A GOOD CALL
We call on all GOOD South Africans to resuscitate the project of optimism and reconciliation, to take the lead in restoring hope and to save our country. GOOD wants men and women, young and experienced, of all races, to step forward. Our country’s beauty and strength lies in its diversity. The GOOD movement will remind South Africans that you don’t need to be black to fight racism, you don’t need to be a woman to fight for gender equality, you don’t need to be gay to fight homophobia. We want to use our unparalleled record of delivery, combined with new perspectives and experience, to get our country back on to a GOOD path.
Our values of TRUTH, TRUST, EQUITY, SOLIDARITY and SERVICE inform our movement and guide how we govern.
We call on all the GOOD people of our country to join us and to restore hope and patriotism for our country and its future.
God Bless South Africa. God seën Suid-Afrika. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika.
“We call on GOOD South Africans to help Restore Hope & Patriotism”
PATRICIA DE LILLE | LEADER
WHAT DOES GOOD STAND FOR?
Our policy positions rest on four themes:
These can briefly be described as follows:
As a result of forced evictions and separate development, race and space have for centuries defined the life and opportunities of South Africans. No democratic government in South Africa has ever tackled apartheid’s spatial legacy. Our communities were divided and this legacy still persists across our towns, cities and country today.
The banishment of Coloured, Indian and Black citizens to the margins of urban areas also inhibited access to economic opportunities. Today, hundreds of thousands of people are as a result forced to spend a huge proportion of their income to pay to travel long distances for hours on unsafe transport in order to access work opportunities. Where people live matters. To create a more equitable South Africa, we must achieve spatial justice.
The state owns significant pieces of land. GOOD advocates that public land must be used for the public good.
If government used its own landholdings, we could accelerate access to land in both urban and rural areas.
Our Constitution says:
We, the people of South Africa, Recognise the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land; Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.
South Africans must embody and give life to these words. Although the vast majority of GOOD South Africans are not racist and wish to see our country prosper, intolerance still exists and the country remains highly unequal.
Race and gender still largely determine most South Africans’ prospects because South African leaders have shied away from tackling structural and socialised racism, violence and inequality in our society. We cannot allow our future to be structured around racial privilege, racial disadvantage or patriarchy.
GOOD will lead the fight against racism, gender inequality and access to equal education. Gender Rights are Human Rights. Intolerance is intolerable. A GOOD future for our country depends on parity of excellent learning opportunities for every child.
South Africa’s history of access to education, jobs, capital and wealth is inescapably unequal.
A meaningful programme of action is required to create a more equitable society.
GOOD supports the principle of B-BBEE as a concept! We are for this – but is must be done right.
B-BBEE must benefit the most vulnerable citizens.
GOOD will fight for EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK.
The growing trend of unequal pay for women in the labour market is an economic injustice and fuels the feminisation of poverty in our country.
The world’s climate is changing faster than scientists had predicted.
This generation MUST work to protect the planet and stabilise the climate so that we can protect ourselves and future generations.
Climate change is impacting our economy, impacting food security and raising food prices. We cannot afford not to tackle climate change.
Our towns and cities must be able to source lower cost, renewable energy directly from solar, wind and hydropower sources.
We must be protected from ESKOM’s inefficiencies and dirty coal sources.
As one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, we must protect our environment and work to grow tourism opportunities and green sector jobs.