSA will establish free education skills development centres throughout the country.

  • BSA will build infrastructure as in rail, roads, communication and industrial complexes throughout the country.
4. Poverty

Black South Africans still remain the poor segment of society; and are becoming poorer because of failure to address imbalances of the past caused by the apartheid regime. Black economic empowerment (BEE) programs have benefited only few people. Poverty is exacerbated by the government’s failure to control the cost of living in South Africa.

BSA Action: BSA will implement a scheduled BEE program which will be distributed equally among legitimate suppliers. This program will run for a limited number of years because its perpetual operation will amount to another form of discrimination.

5. Crime

is increasing in South Africa. There’s too much lawlessness. Even police stations are being robbed. This shows the government’s inability to fight crime.

BSA Action: BSA will recruit more police personnel. Currently there is 1 police man/woman for 1000 people in South Africa. Initially BSA will target to bring the ratio to 1 police for 500 people.

  • BSA will implement rotation of police personnel so that one person is not stationed for more than 3 years in any particular station.
  • BSA will build more police stations.
  • BSA will implement more visible policing programs.
  • Both national and municipal police will act collectively and synergistically to combat crime.
  • Minister of police and commissioner will be appointed from experienced police ranks.
  • BSA will sensitize citizens on law abiding norms and practices.
6. Food

is becoming more and more expensive. BSA will increase food production in order to reduce food prices and improve distribution.

BSA Action: BSA will encourage and support community food gardening.

  • BSA will establish agricultural control boards to fund and regulate food production and prices.
  • BSA government will train & employ more health inspectors to strictly police and inspect food production facilities to ensure safe and healthy nutrition.
7. Municipal bills

Unfair & expensive municipal bills. Most municipalities across the entire country practice unfair billing. Residents are being forcedly indebted into negative accounts to fund municipal inefficiencies.

BSA Action: BSA will enact law that forces all municipalities including Eskom and water supplies to be transparent and informative about all charges levied to residents.

They must also provide solutions and advice residents on ways and means to reduce charges.

8. Health services

Poor customer service at public hospitals & clinics. South Africans cannot get health services because of unprecedented number of poor foreigners that overcrowd our government clinics & hospitals. Yet foreigners don’t pay tax.

Overcrowding of our health facilities can be seen anywhere by just visiting these facilities. Even the Gauteng premier threatened to bill foreign countries because our government money is being used to take care of their people.

BSA Action: South Africans must be given first priority at health facilities by forming 2 queuing systems, one for citizens and another one for non-citizens.

  • BSA will build more clinics and hospitals across the country.
  • BSA will ensure that health facilities are well equipped and well stocked of medicines. Facility management will be held directly accountable for poor business management if a facility is found to provide poor customer service. Public servants must be responsible and accountable people.
9. Labour brokers

Use of labour brokers deny our people proper employment benefits.

BSA Action: Labour laws must be made fair to both the employer and employee so that the employer feels liberated to employ people without fear of retribution.

  • BSA will abolish the practice of prolonged labour brokerage exceeding 1 month.
  • Any person employed for more than 3 months of uninterrupted employment must have a direct employment contract with the business organization that owns the work he/she is doing.
10. Education

South African education produces candidates that are not relevant to the job market.

  • Pupils and students lack discipline (especially in Black communities).
  • Often high school students are not university ready.
  • The South African standard of education is low compared to other countries. It is said that South African education produces illiterates.
  • Government schools in Black communities lack facilities as most of them were built by the apartheid regime and the current regime has failed dismally to provide any improvements.
  • Some schools are neglected and are dangerous places for our children. For example: Pit toilets, leaking roofs, broken classrooms, etc.

BSA Action: BSA will rebuild, renovate and equip schools with proper facilities such as sports, swimming pools, computer rooms, laboratories and proper ablution.

  • BSA will change the curriculum to ensure that candidates are market relevant.
  • Pregnant pupils will not be allowed to attend school until they have been relieved. (Excluding college and university students).
  • Free education will be provided only at technical training centres and or to college / university students that follow subjects that have been declared as national priorities.
11. Corruption

There’s too much corruption in the government. Politicians are looting government coffers leading South Africa to lack of development and bankruptcy.

BSA Action: BSA will implement policies, procedures and auditing practices to combat corruption.

  • Whistle blowers will be protected and rewarded.
12. Housing

There is a serious shortage of housing for our people and proliferation of informal settlements full of illegal immigrants.

BSA Action: BSA will develop 2.5 million stands nationally whereby people will be required to build for themselves. Low cost government building loans will be provided.

  • Central homeowner database will be used to screen and avoid duplicates of providing people with more than one government issued property.
13. Taxes

South Africans are one of the highly taxed people in the world. What is the government doing with our monies? Taxes we pay include: Income tax, VAT, tollgates, corporate tax, capital gains tax, dividends tax, donation tax, transfer duty, estate duty, fuel levy, annual vehicle license fees, monthly property rates, etc.

BSA Action: BSA will reduce the tax burden by abolishing some taxes and reducing some.

14. Reformation of the Justice System

South African justice system is antique and obsolete. It is no longer sensitive to the needs of a modern society. It is a system that focuses on itself and not on the needs of the people. Police arrest criminals – the courts release criminals. People end up accusing the police of not doing their work, whereas it is the courts that are not doing a good job. Wrong doers are being released on technicalities instead of a nominal approach to justice.

BSA Action: BSA will Africanise the justice system.

15. Exorbitant banking charges

South African banks charge the population a lot of unfair charges. South African banks are rendering the population unbankable through exorbitant bank charges.

For example,

  • A person would pay R30 – R60 to reverse unknown or illicit debit orders.
  • A person would pay R110 – R165 when (an illicit) debit order find insufficient funds in the account. The bank is making money through unscrupulous methods.

