This posting can be considered as a continuation of the previous article concerning a future Independent Homeland in South Africa. Although at this point in time, it does not seem that the majority of South Africans actually consider the possibility that there will one day be a cultural and/or religious division among East and West within the borders of the country, there are already several indicators that this has already begun. Besides other factors, the 2009 South African election results also correlate well with linguistic-culture distribution maps.
Ask any Whiteman, who is living in Gauteng and nearing retirement age, or who has already retired, and 5 out of 10 will tell you that if they cannot leave the country, then their dream is to move to the Cape. If you ask them to give reasons, the dilemma of personal safety and the wellbeing of their families always crops up as the main issue.
Their reasons will be motivated by detailed accounts of how many times their homes have been burgled, how many times their vehicles have been broken into – this despite the amount of money they have spent on securing their homes and vehicles! Others will elaborate more, and grumble about the filthy beggars on the streets, poor municipal services, or how fed-up they are of seeing their once well kept neighbourhoods dwindling into a state of decadence, as informal taxi ranks, street traders, shebeen and drug venues, etc. are slowly but surely dominating the scene.
Then there are the unknown number of White people, rich and poor, Englishmen and Afrikaners alike, who have already made their move to the Cape. In my own family I already have quite a number of uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, who have made the Cape their new home. (I have recently been invited by these people to join them, but I’ve declined their invites as my plans to relocate to the UK are already in an advanced state of progress.)
In every single country on this earth you will find divisions based on class, culture, race, language, and religion. It is a natural phenomenon that is unstoppable! It is therefore not surprising that nature will also take its course in multicultural environments where people are forced to live together. Sooner or later you will find preferred public facilities (restaurants, pubs, clubs, sports venues, churches, … you name it!) graced with a presence of a majority who share the same ethical morals, values, interests, and language. Those who don’t share these similarities will soon feel unwelcome, and eventually fade away – like morning mist over the ocean.
In the previous article dealing with this issue, the demographics of the country (based on the 2001 census) showed a noticeable partition between East and West. I also highlighted the fact that the region surrounding Upington in the Northern Cape constituted a fairly large area dominated by a White Afrikaans-speaking population.
In compiling the previous article I never took into account the objectives of the newly established Cape Party (CAPE), a political party in South Africa which seeks to use all constitutional and legal means to bring about independence for the Western Cape, Northern Cape (excluding two districts), six municipalities in the Eastern Cape, and one municipality in the Free State.
It was only later, after my article was already published, and when I finally found the time to have a look at their mandate and proposals, that I discovered that, besides the difference in the demarcation of the Eastern inland boundary, my proposed demarcation-map looks identical to theirs. I suppose no one is going to believe me now, but that is the truth – take it, or leave it! (Bear in mind that my fleeting online research on this subject was done in a matter of hours, in less than a day!)
Nevertheless, I decided to browse their website, but was disappointed to find a rather modest collection of facts and data. The Wikipedia page dealing with the Cape Party mentions that their website was hacked and defaced by vandals on 17 March 2009 (News report here). Numerous old dead links in the reference-section of the Wiki-page is already an indication that a passion to promote their cause is severely lacking.
All things considered, (and there is a lot to be considered), the Cape party’s various legal provisions and frameworks, which they mention to support their mandate that the "Cape Nation" has a right to self-government, all looks suitably adequate.
For the record I will duplicate the main points, with references to external online sources:
LEGAL PROVISIONS AND FRAMEWORKS IN SUPPORT OF THE CAPE PARTY CAUSE
- the South African constitution, which guarantees the right to self-determination of any community sharing a common cultural and language heritage 
- the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which states that all people have the right to self-determination and to pursue economic, social and cultural development, and that they may freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice. The covenant also declares that states party to it must promote the realization of those rights. 
- article 1 of the United Nations Charter 
- various UN General Assembly resolutions dealing with self-determination, sovereignty and independence 
- chapter 1, article 20 of the Organization of African Unity's African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, which states that all people have an inalienable right to self-determination, and declares that oppressed people have the right to free themselves from domination by any means recognized by the international community. (The Cape Party refers to this document as "African Union: Human and Peoples' Rights".) 
Original source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Party
Online sources for the above legal provisions: Constitution of the Republic of South Africa: Chapter 14; Article 235
 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - United Nations
 United Nations Charter.
 UN Resolution 1513 (XV): Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.
 UN Resolution 43/105: Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination.
