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#NoXenophobia

IMMIGRATION

Immigration is another conundrum for South Africa. The immigration system is basically dysfunctional and we have a situation where the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has no idea how many people are coming in and out of the country.

 

LAND PARTY offers fair rules and reasonable management of migration. Our priorities favour growth, jobs and prosperity. We make no apologies for putting these aims before bogus and illegal immigration targets. Freedom of movement must be protected and proper immigration systems must be introduced, but LAND PARTY will not scapegoat migrants nor blame them for economic failures.

 

  • We will develop and implement fair immigration rules.

  • We will not discriminate between people of different races or creeds.

  • We will end indefinite detentions and distinguish between migrant labour and family attachment.

  • We will introduce the Forced Marriage Unit.

  • We will work with businesses and the worker’s party; involve government and others to identify specific labour and skill shortages.

  • Migrant labour must be allowed to join the worker’s party.

  • Whatever our trade arrangements, we will need new migration management systems that are transparent and fair to everybody.

  • We will work together to institute a new system which is based on our economic needs, balancing controls and existing entitlements. This may include employer sponsorship, work permits, visa regulations or a tailored mix of all of these to work for the many, not the few.

  • We will protect those already working here, whatever their ethnicity.

  • Our National Education Service will raise the level of skills and training of foreigners.

  • We will not denigrate migrant workers. LAND PARTY values the economic and social contributions of immigrants. Private sector employers depend on immigrants. We value their contributions, including their tax contributions.

  • We will uphold the proud traditional values of honouring the spirit of international law, the spirit of Ubuntu and our moral obligations by taking our fair share of refugees.

  • Refugees are not migrants. They have been forced from their homes, by war, famine or other disasters. We will ensure that refugees benefit from LAND PARTY government policies. They will benefit from our justice system and be granted parole and apply for bail like any other South African citizen.

  • We will welcome international students who benefit and strengthen our education system.

#VOTELANDPARTY

 

Vision

The LAND PARTY shall:

 

Through pragmatic and progressive economic policy, individual freedom, and in harmony with nature, establish a prosperous society of people based on social justice and shared opportunities.

 

Freedom doesn’t equal immediate wealth, but we believe that it is better to live in an environment where you are provided with the freedom to create your own wealth, even though you might make some mistakes along the way.

 

The more rules and regulations you have, the less important it becomes for people to distinguish between what is right and wrong. We want to give people the opportunity to have that freedom, and to make mistakes and learn from them. We want to provide them the support, education and resources necessary to become wealthy through hard work and effective use of the opportunities that will be made available to them through a Land-led government. Our ultimate plan is to reform, open up and strengthen the economy by providing people with the individual freedom and opportunities to become prosperous and actively contributing members of society.

Values

The LAND PARTY subscribes to the following values in all its endeavours:

 

  1. Respect for the community of life

  2. Honesty

  3. Integrity

  4. Trust

  5. Consultation

  6. Solidarity

  7. Dignity

Mission

The LAND PARTY seeks to reorder the political and economic institutions and systems domestically and globally.

 

We have to deal with the damage from the years of government corruption we have had to endure. We will broadly seek to reform, open up and grow the economy, eradicate poverty, opportunities for all the people of South Africa to become wealthy and self-sustainable, skills development, gender equality, safety and research. It will establish programmes that will ensure that within the first 2 years of taking power that the following is achieved:

 

  1. Food security - encouraging modern, scientific agricultural practices, and providing the necessary support, technological resources, scientific research and education to encourage people to get involved in agriculture with the ultimate goal of strengthening the economy while eliminating food wastage and the discarding of surplus produce.

  2. Housing security - where private property rights are strengthened, allocation of state resources are dealt with strategically through referendum and homes are designed to people’s specifications.

  3. People development - Education that is ongoing, progressive and emphasizing the reconstruction and development of family and service to society. Creating and maintaining skills development for a move to modern technology and science.

  4. A modern, technologically savvy supportive state that responds to the people’s legitimate demand for prosperity and opportunity creation.

  5. Crime eradication and all forms of deviance through social interventions, corrective rehabilitation and victim oriented punishment.

  6. Economic prosperity through freedom of opportunity so that people become self-sustainable and wealthy, and through free trade agreements, and rapid industrialization. Allocation of state resources shall be utilized in a rational, consultative and inclusive manner with due regard to the dictates of justice and equal opportunity. It shall reconfigure the banking system to be more people-centred.

  7. Foreign policy that is people-centred, educative and principled.

  8. Environmental Justice – ensuring all programmes are in harmony with nature and conscious of the limited capacity of the planet to sustain us.

  9. Human Rights - Implementation of the remaining rights encapsulated in the current South African Bill of Rights and other universally respected HR documents which shall be prioritized by public participation. Apportion justice and material resources on an equitable and just basis.