BSA Action: BSA will regulate banking fees and abolish certain fees, therefore forcing banks to reform their antique modus operandi.

16. Expensive fuel

The government must control living expenses by protecting the economy and all economical catalysts.

BSA Action: BSA government will ensure that the price of petrol, diesel, paraffin and gas is always affordable by ensuring that adequate reserves are kept in the country to absorb fluctuating crude prices.

  • BSA government will fund innovation programs that will ensure that South Africa become self-sufficient on fuels, also incorporating Sasol expertise.
17. Unfair toll gates

Unfair tollgates are tollgates that disadvantage local residents as no proper alternative route is available to them. For example, the Zambezi (Sefako Makgatho) and Stormvoel tollgates in Pretoria are unfair tollgates that disadvantage residents.

BSA Action: BSA will remove E-tolls in Gauteng and other unfair tollgates around the country.

  • Residents will have the right to approach the National Road Agency to demand removal of an unfair tollgate.
18. Expensive communication charges

Airtime, data and other communication charges are expensive in South Africa.

BSA Action: BSA will implement and regulate lower call rates and data charges. Cellphone to cellphone – 50c or lower per minute on per second billing. Landline to landline 25c or lower per minute on per second billing.

19. Improve performance efficiency of police, emergency, safety and health workers

The government must ensure that our police force, emergency, safety and health workers are provided with proper training and acceptable working conditions to ensure that they are able to service the population in efficient and high standard level of service delivery.

BSA Action: BSA will adopt European (especially Germany) standards as bench mark for our service delivery level measurements.

20. Wi-Fi Hotspots
The BSA government will erect free Wi-Fi hotspots in various parts of South Africa where there is a population of over 50’000 people to smoothen communication channels for educational and economic development purposes only. Illicit and immoral channels such as downloads of movies, pornography and other unnecessary platforms must be blocked.
21. Build New Infrastructure

The current South African infrastructure was build 60 – 70 years ago by the biased apartheid regime to cater for 13 million people. Today the South African population is approximately 54 million people. The current infrastructure cannot cater for the growing towns and cities.

BSA Action: The BSA government will build more roads, railroads, airports, telephone channels (fibre optic hubs), industrial hubs, sports facilities, schools, clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, etc, to cater for the growing population of South Africa.

22. Small Business Bank

Statistics show that small businesses are the biggest job creators in all major countries. Yet it is difficult to source development capital for small businesses in South Africa.

BSA Action: BSA will establish a small business bank to provide micro, small and medium enterprises with development loans.

23. Agriculture Bank

A country without strong agricultural economy easily becomes a starving nation. In South Africa we have an institution called the Land Bank which was supposed to assist farmers. Currently the Land Bank has lost its mandate by losing focus. Farmers no longer get assistance from the institution as funds are channeled to other directions.

BSA Action: BSA will establish the agricultural bank to provide farmers of different scales with development loans.

24. Electricity outages (Load shedding)

For over 10 years South Africa has been plagued by chronic power outages caused by load shedding programs. Power outages cause negative impact to society at large.

BSA Action: BSA will harness all sources of electricity generation to supply the nation with consistent and fully backed up networks.

  • BSA will erect different cost effective power plants to use water, coal, natural gas, hydroelectric, wind generators, oil generators, solar energy, tidal power, and geothermal sources.
25. State Owned Enterprises

South African state owned enterprises are rigged with management inefficiencies, huge financial losses, inappropriate use of resources and poor service delivery.

BSA Action: BSA regards state owned enterprises as major job creating vehicles second to government. BSA will ensure that state owned enterprises are operated profitably to be self-sustaining, innovative and create more employment opportunities.

  • State owned enterprises will be vanguards of the South African economy and supportive of all other economic structures to ensure national development programs become successful.
26. Rural Development

Over many years fathers in rural areas had to leave their homesteads to seek employment in peri-urban areas causing a big chunk of male population to be migrant workers. The prolonged absence of father figures has a negative effect on rural families. Many community structures become dysfunctional and children grow without their fathers.

BSA Action: BSA will build micro agricultural units in all rural areas to create a community economy that will create jobs locally and contribute towards the national agricultural output of the country to make South Africa the bread basket of the world.

27. Land Expropriation

The issue of land expropriation in South Africa is a thorny matter. Indigenous Africans were dispossessed of land and human rights during white minority rule under apartheid and during colonial times. The European land grab, which dominated the African continent by the 20th century, is well documented and has resulted in gaping socioeconomic wounds that still struggle to heal, especially in Southern Africa.

BSA Action: BSA agrees in principle to land expropriation without compensation only according to the following conditions:

  1. The land must be undeveloped.
  2. The land must not be owned by previously disadvantaged people.
  3. Land can only be expropriated for agricultural, industrial and or residential development.
  4. Government must calculate rates and taxes paid by the owner from date of ownership and refund the owner full amount plus 30% interest per anum.
  5. Government must publicize targeted land and reason for expropriation in the government gazette and at least 3 national newspapers. The land’s exact geographical location and rand value.
  6. Expropriated land must be developed within 24 months according to the purpose and reasons given in the government gazette.
  7. Land ownership must be returned to the dispossessed owner should the government fail to develop the land within the allocated time in terms of condition number 6 above.
  8. Ownership of expropriated land must not be transferred to a third party for 30 years except in the case whereby the land was earmarked for residential development and was duly developed within the allotted time as per condition number 6 above.
Other Issues

South Africa is a developing country. Complex in the sense that it has both 1st and 3rd world conditions as a result of inequalities of the past. BSA will address these issues in the context of making South Africa become a 1st world country.

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