There is only one sensible solution to the escalating crisis in South Africa: Self-determination for the Western-minded, Afrikaans-speaking Christian majority in the Western Cape. At least, that is how a growing number of concerned people across the country and among South Africans abroad see the issue. Organized efforts to achieve independence for the Cape region are already underway. At least one local tribal leader, Khoebaha Calvin Cornelius III, whose formal title roughly translates into “king” in English, has already declared independence from the Communist-controlled South African regime. Other voices hope for Afrikaner self-determination in an interior region of the country where they once governed themselves within the Boer republics. And a growing number of embattled Afrikaners and Boers are making (peaceful) preparations in anticipation of what they believe is a looming civil war and societal collapse.
While not everyone agrees on the solution or what to do, the fact that there is a major problem can no longer be denied. As the world has finally started realizing in recent weeks, South Africa is coming apart at the seams amid an explosion of violence, tyranny, and hate — not to mention the “Second Phase” of a communist revolution. Most recently, the rapidly deteriorating situation was exposed in South Africa’s Parliament. Last month, lawmakers there voted in favor of a racist plot to confiscate property from European-descent South Africans without any compensation. The scheme to authorize mass theft, which requires a change to the Constitution, comes amid a growing tsunami of racist violence targeting Afrikaner farmers, often labeled Boers. There have been thousands of unimaginably brutal so-called “farm attacks” and “farm murders,” known as “plaasmoorde” in Afrikaans, since whites voted to surrender political power some 25 years ago in the face of a brutal communist terror campaign.
One non-political civil-rights organization, CapeXit, formerly known as the Afrikaner Society, hasalready put the South African government on notice that the people of the Cape are working to secede using a lawful, internationally recognized process. In a letter delivered to then-South African President Jacob Zuma, who proudly sang genocidal songs advocating the extermination of embattled Afrikaners, the group said the effort would comply with the South African Constitution and international law. The area in question is known as the Cape region, which includes the provinces of the Western Cape, the Northern Cape, and parts of the Eastern Cape. According to the latest census data, a majority of the region’s residents are Afrikaans-speaking Christians who are either white or what is known in South Africa as “coloured.”
Speaking to The New American after the latest developments involving the government’s land grabs, CapXit Co-President Hannes Louw said there was no other choice. “The Black Supremacist Government of South Africa have set a course towards Civil War, the writing is on the wall and all other options are exhausted,” explained Louw, adding that options such as mass emigration would be less preferable. “The only way to avert the next major humanitarian crisis is the creation of a safe haven for Afrikaners and other descendants of the aboriginal people of Southern Africa, those who currently identify as Khoi or San.” That safe haven, he said, should be in the Cape region, where Afrikaners and other marginalized people groups still constitute a numerical majority and have historically valid claims to the land.
All of the efforts are guided by, and in compliance with, South Africa’s Constitution and a variety of international treaties to which the central government is a party. “The right to secede is guaranteed by Section 235 of the South African Constitution, Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 20 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights,” Louw explained, echoing the letter delivered to Zuma by the sheriff of Pretoria. “By supporting secession, the international community has an opportunity to help a whole nation. Granting refugee status should be the last resort.” Growing cries to grant refugee status to embattled Afrikaners come amidstatements by top Australian officials warning of the dire plight facing Afrikaner farmers and vowing to explore possibilities for them to immigrate there.
“CapeXit is trying to avoid a potential conflict by proposing a peaceful, practical and long-term solution to the growing instability in South Africa,” Louw continued in a follow-up statement, noting that the name was derived from the successful “Brexit” movement. “Unfortunately, there are not many options left on the table for a peaceful solution. The issues in South Africa are fundamental, long-term, and deeply-rooted differences for which no solutions have been found in more than two decades of democratic rule. Perhaps the most concerning aspect is that these radical and racist policies enjoy widespread popular support among the black majority, and that the African National Congress and the Economic Freedom Fighters coalition easily commands the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes. Parties proposing unity and reconciliation are either stagnating or in decline.”
But, despite the difficulties surrounding the current situation, “the solution is simpler than what many people may realize,” said Louw. “There is a region in South Africa that is fundamentally different from the rest of the country. A region that was independent for almost 300 years until 1910, and by rights should never have been incorporated into South Africa. A region where the vast majority of the inhabitants are members of the oppressed brown and white minorities and speak the shared Afrikaans language. This region has for thousands of years belonged to the aboriginal Khoi and San tribes, who since 1652 have lived in peace with the early settlers from Europe.” That region is the Cape, consisting of the former Cape Colony, where the brown and white peoples are direct descendants of the “First Nations” and the early European settlers.
The following maps (taken from the 2011 South African census) immediately and clearly show how substantially different the Cape is from the rest of South Africa: