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Anwar Adams

Anwar Adams |  DI President

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1 November 2021

“Empower and Uplift people, Empower and Uplift communities thereby creating a Dignified and Unified Nation”

The Democratic Independent Party (DI) is committed to the de-colonisation and comprehensive transformation of the social, economic and political formation of South Africa. To this end, we are committed to leveling the playing field, we are committed to economic equality as well as social equality where human potential will be realised to its fullest and all its citizens will derive equitable benefits from our country’s resources and wealth. Twenty seven (27) years into our countries ‘so called’ democracy and yet no equality exists, the masses are still poverty stricken and only a minority of our countries citizens are reaping the rewards of our fruitful country. It is our mission to help bring about change.
The DI is also committed to the resolution of the land question decisively in the favour of the indigenous African people, so that they shall have control and equitable access to this productive national asset. We are not saying that we want to take currently owned land from anybody, we are saying that existing un-owned land needs to be allocated to those in need by process of fairness. We also believe in a re-distributive economy, underpinned by a growth strategy that will be aimed at stimulating and expanding domestic demand, increasing opportunities for employment and promoting entrepreneurship. The economy must also ensure equitable provision of social services such as health care and education, create suitable conditions for obtaining adequate housing, and facilitate technological development.
Our approach to rural development and the eradication of the widespread poverty and social dislocation that characterises the lives of many of our citizens is to open up opportunities for those who are presently poor and marginalised, to become gainfully employed or emerge as producers of goods and services, and indeed, wealth in their own right. We therefore lay emphasis on a strategy that will focus on employment and enterprise creation and development, so that in the long-term we will be in a position to retain only those social grants being provided for the aged and infirm. It is only through such a strategy, we believe that the legacy of colonial and apartheid underdevelopment and discrimination in our country can be eradicated.
In the area of governance, we aim to improve the public administration so as to eradicate corruption, in doing so we intend to employ people with higher levels of education as well as experience, integrity and strong ethical values.

ANWAR ADAMS

PRESIDENT

Anwar Adams

It is an indisputable fact that after 27 years of the post-apartheid era, the material conditions of the overwhelming majority of the African people of our country continue to reflect the colonial and apartheid legacies of landlessness, unemployment, dire poverty, violence, inequality and illiteracy. As a further indictment of the abysmal track record of the rulers of country since 1994, in many instances these conditions have worsened. The list of failures includes the following:

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  • The economy is shedding more jobs than it is creating, with unemployment currently standing at approximately 38%.
  • Impoverishment, particularly in the rural areas and informal settlements around the country are increasing unabated.
  • About 52% of Africans live below the poverty line about 15 million Africans still have no access to safe drinking water, whilst 11 million out of a total population of 48.6 million live in shacks.
  • Life expectancy among Africans, due to increasing poverty and an ineffectual response to the HIV-AIDS pandemic has dropped from 60 years in 1994 to 52.2 years at present.
  • Racism and inequality remains largely unaddressed.
  • The criminal justice system is ineffectual at the best of times, criminals own the streets. Ordinary law abiding citizens have no recourse against criminals because our current justice system is just not set up to protect our people. Serious problems such as ineffective policing, chaotic administration of our court system, and widespread corruption within the police services, general ineptitude and low morale are the order of the day.
  • For the past 22 years, the government of the day has placed greater emphasis on social welfare rather than social development objectives. Social grants is a huge issues and needs to be re-evaluated, tax payers money is simply being thrown at the poverty challenge, creating perpetual cycles and we intend to break those cycles.
  • Our education system is in complete turmoil, students are not being challenged instead the current system is enabling our youth to become mediocre adults. Teaching standards in the less affluent areas are low, quality of learning content is low and this is clearly demonstrated by the fact that currently our students are unemployable. The DI also strongly believes that education in this country should be free.
  • Our health system leaves much to be desired, many communities particularly those in poorly-serviced areas suffer needlessly because of collapsing health care infrastructures, non-availability of critical health care personal, basic facilities and equipment.
  • It is a fact that small medium enterprises (SME’s) is a way to supplement the huge gap in our economy and yet so little is being done to enable the masses to become entrepreneurs. A large reason why SME’s fail within the first 42 months of existence is due to lack of business sense and more importantly lack of funding.
  • All communities who live in rural areas, informal settlements and in townships continue to experience ineffective and inefficient performance on the part of their municipalities. Said performance literally affects all areas such as, housing, electricity, water, sanitation, local roads, waste disposal and most importantly, dignity. 
  • Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Programme (ISRDP), which was designed as a mechanism for addressing concerns over lack of any form of rural development policy, has failed since its inception in 2001. From onset it has been poorly financed, weakly co-ordinated and putirately implemented. Frankly we feel it is just another tool to keep the masses oppressed. 

  • Cleaning up the city- placing street children, homeless men and women and foreigners in separate
  • rehabilitation centres with training then integrate them back into society.
  • Address current lawlessness and corruption which is eating at the core of society and where communities live in constant fear.
  • Establish zero tolerance towards crime and to bring about firm law and order which is sorely lacking currently.
  • Once the homeless are off the street and given jobs, crime will also lessen.

