The right to self-determination and the CapeXit NPC roadmap to Independence of the Western Cape

The right to self-determination and the CapeXit NPC roadmap to Independence of the Western Cape
The right to self-determination and the CapeXit NPC roadmap to Independence of the Western Cape

CapeXit in a nutshell: Ordinary Western Cape Citizens – tired of the infinite treacherous, corrupted, and generally incompetent governance of what was once a beloved South Africa – left with no other choice but to seek solace in the possibility of an independent republic. A republic where every tax-paying citizen has a say on how the country is governed – not one ruled by the obliterate behavior of non-taxpaying masses or a government of corruption, lies, and deceit.

CapeXit NPC, registered in 2018, is an independent, non-political, non-profit organisation with one single aim: to gain enough support to achieve independence from South Africa, for the Western Cape province. External self-determination or secession, where the people within a nation wishes to become 100% autonomous and where a new state or country will be created, complete with territorial sovereignty, and this is what CapeXit is fighting for.

Why Independence:

Increasing threats to our well-being and existence as a people of the Western Cape, both physical, emotional, and psychological, leave us with no other choice. These threats are no longer subtle, but direct and open. If you are not yet exposed to the harsh realities of what is currently happening in South Africa, particularly on the deterioration of the Western Cape, you will soon wake up to a brutal reality. A reality where people are not even safe in their houses on the Cape Flats because of gang violence, farmers can be murdered by the thousands whilst our Government and our own President publicly denies to the world that South Africa has a serious problem. You will wake up to a country where public transport can be burnt down, roads can be demolished and highways blocked if we do not get everything we want for free. A country where our children are no longer safe playing in our back yards. A country where everything that once worked for the people, now works only for the selected few who take from those who no longer have anything left to give.

The reality is that there are roughly 7 million people in the Western Cape who no longer has to tolerate or endure the threats, lies, corruption or deceit sold by our current Government – problem is that very few are aware that there is another option – an Option of an independent state, but first, let us clear up some misconceptions.

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.

CapeXit promotes external self-determination, 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 supports 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 omes and ius cogens norm.

Erga Omes – 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)

To be able to force a referendum toward the motion of independence of the Western Cape, 1.6 million tax-paying citizens residing in the Western Cape, or who own property in the Western Cape and are legally registered on the IEC database must vote- yes. This is the starting point for CapeXit – to gain enough support to force a referendum. This will be the starting block toward a truly democratic action, where the tax-paying citizens of the western cape make the choice.

CapeXit would like to invite any individual or group with questions and queries to send an e-mail to [email protected] or a WhatsApp/WhatsApp-call to 0741195331. CapeXit is also part of the Independence Forum chaired by Dr. Peter Hammond where all groups meet twice a month to discuss progress in the hope that all these groups will bond when necessary. More information available on our website at

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