A. Introduction B. Land and People C. Legalities D. International Partners E. The Process F. The Next Step G. ANC Involvement H. After Secession
The ULA is a civil rights organisation. We are registered in South-Africa as well as in America. We are leading the legal process for independence (sovereign secession) of oppressed SA minority groups. Additionally, the ULA acts as an umbrella organisation to unite all minority organisations and parties which have the common goal of independence.
The organization was started originally by Hein Marx and Peter Marais. In the U.S. the organization 'Afrikaner-genootskap' was started by Hannes Louw and Sonia Hruska. These two organisations amalgamated and are now known as the United Liberty Alliance (ULA) / Verenigde Vryheids Alliansie (VVA)
To secede before the next South African election in 2024. To achieve this we need you to register your mandate for independence. Make history and secure a future for our children, now!
The ULA is not a political party, it is a civil rights organisation for the minority groups in South Africa. Please register your mandate for independence here!
No, the ULA is not a withdrawal or protection group. Whilst those groups are vital for the security of minority groups they are only a temporary solution for limited protection. We need sovereign secession. Secession is a permanent solution that will allow us the rights of full citizenship in our own new country offering safety, freedom and prosperity! We urge all 'withdrawal' or 'protection' groups to support the ULA’s voting and legal process for independence.
Yes! The process of secession is clear and the ULA strictly adheres to it. In fact, the African Union laws make provision for secession in its Article 20:
1."All peoples shall have the right to existence. They shall have the unquestionable and in alienable right to self-determination. They shall freely determine their political status and shall pursue their economic and social development according to the policy they have freely chosen".
2."Colonized or oppressed peoples shall have the right to free themselves from the bonds of domination by resorting to any means recognized by the international community."Also, Article 1 of International law refers to self-determination as follows:
1."All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."
2."All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence."
Not a single person at the ULA receives any salary or compensation whatsoever, in any way, shape, or form. All are voluntary workers who sacrifice their time and efforts for the good of the minority groups in South Africa.At the insistence of the public, some donations have been received since June 2019. The ULA publically undertakes to spend every cent on marketing campaigns to reach the required mandate of two million votes for independence.This is a drive towards sovereign self-determination and independence for the oppressed minorities.The public has volunteered to support ULA’s legal process. The ULA has opened a bank account to be used solely and exclusively for marketing. Donations are welcome. Please find the banking details here.
You have never heard about this mainly because the 6-year-long legal process was only completed at the end of 2018. Only then did we establish a structure to promote our goal and start the voting process. During the first 6 months of 2019 we had gathered a group of volunteers who are fully committed to this cause. Our marketing effort commenced in July 2019.However, the mainstream media, radio and TV are managed by those under the ANC control, and will never speak out against discrimination and persecution, nor issues like rampant unemployment, crime, and farm murders. Why would they promote a cause that may cost South Africa the major portion of its tax base? Their track record speaks for itself.
Libertarianism comes from the Latin word libertas (freedom). It is a collection of political ethics that uphold liberty (freedom) as a core principle. Libertarians thus seek to maximize freedom and autonomy, emphasizing freedom of choice, voluntary association and individual judgment.This fits in perfectly with a Confederate system (as per the Switzerland model, explained in Category B) with many states where maximum freedom and autonomy is enjoyed, the perfect choice for the ULA. Minimum government control leaving maximum room for patriotism, culture, language and religion.
All libertarians begin with a concept of personal autonomy from which they argue in favor of civil liberties and a reduction or elimination of the state. A complete opposite from Communism, Marxism and Socialism.
Libertarians share a scepticism of authority and state power. Libertarian thought offers views regarding the legitimate functions of state and private power, often calling for the restriction or dissolution of coercive social institutions.
The term libertarianism was first used in the United States as a synonym for ‘classical liberalism’ in May 1955. It is true that the word 'liberal' once described persons who ‘respected the individual’ and ‘feared the use of mass compulsions’. But the leftists have now corrupted that once-proud term to identify themselves and their program of more government ownership of property and more control over persons, which the ULA outright rejects.
Left-libertarian ideologies include anarcho-communism, anarcho-syndicalism, egoism and mutualism, alongside many other anti-paternalists. Anti-paternalism is the view that we should not limit some person or group's liberty or autonomy for their own good.
Note that ULA does not associate itself with left-libertarian ideologies at all, in fact we vehemently oppose it.
Minimum Government. Maximum Freedom.
Libertarians strongly value individual freedom and see this as justifying strong protection for individual freedom. Thus, libertarians insist that justice poses stringent limits on coercion. For example, the people who left Europe due to religious persecution to settle in Southern Africa only to eventually form the Afrikaner and Boer nation. The Groot Trek was their act for total freedom and the absence of persecution was the epicenter of Libertarianism.
The current geography of Hartland is a design based on the population composition in terms of the last official language census in 2011. This gives a basic representation of the areas in which minorities are actually in the majority. Once a mandate of 2’000’000 has been received, a referendum on secession will be held.
The areas contained within the current proposed borders of Hartland will be those from whom people will be asked to vote in a referendum for secession. The outcome of this referendum will determine the final borders of Hartland. If, for example, in the area of the Overberg there is a majority vote for secession, the Overberg will secede. If the Trans-Oranje area returns a vote of less than 50%, this area will not secede.
Therefore, it is important to remember that the actual people living in an area, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, will be the ones to decide if their area is part of the new Hartland or not. When the borders of the new state have been determined by the voice of the people taking part in the referendum, the new country will be run along the lines of the Swiss political system. This is known as a Confederation.
A Confederation consists of a number of states (cantons) or, in South African terminology, provinces. These are known as states because they enjoy a vast amount of autonomy. Each state, as in Switzerland, consists primarily of (but is not limited to) citizens of a similar background, language and culture. In Switzerland, this is Rumantsch, Italian, French and German. In Hartland it will be primarily, but limited to, KhoiSan, White Afrikaners, Brown Afrikaners, Indians and White Englishmen.
Like in Switzerland, this will be a natural grouping together of similar people and not a prescribed one. It is to be hoped that, like in Switzerland, people of all cultures will be represented in all states. The actual consistency of any state’s population is not determined by government but by the free will of the citizens, who may live and work and own property wherever they please. Indeed, the natural grouping together of similar cultures and languages in significant portions in the new Hartland will be the deciding factor in determining the proposed borders of the individual states.
The beauty of the Swiss/Hartland system is that people have a direct say in how they are governed and where their money is spent. Citizens are primarily citizens of their towns and the bulk of their taxes go to the town they live in. Here it is used for roads, schools, sewerage treatment, public facilities, old-age homes, social welfare, etc. It is used only for the citizens of the town. If a town is dominated by a particular culture, this culture will determine how the town is governed and by whom. A town can consist of one particular cultural group while existing within a state consisting of primarily a different cultural group. This allows for the freedom of specific cultural groups to locate themselves wherever they wish within the greater country of the Hartland, while retaining a say over their own matters and control over their own finances.
The next level of citizenship is that of belonging to a Canton, or state. The individual states receive a smaller portion of their citizens’ taxes. This is used for state roads, hospitals, universities, etc. Such institutions are naturally focused on the needs of their particular state and are run in the predominant language and culture of this state. This in turn is influenced by the natural grouping together of people of similar culture and language, which is in no way prescribed by government. The national government is very small and comprises of only a few ministers (in Switzerland it’s 7!) who are responsible for things the individual states cannot do, such as national defence, foreign relations and interstate crime. This is the last and least important level of citizenship. Only a relatively tiny portion of the citizen’s taxes go to the national government, as their towns and states are the ones looking after them and maintaining their infrastructure according to the will of the people of those towns and states. At all levels of government, be they municipal, provincial or national, the principle of Direct Democracy allows citizens to have a legally binding say in governance.
Citizens as well as the government may call for a referendum at any time on any topic. The outcomes of these referendums are legally binding on the government and must be enacted. This means that at no time can local, provincial or national government reach unilateral decisions that are unpopular with a majority of their citizens.
Did we mention that Switzerland is the third richest country in the world?
Read more about the ULA's Goverment Model here!
International law refers to any 'group of people' using one of the following four similarities: ethnicity, language, culture or religion. Therefore, the identified area was determined based on the following:
Ethnicity: Predominantly white and brown ethnic groups
Language: According to the government’s database, the majority of the people in the western part of South Africa, the Cape, a strip through the Free State and part of Transvaal (for example Pretoria) have Afrikaans as their home language.
Culture: Western culture. Groups share a similar culture.
Religion: Christian faith. A vast majority of ethnic groups practice Christianity.
This is the proposed secession area map.
In the last letter to President Ramaphosa all the *wards were listed at the end of that letter.
*If you are uncertain what your ward number is you can easily find it by searching your street name at this link.
The descendants of the Khoi and San, the people from Continental Europe from as early as 1652, the British Isles, the Jewish Community and North Americans all of whom settled in Southern Africa, as well as the Slaves and indentured individuals brought to Southern Africa before 1900, primarily from Malaysia, India and Indonesia.
In the mid-15th century, South Africa was inhabited by two ethnic groups. The San, (aka “Bushmen"), and the Khoikhoi, (aka "Hottentots").
The ULA acknowledges the First Nation people and their descendants. The ULA is honoured to have First Nation groups fighting with us for soverign self-determination.
The Portuguese landed in Mossel Bay in 1500, but it was the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) who first established a station here in 1652. During 140 years of Dutch rule, many former VOC servants remained as free, private citizens, provided they became independent farmers. The VOC even extended free passage to Dutch immigrants from 1685-1707, and also sponsored the immigration of 200 French Huguenot refugees in 1688. Predominantly Germans VOC soldiers returning from Asia further expanded the Western footprint on the continent. Despite their diverse nationalities, colonists shared similar political views. Assimilation with other European, Asian and indigenous peoples, and the development of a common language, gradually caused the development of a distinct identity as Afrikaners.
The ULA acknowledges the Afrikaner Nation. The ULA is honoured to have the Afrikaner Nation fighting with us for independence.
Boeren (Dutch), and Boer (Afrikaans) is a noun for "farmer". The term Boers / Boere refers to the descendants of proto-Afrikaans speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier. They emigrated from the Western Cape colonial society to the northern parts of the current South Africa during the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s.
The term is also specifically applied to those who left the Cape Colony during the 19th century to settle in the Orange Free State and Transvaal (known as the Boer Republics) as well as Natal. The Boers are thus the descendants of early migrating farmers, known as the Trekboers. This is the essence of the difference between the Boer Nation and Afrikaner Nation, whose members mainly remained in the Western Cape. The Boer Nation was formed on the frontiers of White settlement and on the outskirts of civilization. Boers were anti-colonial and deeply rooted in their faith.
The ULA acknowledges the Boer Nation. The ULA is honoured to have the Boer Nation fighting with us for independence.
Nama/Namaqua are a distinct ethnic group of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. They speak Nama derived from the Khoe-Kwadi. Many Nama speak Afrikaans. The Nama are the most numerous of the Khoikhoi people, who have largely disappeared as a group except for the Namas. Some Nama clans live in Central Namibia. Other smaller groups live in Namaqualand, which today straddles the Namibian border with South Africa, an area north and south of the Orange River.
The ULA acknowledges the Nama Nation. The ULA is honoured to have the Nama Nation fighting with us for independence.
The Griqua are a subgroup of Southern Africa's heterogeneous & multiracial Coloured people. They have a unique origin in the early history of the Cape Colony, as the Griqua descended from mixed-race unions between Netherlands male colonists and Khoikhoi women, as well as San women. This occurred when Trekboers, of Netherlands origin but an Afrikaans-speaking group at the time, migrated inland from the Cape and populated the frontiers of the nascent Cape Colony (founded in 1652). In the 19th century several states, now South Africa and Namibia, were established. During the Apartheid era, officialdom classified the Griqua people as 'Coloureds'. They have since mostly integrated with other mixed-race populations in South Africa & Namibia.
The ULA acknowledges the Griqua Nation. The ULA is honoured to have the Griqua Nation fighting with us for independence
Indian South Africans are of South Asian descent and categorized as "Asians". The majority live in the Durban area. Many Indians in South Africa are descendants of migrants from colonial India (South Asia) during the late 19th-century through early 20th-century. The modern South African Indian community is largely descended from Indians who arrived in South Africa from 1860 onwards. The first 342 of these arrived on board the Truro from Madras, followed by the Belvedere from Calcutta. A significant proportion of the slaves imported into the Cape were from parts of India and Bangladesh. While South African scholars mistakenly assume these slaves were bought in "slave markets", many of the slaves were victims of kidnapping. Slaves had no identity as Indians and were subsumed into the "Cape Coloured" and Cape Malay communities.
The ULA acknowledges the Indian Nation. The ULA is honoured to have the Indian Nation fighting with us for independence.
The ULA acknowledges the vast contribution of the Khoi/San, Nama, Griqua, Asian, and Indian Nations to this country. We also state that the descendants of the European settlers, known as the Afrikaners and Boers, who have bled for, and built this country since 1652, are an unequivocal part of Africa and South Africa’s rich history.
The ULA is honoured to have these groups fighting with us for independence.
Patriot Elroy Baron is an accomplished political and Khoi leader as the elected chief of the Griqua tribe since 2007. While he works tirelessly towards a future for the First Nations, the ULA Campaign is helping to awaken more and more traditional leaders. They are forming alliances amongst themselves and with the ULA, because no minority group can do this alone. Together, we will fight for sovereign self-determination.
No. Any South African aged 18 or older, anywhere in South Africa or abroad, is allowed to give their mandate.
To an extent, our situation is comparable to that of Israel, since there are more Jews residing outside Israel than in Israel itself. However, they are citizens of Israel and may return to their country at any time.
The majority of expats are nothing but exiles driven from their own land due to atrocious conditions beyond their control. The ANC’s corrupt, cabalistic government has caused organized crime to spiral out of control. Gross incompetency and mismanagement of state enterprises are the order of the day. Through legislation imposed against minority groups, the ANC now vehemently enforces Apartheid under a new name. They also sanction the ongoing brutal murders and rape of our Minorities.
Those who chose to avoid these atrocities by fleeing the country to live in other parts of the world are know as 'South African Expats'.
The amount of expats outnumber the amount of resident South African Minorities.
Borders are presently flexible and can change according to the mandates (and later voting) received from the people, especially in the marginal areas. This map shows where the Minorities are the majority.
No, most definitely not! Orania is a private company under ANC governmental rule (jurisdiction, laws and regulations). Like any other company, house or farm, Orania cannot become a separate sovereign country.
The ULA's goal is a new country, sovereign and fully self-sufficient.
Israel is a good example of the benefits of secession. Jews living abroad can always return to their homeland. This holds true for every minority group member living abroad who desires to return to his new homeland.
Yes, expats may vote as well. It is essential that they do. Simply select your current location when registering your mandate.
According to the 1999 pre-election survey (only 5 years after the 1994 election):
2.5% of Afrikaner respondents were emigrating.
26.4% would leave if they could and
6.2% were considering emigrating.
The majority, 64.9%, were staying.
The survey suggested that Afrikaners wanted to emigrate, but unable to, represented a desire for a solution such as soveriegn self-determination.
The percentage who desire a sovereign independence today (2019) is remarkably higher, adding to this many expats desire to return home to an independent country, once established.
Good news, the process is 97% complete, we only need the people’s registered mandates.
So Register now!
We have a majority Christian-based faith, but with total freedom of faith/religion, as in Switzerland.
Israel's dimensions are 136km wide and 430km wide, a tiny semi-desert country. Out of the 14.5 million Jewish people in the world, 46% reside in Israel (6,7 million, 2019). Israel desires that the entire 14,5 million population would all reside in this small country, as there is amply space.
With 8 million citizens in SA's dimensions of 1,060km by 1,370km (a vastly bigger landmass) it would still be considered one of the biggest countries in the world, meaning there would be enough space to accommodate all minority group members 20 times over.
What is secession?
Many South Africans ask what is secession? Simply put, it is the legal term (derived from the Latin word secessio) for the formal withdrawal of a group from a larger entity, more especially a political entity, seeking total independence and sovereign self-determination. To further simplify: It is the term for the process for the creation of a new, sovereign state out of a portion of an existing, sovereign state or states.
What is self-determination?
Self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law (commonly regarded as a jus cogens rule), binding, as such, on the United Nations as authoritative interpretation of the Charter's norms. It states that people, based on respect for the principle of equal rights and fair equality of opportunity, have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status free of interference.
Is there confusion in SA as to what self-determination is?
Yes, unfortunately there is. Some political parties and civil rights initiatives use the word 'self-determination' interpreting it as such when it actually mean 'internal self-determination’, leaving the minority groups still excluded and hopelessly stranded under the socialist majority government’s control back at square one where they were in the first place.
Is there an example of this concept of 'internal self-determination'?
Yes, Orania is such an example. Orania is a registered company, giving investors limited control in the registered landmass area belonging to them. Orania is, however, still very much under the jurisdiction of the South African government and does not, nor ever will, have sovereign independence. Were the EFF to mobilise their masses to settle in the vicinity of Orania, it could quickly change to an EFF controlled municipality and ward.