  • Creating permanent employment will reduce crime.

  • Implementing training programmes and skills development.

  • Reducing unemployment by creating conducive environments for the unemployed.
  • Zero tolerance on crime and violence i.e. taxis, gangsterism, drugs etc. Clamping down on violations
  • Government Accountability - address corruption in government at all levels.

  • Hold government and councillors accountable
  • Address corruption in both the public and private sector.
  • Public representation being absent from people
  • Cleaning up the city- placing street children, homeless men and women and foreigners in separate rehabilitation centres with training then integrate them back into society.
  • Address current lawlessness and corruption which is eating at the core of society and where communities live in constant fear.

  • Establish zero tolerance towards crime and to bring about firm law and order which is sorely lacking currently.

  • Once the homeless are off the street and given jobs, crime will also lessen.

  • Creating permanent employment will reduce crime.

  • Implementing training programmes and skills development.

  • Reducing unemployment by creating conducive environments for the unemployed.
  • Zero tolerance on crime and violence i.e. taxis, gangsterism, drugs etc. Clamping down on violations
  • Government Accountability - address corruption in government at all levels.

  • Hold government and councillors accountable

  • Address corruption in both the public and private sector.

  • Public representation being absent from people

  • Subsidized and exemptions on public transport for the working class.
  • Free public transport for Pensioners and youth 
  • “A new world begins by educating its children.” Maria Montessori
  • “If you are not educated, you will be easily fooled.” Che Guevara
  • All education to be of a high standard. 
  • No child should ever be deprived of free and quality education. 
  • English to be introduced at preschool level thereby equipping the learner at an early stage for tertiary education and the global market.
  • Upgrade inadequate learning environments in both poor urban and rural communities, which speaks to our ethos of no child should be deprived of a quality free education.
  • Up skilling teachers in accordance with current developments. 
  • Improve and address the high illiteracy rate in schools.  
  • Free and equal education to be addressed 
  • All learners have equal access to all opportunities relating to quality education.
  • Provide free education from primary school to undergraduate tertiary level. 
  • Remuneration for teachers to be addressed in line with qualifications and experience
  • Provide funding for Western Medicine and Natural Medicine studies at undergraduate level.
  • Recognize and support the natural medicine at university level.
  • Train and increase the lecturers for this field.
  • Financial support for both western and natural medicine.
  • To develop an efficient and affordable healthcare system that is accessible to all and free to the poor. 
  • The paying of health services will be dependent on a person’s ability to pay and their income.
  • Increase staff at all levels as well as their salaries.
  • The upgrading of existing and building new hospitals and clinics where needed in communities  
  • Upgrade of all equipment where necessary.  
  • Improve the working conditions for all health workers. 
  • Modifying the administration of our health system and ensure the efficiency of all provincial departments.
  • Provide free anti-retroviral medicines to all HIV/AIDS patients and continue to educate communities as a preventative measure.
  • Regulation of medication pricing and providing of generic drugs.
  • Support traditional health care practitioners and other forms of alternative medicine such as Chinese medicine, Homeopathy, traditional medicine and natural medicine etc.
  • Speeding up the delivery of running water, sanitation and electricity and ensuring that every citizen has access to these services which is their basic human right, where it has been absent from informal settlements.
  • Get rid of RDP homes. 
  • Build dignified, sustainable and affordable homes. Rebuilding proper communities not RDP settlements, RDP is a failing system and it further degrades communities. 
  • Regulating Pricing
  • Address the abuse by businesses where pricing is regulated. Items to be consistently priced regardless of area.
  • Regulating and reducing rentals across all areas by the private sector.
  • Salaries in accordance with inflation.
  • An existing problem that needs to be addressed.
  • Equal opportunity for each and every one. 
  • Sacred institutions being thrown down and water being switched off in a mosque on a Friday.
  • Aged & Elderly - Increase pensions, increase the financial support to old age homes and frail care centres.
  • Build and equip Youth centres, libraries and recreation parks in poor areas
  • DI will plough the t-shirt money back into the community. We will set up a DI Ward Fund for every ward and every person that joins the DI from that ward we contribute that t-shirt  money into the Ward Fund that will then be donated towards any disaster or emergency in that ward. We are not here to build a political party only but rather to empower, uplift and build people, communities and our nation. For every person that joins the DI, We will contribute that t-shirt money towards the Ward Fund of that member’s Ward.
  • Green policy- reduce, reuse & recycle, reduce Carbon emissions 
  • Courts – maintenance amount is too low
  • Promote renewable energy
  • Facilitate as well as implement training programmes
  • Make more funding available for small business and ensure that that they thrive beyond 42 months.

Conclusion  

 It is the DI's undertaking to execute all of the above-mentioned tasks as efficiently and effectively as we possibly can. We are committed to empower and uplift people, empower and uplift communities thereby creating a dignified and unified nation. The DI brings healing, hope, understanding and faith by empowering the forgotten masses with knowledge, hope, integrity and purity.

Yes, We Will!

The DI will forever be loyal to the poor, the youth and underprivileged, making Our objective to address the aspirations of all, and assist them in reaching their full potential. 

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