Gold -- symbol of our land's immense
Azania accounts for approximately 20% of Africa's entire annual
economic production. It is clear that if our nation's lands and
peoples were fully liberated the change in the quality of African
life will benefit all of Africa, from Cape Town to Cairo.
Our land is well endowed in valuable assets such as gold, diamonds,
platinum, palladium, chromium, vanadium, manganese, uranium, iron
ore, coal. It produces a wide array of vegetables, grapes, sugar,
citrus and other fruits; and sustains the domestic wine industry.
It is essential to the cattle, dairy, sheep, and goat cultivation
industries, among other sectors.
But with all the wealth of the land, the people remain absymally
poor, mal-treated, and ill served. These abominable condition exists
because the very same elements that controlled the land during the
former apartheid state era, continues in control of the land today.
So we see that, in this instance, the more things change, the more
they stay the same.
We Azanians only need to reclaim and utilise our land in the interest
of Azania, the Azanian People and Africa. Restitution of the land
insures the material basis for real democracy. The use of land is
the key variable in determining the direction of the society. It
the people control the land they will build a truly democratic egalitarian
political economic system based on the direct political participation
and control of the majority.
Effective ownership of the land would put real power in the hand
of the people themselves. Since the majority of the citizens are
presently impoverished, land restitution would per force radically
raise the living standards of the majority of our citizens. It will
enhance and guarantee human, civil, and national sovereignty rights,
create the condition necessary to improve peoples health, boost
social services and expand education options; in short the land's
wealth would serve the legitimate interests and needs of the citizenry
We will be able to contribute effectively to Africa's full and comprehensive
political and economic integration. We would also be better positioned
to work with our immediate neighbor states for our mutual benefit.
Properly mobilised, organised, educated and trained the citizens
of this country, when combined with their long alienated land, would
produce goods that will find willing markets throughout Africa and
the world. This will have a signal positive effect on our employment
and business startups.