 UN Resolution 44/147: Respect for the principles of national sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of States in their electoral processes.
 UN Resolution 47/83: Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination.
 UN Resolution 47/135: Declaration on the rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.
 UN Resolution 48/93: Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination.
 African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. Organization of African Unity.
Original source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Party
CAPE PARTY – FACEBOOK PRESENCE
A facebook page called, KaapDie GoeieHoop, with a current membership of only 522, is supporting the Cape Party cause. Dr Dan Roodt (Praag) is one of the supporting members. Conversations on their wall seem to revolve around music, videos, FB apps, and senseless chatter, – everything but politics!
Another facebook page called, Cape Independence, also exists but they’ve blocked outside users from viewing profile information.
The notes-section on KaapDie GoeieHoop, displays two annotations related to the Cape Party mandate. I’ve taken the liberty of copy/pasting the second commentary in this posting. I do not know who the writer is, and can only presume that it must be the anonymous creator of the facebook page.
Can the Afrikaners be Saved?
by KaapDie GoeieHoop on Sunday, 11 April 2010 at 01:33
by KaapDie GoeieHoop on Sunday, 11 April 2010 at 01:33
From the above (referring to the first commentary on their FB note-page), it is clear that the use of nonwhite labor was the direct cause of the downfall of apartheid and white rule in South Africa. Afrikaners lost control of the country because of their lack of understanding of demographics, and not due to farfetched “conspiracies” or “betrayals,” as many would like to believe.
This occupation took place because white South Africa failed to understand that if they employed black labor, those blacks would inevitably form the majority in that society, and ultimately–and rightly–demand political power.
The question therefore arises: given the current situation, can the Afrikaners be saved?
The answer is relatively simple:
* In a united South Africa, in which they are the perpetual minority, the answer is no.
* In a smaller region where Afrikaners form the majority population, the answer is yes.
No minority has every survived indefinitely in the face of a growing hostile majority, particularly one in South Africa where the material discrepancy between white and black is so vast.
There is only one way in which Afrikaners can be saved. This would be if firstly they came to an understanding of the relationship between demographics and political power; and secondly, if they then adjust their expectations and political behavior in accordance with their actual numbers and their ability to majority occupy territory.
Only once a majority of Afrikaners understand this truth, can there even begin to be talk of a practical plan for saving them from ultimate long-term extermination at the hands of the Third World.
Theoretically, if a majority of Afrikaners should come to this understanding, then it would be possible for Afrikaners to save themselves–as no one else is going to save them.
Let us be positive and say that theoretically, Afrikaners did come to an understanding of the relationship between demographics and power politics.
Then they would stop wasting time blaming crackpot conspiracies for their downfall, and stop dancing around wasting time playing party politics in a majority rule system in which they are just as doomed to failure as they were under apartheid. Instead, they would start practically working toward creating a territory or region in which they became the demographic majority.
This would, as a result of their small numbers, be a much smaller territory than the current area of South Africa. Its exact location can be decided when and if that time ever comes. However, it must be majority occupied by Afrikaners (like Israel was created by being majority occupied by Jews), and those who settle there must be prepared to do their own labor. (There are immense problems in this, and this writer would be pleasantly surprised if the majority of Afrikaner farmers could be persuaded to dispense with their hundreds of farm laborers and mechanize like their American counterparts; or if the majority of white South African households could be persuaded to make their own beds and wash their own dishes instead of using the plentiful “maids,” but that is another story.)
Yes, this means gathering together the stock Afrikaner nation into a defined area. For example (and this is just a theoretical example), if 500,000 Afrikaners had to settle in the old Eastern Transvaal, and physically occupy it, then this territory would de facto, and later even de jure, become an Afrikaner state.
The only way that Afrikaners can be spared the fate of all First World minorities in Africa, is for them to abandon their dependence on nonwhite labor, accept that their salvation lies in a smaller territory, and congregate in that smaller territory where they will form an outright demographic majority.
There is no other way: all else is chaff in the wind. History will tell if the Afrikaners have it within them to undertake this second Great Trek.
--- end commentary by KaapDie GoeieHoop
Well dear readers, the final paragraph in the above commentary basically sums things up. I personally think it is time for the big bullies (DA and ANC) to get their feathers ruffled.
The 2011 Municipal Elections will probably take place in April this year. Preparations and accommodation alone are apparently going to cost the South African tax payer in the region of R230 million, – so you might as well do your bit, as we all know how to eat an elephant, don’t we?