Thus, the term 'self-determination' as used by some political parties is highly misleading to the minority groups of SA.
What is the ULA’s understanding of self-determination?
Combining all these thoughts into one idea you may derive at the full, intended meaning of the ULA’s process:
1. Acting in the interests of the diverse, supressed minority groups of the existing Republic of South Africa.
2. Withdrawal of these groups from the existing Republic of South Africa and its corrupt, racist government.
3. Declaration of Independence (the act of secession).
4. The creation of a new, independent state for the South African minorities, where absolute sovereignty will accord these minorities the power to make their own decisions and decide for themselves how they will be governed.
5. Total autonomy for the minorities in their own sovereign environment, divorced from the current, majority-ruled, culturally and racially biased dispensation.
6. A two-state solution to the current dilemma, whereby the united minorities are granted control of their ethnic and cultural homelands and the majority retains control over theirs. For the purpose of discussion and action, the ULA currently refers to the envisioned new minority state as the Hartland. This will be revised by democratic process upon the legal formation of this new state.
Make sure you follow the ULA, that means what it says.
The Statistics South Africa Census 2011 showed, that there were about 4,586,838 white people in South Africa, amounting to 8.9% of the country's population
South African English is the first language of 36% of the white population group and Afrikaans is the first language of 61% of the white population group
approximately 87% of white South Africans are Christian, 9% are irreligious, and 1% are Jewish
thousands of Portuguese settlers from Mozambique and Angola and white Zimbabweans emigrated to South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s
between 1995 and 2005 (10 years), more than one million South Africans emigrated
many more white South Africans emigrated to Western countries over the past two decades (2000-2019), mainly to English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, and with others settling in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France, Argentina, Mexico, Israel and Brazil
the number of white South Africans resident in their home country began gradually declining between 1990 and today as a result of increased emigration
The current number of white South Africans is not exactly known, as NO recent census has been measured, although the overall percentage of up to 8.9% (Census 2011) of the population represents a steady decline.
Just under a million white South Africans are also living as expatriate workers abroad, which forms the majority of South Africa's brain drain.
White South Africans DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY from other White African groups, because they have a sense of SEPARATE CULTURAL IDENTITY, as in the case of the AFRIKANERS, who established a DISTINCT LANGUAGE, CULTURE and FAITH.
in 1904 the white population was 1,116,805 which totalled to 21.6% of the total population
in 1994 the white population was 5,191,000 which totalled to 12.8% of the total population
in 2019 the white population was 4,652,006 which totalled to 7.9% of the total population
it is forecasted the white population will BASICALLY BE EXTINCT by 2050 if no DRASTIC MEASURES ARE TAKEN NOW (Dr Gerhard de Bruin PhD Phenomenalism).
a growing number of whites suffering from poverty due to race-based laws
over 350,000 Afrikaners may be classified as poor, with some research claiming that up to 150,000 are struggling for survival
in 2010, Reuters stated that 450,000 whites live below the poverty line according to Solidarity and civil organisations
this, combined with a wave of violent crime, has led to vast numbers of Afrikaners and English-speaking South Africans leaving the country at alarming rates.
Brown People are a multiracial ethnic group native to Southern Africa who have ancestry from more than one of the various populations inhabiting the region, including Khoisan, Bantu, Afrikaner, Whites, Austronesian, East Asian or South Asian
because of the combination of ethnicities, different families and individuals within a family may have a variety of different physical features
in the Western Cape, a distinctive Cape Coloured and affiliated Cape Malay culture developed
in other parts of Southern Africa, Brown People were usually the descendants of individuals from two distinct ethnicities
genetic studies suggest the group has the highest levels of mixed ancestry in the world
Mitochondrial DNA studies have demonstrated that the maternal lines of the Brown population are descended MOSTLY from African Khoisan women
Brown People are to be mostly found in the western part of South Africa
in Cape Town, they form 45.4% of the total population, according to the South African National Census of 2011
the Aboriginal South Africans, the Khoisan (Bushmen), are the First Nation of Southern Africa
Aboriginal means "inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of any Bantu or colonists; indigenous"
the Griqua (Griekwa) are descendants of Khoisan women and Afrikaner Trekboers.
in the 2011 South African census there were 4,539,790 Brown People, 9% of the total population
in the 21st century, Brown People constitute a plurality of the population in the provinces of Western Cape (48.8%)
and a large minority in the Northern Cape (40.3%)
both areas of centuries of mixing among the populations
in the Eastern Cape, they make up 8.3% of the population
most SPEAK AFRIKAANS, as they were generally descendants of Dutch and Afrikaner men and grew up in their society
about 20% of the Coloured speak English as their mother tongue, mostly those of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal
virtually all Cape Town Coloured are bilingual
some can comfortably codeswitch between Kaapse taal (a creolized dialect of Afrikaans spoken mostly in the Cape Flats) and suiwer Afrikaans (formal Afrikaans as used in schools and media), and South African English.
the term 'Coloured' is not favoured at all by the Brown People or Aboriginal South Africans although the ANC insist it stays in the ANC policies
ULA respect these Minority Groups and therefore address them either as 'Brown People' or 'Aboriginal South Africans'.
as far as family life, housing, eating habits, clothing and so on are concerned, the Christian Brown People generally maintain a Western lifestyle
marriages are strictly monogamous
the average family size of six does not differ from those of other Western families and is generally related to socio-economic status
Brown children are often expected to refer to any extended relatives as their "auntie" or "uncle" as a formality
until 1841 white missionary societies provided all the school facilities for Brown children.
At least one genetic study indicates that Cape Brown People have ancestries from the following ethnic groups; not all Brown People in South Africa had the same ancestry.
