ABOUT ACTIONSA

We represent all South Africans who are determined to set our country free from the restraints of a broken political system and build a prosperous, non-racial and secure future for all its people.

We will act as one to build a South Africa we can all be proud of. We will act as one to put our values and principles into action. We will not be a party of words, we will be a party of deeds.

The time for talking is over, South Africa needs action!

WHY ACTIONSA

OUR INTERIM
CONSTITUION

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • South Africa is filled with promise and potential but we are being held back by the inept, the criminal and the corrupt.
  • The progress we made in the early days of our democracy has been reversed. Corruption and mismanagement have eroded our standing amongst the leading nations of the world and undermined our efforts to build a more just and inclusive society
  • We must act as one to restore the moral leadership on which our democracy was founded and become a bastion of human rights, liberties and freedoms once more.
our country
  • South Africans are proud, capable and resilient. We care deeply about our country and desire to see it work for all those who call it home.
  • Despite the challenges we face, South Africans recognise our collective potential and believe that hope is not lost.
  • South Africans are innovative and share a commitment to fixing the country we all call home. Our innovation is our greatest asset and should be used in service of our country.
  • We are a social and family-oriented people who value our communities. Strong families, however they are composed, provide social stability and support.
  • South Africans believe in the value of hard work. Employment provides more than just an income, it provides South Africans with a sense of purpose and dignity.
  • The majority of South Africans are law-abiding and peaceful people who want to act as one to see South Africa make progress.
our country
  • We have made progress as a society, but we have not yet achieved the founding provisions of non-racialism and non-sexism contained in our Constitution.
  • Ours is one of the most unequal societies in the world. The rights and freedoms afforded to all South Africans in our Bill of Rights are not equally shared.
  • We must act as one to ensure that all South Africans can exercise these rights and freedoms in a just and inclusive society
our society
  • The lack of accountability in our political system has eroded ethical leadership and made corruption and mismanagement endemic in our systems of government.
  • The separation between party and state has been blurred by the governing party’s policy of cadre deployment and prioritising nepotism, cronyism and political connections over merit and competence.
  • We need to act as one to restore ethical leadership in our government and build a professional civil service that serves the people of South Africa
political system

OUR VALUES

  • South Africa must be a country where people’s potential to thrive is based on their ingenuity and hard work, regardless of the colour of their skin.
  • While we strive for a non-racial South Africa, we recognise that after 26 years of democracy, a strong correlation remains between race and socio-economic standing.
  • We cannot pretend that race is not a primary determinant of the future prospects of many South Africans. We must act as one to address this historical inequality
  • However, we reject the failed policies of Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) and Affirmative Action as implemented by the current governing party. Breaking the cycle of racial inequality requires that we take action to implement real and substantive policies aimed at improving equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome.
  • South Africans must act as one to challenge racism in all its forms and pro-actively work to break down racial stereotypes and racial prejudice
non racism
  • We must act as one to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable economy that provides meaningful employment to more South Africans. Inclusive economic growth is vital to addressing the legacy of our past.
  • We support a competitive, market-based economy with minimal government interference. We see entrepreneurs and the private sector as a valued and trusted partners in our efforts to create jobs and reduce inequality.
  • The role of government is not to create jobs, but to create a conducive environment in which businesses can grow and provide meaningful employment and dignity to more South Africans, and to assist those who cannot help themselves.
  • Social grants are necessary to protect the most vulnerable in our society, but we must work hard to give those on social welfare, and are able to work, the means to take control of their own futures.
  • The best way to achieve broader participation in the economy is not through race-based policies that favour politically connected elites, but through improving the ease of doing business for entrepreneurs.
  • We will provide incentives to the private sector to ensure that greater diversity is achieved in the private sector.
  • Bureaucratic red tape and draconian labour laws are hurdles to unlocking economic potential. Economic policy must be overhauled to reduce the cost of doing business and incentivise private sector investment.
economic prosperity
  • The painful legacy of our past has been perpetuated by the post-democratic government. Too many South Africans still live without access to quality education, basic services and proper housing. This must change
  • We will take action for Social Justice through a pro-poor governance agenda that will ensure that the most vulnerable in our society – the Forgotten People – can live a life of dignity
  • We must act as one against all forms of prejudice and injustice and actively work to build an inclusive society.
  • Land reform must be accelerated. Land must be redistributed in a fair manner. We stand against Expropriation Without Compensation and amending the Constitution. Land reform can be achieved within the existing legislative framework; we just need the political will and competent leadership to execute its provisions.
social justice
  • No country can flourish and no economy can grow in a state of chaos. We must act as one to build a safe and secure South Africa where criminals cannot act with impunity.
  • Tackling crime and violence in South Africa requires addressing the underlying socio-economic drivers of crime while ensuring that a capable Criminal Justice System prosecutes all offenders.
  • Greed and corruption in the state and private sector is the greatest obstacle to overcoming the legacy of our past. We must act as one against corruption and declare it as Public Enemy Number 1.
  • Crime and violence undermine our social stability and economic confidence. We must overhaul our Criminal Justice System and empower our Law Enforcement Agencies to ensure that it is criminals, and not law-abiding citizens, that live in fear.
  • We must act as one against gender-based violence.
  • Our immigration system must be overhauled to attract skilled migrants, while clamping down on the influx of undocumented migrants through our porous borders. The failures of Home Affairs undermines the rights of South African nationals and foreigners alike.
rule of law
  • The Party List System prioritises representation in the Legislative arm of government at the expense of direct accountability. The Party List system serves the interest of career politicians over the interests of the people.
  • South Africans should have a direct say in electing their Public Representatives through a mixed electoral system that combines proportional representation with a constituency-based system.
  • While we continue to advocate for Electoral Reform, our party will practice this by adopting a Primary Election system where people can directly elect our candidates for public office.
Electoral reform
  • Quality Education will unlock South Africa’s economic potential and reduce inequality by ensuring that all South Africans have the opportunity to succeed in life.
  • All South Africans should be able to access a quality education no matter who they are, where they live, or what they earn.
  • Our education system must teach critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills that will empower young people to be active participants in the economy.
  • Classrooms should never be seen as political playgrounds. We must act as one against the politicization of the education system and break the stranglehold of unions.
education
  • South Africa is being held back by unethical leadership and unqualified public servants. State capture, the looting of public resources and the normalisation of public sector corruption has diverted funds away from efforts to address the legacy of our past.
  • We must act as one to build a dynamic, efficient and citizen orientated public service that serves the interests of the South African people.
  • We must professionalise the public sector. Appointments should be based on merit, competence and a commitment to ethical service.
Ethical leadership