Aboriginal Khoisan: (32–43%)
Peoples from Western Europe, chiefly the Low Countries: (21–28%)
Bantu peoples, chiefly from Southern Africa: (20–36%)
Peoples from South and Southeast Asia: (9–11%)
Indian South Africans are of South Asian descent
the majority live in and around the city of Durban, making it "the largest 'Indian' city outside India"
at times Indians were subsumed in the broader geographical category "Asians"
Indians were called and often voluntarily accepted as "Indians" or "Indian South Africans"
a significant proportion of slaves imported into the Cape were from parts of India and Bangladesh
while South African scholars mistakenly assumed these slaves were bought in "slave markets", many of the slaves were victims of kidnapping
many slaves had no identity as Indians and were subsumed into the "Cape Coloured" and Cape Malay communities
there is no reference to the real names of these Indians and were given "Christian" names for convenience
this all contributed to the loss of identity similar to the Mozambicans and other slaves who were brought to the Cape.
the modern South African Indian community is largely descended from Indians who arrived in South Africa from 1860 onwards
by 1904, Indians outnumbered whites in Natal
the proportion of Indian South Africans following Hinduism has decreased from 50% in 1996 to 47.27% in 2001
this further decreased to 41.3 % in 2016, mainly due to the conversion of "Hindus into Christian" by the Christian missionaries
according to the 2011 South African census there were 1,274,867 Indians / Asians, 2,5% of the total population.
An Internationally accepted Accord on Afrikaner self-determination was signed and approved prior to the general election in 1994 by the ANC, the National Party, Freedom Front Party, together with many world leaders – see our "Factual Evidence" section on our website.
The above mentioned legal-document was kept out of the public arena for many years, but has since been made public again.
Are you aware that Genl. Constand Viljoen demanded that self-determination for minority groups be built into the SA Constitution before the National Party surrendered power to the ANC? He predicted a coup d’état if it was ignored.
As a result, the Accord was signed on 24 April 1994, mere days before the 1994 general election. Political parties went silent on the event for the next two decades. However, Klaus Baron von der Ropp, an international witness to the Accord, contacted Hein Marx and shared the Accord document with him in 2014.
Was it treason to keep the minority groups in the dark and allow them to suffer under severe persecution since 1994? You be the judge.
General Viljoen was so serious about self-determination that he became the visionary, planner and driving force behind it. It was through his efforts that self-determination was built into the SA Constitution to specifically protect the Minority Groups in SA.
In 2014 he contacted Mr. Hein Marx and asked him to revive the self-determination process since political parties kept it out of the public arena. This is why the ULA was born and driven with unrestrained effort by patriot Hein Marx since that 2014 meeting.
To answer this question, here is a quote from the ULA President.
"Unequivocally, YES! General Viljoen contacted me in 2014. He felt that he'd erred when he got involved with politics, but asked me to revive and drive self-determination for minority groups". - Hein Marx, President ULA.
The ‘Accord on Afrikaner self-determination’ is available and fully explained on Wikipedia.
Details about the legal provision for self-determination are built into the South African Constitution and is available for reading here.
1993: Accord drafted by General Constand Viljoen and written into the SA Constitution on his insistence.
1994: Accord accepted into the SA Constitution and co-signed by prominent western-world leaders.
1994: Accord ignored by the ANC and the VF Party, a co-signatory to the Accord.
2014: Klaus Baron von der Ropp of Germany forwarded a copy to Hein Marx to prove its existence.
2014-2019: Legal process 97% completed. UN secretary general confirmed that the case has been referred to the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights for investigation.
2019: Campaign starts to obtain the mandate of two million 'YES' votes for self-determination.
Our goal is to secede to start a new, vibrant country; free from poverty, racism, crime and corruption before the 2024 election.
Yes. On 21 December 1993, Mandela wrote a letter of approval of the forthcoming signing of the Accord. See his personal letter to Genl. Constand Viljoen here or on our website at "Factual Evidence" under 1994.
Public Advisory: Chapter 14 of the South African Constitution allows for Self-determination by the people of the country. Only one thing is still required! The will of the people – we must claim our right to secede. It only takes a few seconds. Register your mandate now!
Section 235 of Chapter 14 of the South African Constitution allows for the right of self-determination of a community, within the framework of the right of the South African people as a whole to self-determination and pursuant to national legislation. This section of the constitution was one of the negotiated settlements during the handing over of political power in 1994.
Why are the minority groups so reluctant to embrace this right?
Register your mandate now, patriot!
These South African Constitutional sections allow legal secession as defined by international law:
Section 231, International agreements - page 120
Section 235, Self-determination - page 121
The signed Accord of 1993 also emphasises acceptance of secession by International role-players.
See the SA Constitution in our website at "Factual Evidence" under 1994 for the evidence.
Yes. The International process of secession is clear and the ULA strictly adheres to it.
In fact, the African Union laws make provision for secession in its Article 20:
1. "All peoples shall have the right to existence. They shall have the unquestionable and inalienable right to self-determination. They shall freely determine their political status and shall pursue their economic and social development according to the policy they have freely chosen."
2. "Colonized or oppressed peoples shall have the right to free themselves from the bonds of domination by resorting to any means recognized by the international community."
Including, Article 1 of International law refering to self-determination:
1. "All peoples have the right of self- determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
2. All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence."
The UDHR was conceived as a UN General Assembly resolution.
Article 21(3) of the Declaration states that "the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government..." and provides support for a proposition that peoples must first seek to "exhaust its remedies" within the status quo before taking a radical step such as secession.
The ULA has exhausted all internal remedies available with the ANC government over the past 6 years. Sufficient evidence shows that ULA has fully complied with Article 21(3).
Since the 1960s, international documents have become more directly affirmative of self-determination. For example, Article 1 of both the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and that on Civil and Political Rights, refers to self-determination AS A RIGHT, not just a mere principle. Article 1 of the treaties, both of which were signed in 1966 and entered into force in 1976, provides in relevant part that:
(1) All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic development.
(2) All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources... In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.
These provision are important not just because they accord self-determination the status of a right, but because they link the political destiny of a people to its economic foundation.
The ULA complies with Article 1.
The African (Banjul) Charter on Human and Peoples' rights was promulgated by the Organization of African Unity ("OAU"). The Banjul charter is one of the clearest, most useful commitments to self-determination. This convention was adopted in 1981 and entered into force in 1986. Article 20 of the charter lays out the right of self-determination as follows:
(1) All peoples shall have the right to existence. They shall have the unquestionable and inalienable right to self-determination. They shall freely determine their political status and shall pursue their economic and social development according to the policy they have freely chosen.
(2) Colonized or oppressed people shall have the right to free themselves from the bonds of domination by resorting to any means recognized by the international community.
The ULA complies with Article 20.
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international membership organization established to facilitate the voices of unrepresented and marginalized nations and peoples worldwide. It was formed on 11 February 1991 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Its members consist of indigenous people, minorities and unrecognized or occupied territories. UNPO works to develop the understanding of and respect for the right to self-determination. It provides advice and support related to questions of international recognition and political autonomy. It trains groups on how to advocate for their causes effectively and directly. It advocates for an international response to human rights violations perpetrated against UNPO member groups.
The ULA’s case of self-determination follow the guidelines of the UNPO as well.
Proof enough – the Moosa-declaration.On the 5th of June 1998 Mohammed Valli Moosa, the then minister of Constitutional Development (ANC), said during a parliamentary debate that:
"The pursuit on the part of the Freedom Front and other Afrikaners to strive towards the development of a particular region in the country (the North Western Cape corridor) as a home for Afrikaner culture and language within the framework of the constitution and Bill of Rights, is in government’s view indeed a legitimate pursuit."
"the ideal of some Afrikaners to develop the North Western Cape as a home for the Afrikaner culture and language within the framework of the Constitution and the charter of human rights is viewed by the government as a legitimate ideal." — Mohammed Valli Moosa (ANC), Minister of Constitutional Development, 1998, in parliament.
The ULA wants all minority groups to be included in the development of a new country free from domination.
The requirements set out by international law are explained by Prof C. Lloyd Brown-John of the University of Windsor (Canada), as follows:
"A minority who are geographically separate and who are distinct ethnically and culturally and who have been placed in a position of subordination may have a right to secede. That right, however, could only be exercised if there is a clear denial of political, cultural and religious beliefs."
The rights awarded to minorities were formally asserted by the United Nations General Assembly when it adopted resolution 47/135 on 18 December 1992.
The international community have opened the gate, why are the minority groups slumbering?
International law presents a recourse for the establishment of an independent area over and above that which the South African Constitution offers. Available to all minorities who wish to achieve self-determination in the form of independence. The international community have done their part to assist us. Now it is up to the will of the people.
Why are the minority groups slumbering?
Register your mandate now!
Yes. On 28 May 2019, Secretary General António Guterres from the United Nations, contacted the ULA President, Mr. Hein Marx, to inform him personally that the ULA’s case has been referred to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner.
Two things to note: Firstly, the UN has taking note of our valid case and, secondly, the fact that the Secretary-General himself gave feedback to Mr. Marx, shows the keen interest in our case. The legal process is surely making headway!
The ULA is an action group with a very competent international legal team. We have concluded the legally required communications with the ANC Government and have delivered, by means of the Office of the Sheriff, the final ultimatum letter to them.
The same letter has also been delivered to President Trumps’ administration, various international embassies, and human rights establishments globally to keep them fully informed as is required by international law.
Local and international advocates, lawyers and attorneys are working on our behalf. They do so at no expense to the ULA, carrying the cost of this extensive 6-year international legal process themselves. We have some of the top judicial players on-board to ensure a permanent solution for peace and prosperity.
All the legal team asks of you is a few seconds of your time to vote 'YES' for independence.
International recognition and support are absolutely necessary. That is why the ULA keeps the international community informed. The last requirement for secession is recognition by at least one other country outside of the mother country. Secession is thus not possible without the support and recognition of one other country.
According to international law, recognition by just one UN member state is sufficient for acceptance as an independent country.
While we are pursuing the legally required aim of two million mandates, the ULA is also actively pursuing support from UN members, with considerable success.
Sovereignty means a country or area has the authority to govern itself. Broken down this means that the people will make the decisions for themselves by majority vote and write these decisions into law. Key governmental positions will be filled by people of your choice by virtue of their skills and abilities. A desired condition for all minority groups in the country.
ecession is defined as 'the action of withdrawing / breaking away, legally and formally, from an existing political state.' It is legal in South Africa and our constitution makes provision for secession.
Proof of the following must be provided:
1. That identified areas can be controlled;
2. That identified areas are economically feasible;
3. That the international community has been informed of the bid for freedom and factors like the country’s feasibility, intended international policy and proposed system of government;
4. That all internal remedies have been exhausted;
5. That there is an indisputable mandate from the people indicating their desire for self-determination.
6. Preparations for secession have been ongoing for 6 years. ULA officially informed the SA Presidency on 13 December 2017 that minority groups desire secession. All we need now is an indisputable mandate.
We need only two million people to vote YES for independence/secession.
There are two ways to achieve secession.
The 'De Jure' process of secession: By obtaining a mandate from the citizens via their "YES" votes for secession. This process follows international law and guidelines. It is the ULA’s current option. This will force the ANC government to call a referendum once the 2 million mandates have been achieved.
The Unilateral Declarations of Independence (UDI): If an civil war erupts which was initiated by the mother country of the secession group desiring to leave to form a new country, or, the mother country fails to arrange a referendum after receiving proof of the people’s legal claim to self-determination (the required 2 million mandates), international role-players will obligate the mother country to comply, and at the same time safeguard the minority people and their new country.
A Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) is a formal process leading to the establishment of a new state by a subnational entity which declares itself independent and sovereign without a formal agreement with the state from which it is seceding. The term was first used when Rhodesia declared independence in 1965 from the United Kingdom (UK) without an agreement with the UK.
Thus, a UDI is a formal process resulting in the establishment of a sub national entity as a state within an existing country, as a SOVEREIGN, WITHOUT THE ASSENT (approval) of the mother country from which it is seceding.
During the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s both Slovenia and Croatia announced their UDIs from Yugoslavia. In 2008 Kosovo declared UDI from Serbia, and in 2014 Crimea declared UDI from Ukraine. The International Court of Justice, in a 2010 advisory opinion, declared that Unilateral Declarations of Independence were 100% legal under international law.
In political philosophy, the phrase consent of the governed refers to the idea that a government's legitimacy and moral right to use state power is only justified and lawful when consented to by the people or society over which that political power is exercised. This theory of consent is historically contrasted to the divine right of kings and had often been invoked against the legitimacy of colonialism. Article 21 of the United Nation's 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government".
Various political parties have proposed self-determination. However, international law does not regard the involvement of political parties as a prerequisite to secession, and for good reason. For example, if 100% of South Africa’s minority groups join up to vote for a single political party, we would still only obtain about 17% of the national vote. It stands to reason that voting for political parties is an option but is NOT the answer.
The ULA civil rights organisation has the solution. Vote!
Success of independence will be through the will of the patriotic man on the street, and not through organisations or political parties. This is a proven historical fact. Never underestimate the will of the people. The minority groups’ patience has been tested beyond the limit. They are at the core of this rise towards victorious independence!
Political parties cannot improve South Africans’ fate via a democratic process. Numbers count against the minorities. Corruption and devious dealings make things worse. Political leaders, especially those in parliament, receive large salaries and sit comfortably in their ivory towers. We do not focus on political parties and their leaders.
The ULA focuses on the people. The ULA provides hope via the correct and different route with the added advantage that our hope will become a reality.
Political Parties, Private Security Forces and Private Armies are indeed great. However, these forces will, at best, merely create a very slight delay in the obliteration of the minority groups in SA. This is a temporary solution.
Legal secession for sovereign self-determination, accepted by world leaders, is the only permanent solution to ensure the survival of the minority groups.
The only secession process in South Africa making successful legal progress, is that of the ULA. This process for sovereign independence / self-determination was initiated over six years ago and is now at the stage where a mandate of only (see current count here) million people is still required.
Through the process of legal secession, which is a world accepted ongoing norm, since the 1950s, the total number of independent countries have grown from 95 to a total of 195 (2019).
The question which arises is: "Why not apply this norm to the South African minority groups?"
Check out this video or on our website at "Factual Evidence" under 2019.
1954-1962: Algeria left France.
1971: Bangladesh left Pakistan.
1974: Eritrea left Ethiopia.
1975: East Timor left Indonesia.
1990: Fifteen former Soviet republics left the Russian Federation. (Three of them, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania declared their independence even before 1990).
2011: South Sudan left Sudan.
Note that 3 are on the African continent as threatened minorities, why can't we?
A 50% plus one vote, is the required mandate for an area to secede. There are an estimated 4 million registered voters (minority groups) in the identified area, therefore the goal is two million mandates/votes.
Separatism is a PLAIN and COMMON THING happening today all over the world! Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism.
Here is an active list happening RIGHT NOW (2019) around the globe. List of active separatist movements in:
Africa: 31 in total!
Northern America: 7
South America: 8
The minority groups’ legal process in SA is NOT unique NOR alone in doing ‘this’, there are many ‘peoples’ currently busy with the same endeavour!
The SA Constitution make provision for our minority groups’ self-determination, why wait?
Give your mandate now!
Source Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_active_separatist_movements
In 1915, there were 8 movements seeking their own independent state. In 2015, there were 59. The rate of secessionism has MORE THAN DOUBLED over the last century.
Since World War II, the number of new sovereign states has DRAMATICALLY INCREASED from 51 in 1945 to 99 in 1960 and to 195 in 2017, the number of INDEPENDENT STATES HAS NEARLY TRIPLED. In the last thirty years, OVER THIRTY NEW STATES have become members of the United Nations. Separatist movements routinely receive strong support in regional and national elections. There are 195 countries in the world today (2019). This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.
Switzerland has not escaped from secessionist desires. The most famous case is that of the Canton of Jura which was created on 1 January 1979 after having seceded from the Canton of Berne.
Minority groups in SA must stop this unnecessary ‘fear-issue’, quite frankly it is REALLY RIDICULOUS to say the least! Knowledge destroys ignorance! The good news is that the ULA’s process is 110% inside international and SA law, and 97% complete!
Sovereign state growth per decade:
Current (2019) - 206
2010s - 210
2000s - 213
1990s - 234
1980s - 184
1970s - 167
1960s - 163
1950s - 106
Whereas in the case of Spain, secession was illegal as a result of their Constitution forbidding secession, the South African Constitution has it firmly embedded in it, the ‘provision' for Self-determination, making it totally legal and undeniable.
However, Spain is not giving up and Catalania is still persuing their independence with unrestrained effort.
All South African (SA) citizens 18 years and older, whether living in SA or not, may register. Expats and Dual-citizens may also register, by selecting their current country of residence. Please register your mandate
Use this Website: www.ulacongress.com (only takes 30 seconds, try it!)
Information required for citizens & expats:
Name and Surname, Province/Country of Residence plus any one of the following:
Cell No / Email / ID No. / Passport No.
Answer: Unity is strength. Several minority groups are working in alliance with the ULA towards a successful legal secession. The ULA has in addition extended formal invitations to additional like-minded peoples / groups and organisations to formalize further affiliations.
60% of the population above the age of 18 did not vote in 2019. Why not? Maybe this is a message that they have no confidence in any political party. Maybe the current parties are far removed and out of touch with the man on the street. The silent majority of patriots are tired of the same old empty promises. Many desire independence and action!
NB! No political party or other organization can offer you independence and action! The ULA, with the mandate of the people, can and will!
If you own two properties, one inside the identified area and one outside of it, rather use the province of the one inside the area when registering your mandate for the 2 million count.
1. The mandate of 2 million votes to convey the will of the people and their desire for self-determination,
2. the selection of an interim government to represent the minority groups and their chosen political parties and
3. after secession, recognition of the new country as a sovereign country by one other international sovereign country.
Individuals of the highest integrity will be nominated to key positions in:
a. the interim de jure government,
b. the administrative body of each confederate state, and
c. a lean national government (i.e. the police, defence force, international relations, etc.).
Here is the shortlist of prerequisites for legal secession by the minority groups of South Africa
Identification of area in which you reside. Also historical track record of occupation and economic activity. 👉 Done.
The area should be economically viable with proof of economic sustainability for Minority Groups 👉 Done.
International Community must be kept up to date and informed on progress. 👉 Done.
Proof that all internal remedies have been exhausted. 👉 Done.
Obtain a mandate from 2 million citizens to prove their will and desire for independence: This is ULA’s focus. We need 2 million YES votes.
The International Role-players are waiting for us!
Secession is above local South African politics. International secession laws assume that governments will not allow minorities to secede. Therefore, international laws are designed to make independence possible even when the government of the day disputes the secession.
The SA government has been informed of the stipulations of international law and that the ULA has met every requirement.
There is a difference between what the government must to and what they may do. The ULA has a phenomenal legal team, which is prepared for action in case of secession-based persecution or victimization. Such perpetrators will be held personally liable for prosecution in the International Criminal Court.
Answer: It may. If the mother country attempts to forcibly prevent a legal secession, war is inevitable.
However, the ULA has the ear of the US Congress.
On 14th January 2019 President Trump signed into law Act S.1158: Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018. This signed Act grants the United States legal permission to intervene and protect a Minority Group, thus preventing a situation from leading to genocide. Our secession will play out in full view of the eyes of the world.
Yes! International laws for self-determination protect the religions, languages and cultures of minority groups all over the world. The South African ANC government (although they think they don't) must comply with International Law.
No. We will go directly to the international role-players involved with our process. They will offer us the necessary protection and assistance. In the past minority groups have been ignored by the ANC Government, and we don’t expect their stance to change. The ANC Government cannot, however, ignore International Law.
No government (including the ANC Government) can persecute anyone acting within the law. The ULA’s independence through secession adheres strictly to International Law. That means that people voting freely for independence cannot be persecuted by anyone or any government in any country!
The SA Constitution entirely supports and makes full provision for secession by any minority group. So....
Patriots, be brave. Stand up. No need to fear, No need to hesitate, No need to hide. Vote!
The ULA and affiliated organisations envisage a free and just federal society where South Africa’s minorities can enjoy basic human rights, without domination or oppression. Citizens will have the freedom to live and associate according to their culture, language and religion.
A confederation of aligned states is the obvious solution. Please refer to "B. Land & People" section.
Once seceded we are required (by international law) to have a representative government in place.
Neither ULA nor any other political party may appoint a representative government. It has to therefore be an interim government which is representative of the group of the people (minority groups) through a democratic process.
We will build a new country without race-based laws where all minority group members are equal, based on a common language and preserving each culture.
A capitalist, free market system will power our economy and the central government will have very limited power.
Our new country will be built on Biblical principles, like America – 'land of the brave and free'.
Please refere to "B. Land & People" section.
A complete feasibility study was done by leading South African economists.
It proves that the new country is a viable economic and political concept and will be able to sustain a new monetary unit, military, police force, power and other utility services, without assistance, and entirely separate from South Africa. The feasibility study proves that the new country will be a formidable force.
Patriots, register your vote now - jobs and opportunities await!
Pensioners and the disabled in the proposed area will automatically be looked after. Other members from the minority groups who reside outside of the proposed area can apply for citizenship provided they are members of the minority groups.
If you are a South African citizen and a *minority group" member
If you are a South African minority citizen living abroad or have property in South Africa,
If you are not a South African citizen, and you live in another country, you can also apply for citizenship in the new country, provided you comply with any one of the four criteria of the minority groups,
then you automatically qualify to apply for citizenship.
*The descendants of the Khoi and San, the people from Continental Europe from as early as 1652, the British Isles, the Jewish Community and North Americans all of whom settled in Southern Africa, as well as the Slaves and indentured individuals brought to Southern Africa before 1900, primarily from Malaysia, India and Indonesia.
Yes. Everything will remain as it is. All systems, developed and instituted by experts before the current dispensation, will be duplicated and elevated to higher standards.
Military and police forces as well as government departments dealing with international relations will be established only after successful secession when international role-players have become involved.
It's not up to us as ULA to decide. It is the citizens of the new country who will have to decide. This will be done through a transparent democratic process.
We are striving for a confederation, in other words, a confederation of several sovereign independent confederate states. Let's take Griqualand as an example: the current Griqualand will probably be called Griqualand, Namaqualand will be called Namaland or Namaqualand, Bushmanland will probably be called Bushmanland, the Transvaal en Freestate area will possibly be called Trans-Orania.
What the name of the country or individual states will be called is not for us to decide. It's up to us as the collective people to decide.
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Supporting sovereign self-determination is not treason. Self-determination is legal according to the South African Constitution as well as International law. The ULA therefore follows a 100% internationally recognized legal process and the South African government will be forced to comply.