- Black People Continue To Be Victims of Apartheid Attitudes and Practices
24 years after the end of apartheid, Black People continue to be second-class citizens in the land of their birth. This must not be allowed to continue.
An AZAPO government will decisively use the instruments of government to eliminate institutional racism and the remaining elements of white supremacy in our country. All businesses and institutions that are found guilty of any form of racism will forfeit their licenses. They will pay huge criminal fines and the perpetrators of racism will face lengthy jail terms.
- All Citizens Must Be Treated Equally and Fairly
An AZAPO government will ensure that all the citizens of the country are treated equally, and that the wealth of the country is shared by all for national development. The human, language, cultural and other constitutional rights of all citizens will be respected and affirmed.
- Special Policies and Measures To Uplift Black People
Special support measures, policies and incentive schemes will be put in place to uplift Black People in education, the economy, culture, labour, business and other sectors. This will be aimed at restoring their human dignity, so that they can participate fully and equally in our national life.
- Black Power Remains AZAPO’S Continuing Objective
AZAPO is still committed to, and fully embraces, the clarion call of BLACK POWER as issued by the June 16th Soweto Uprising of 1976, that was led by among others Tsietsi Mashinini, Khotso Seatlholo and Poppie Buthelezi.
This revolutionary uprising was inspired by the Black Consciousness Movement and the teachings of Stephen Bantu Biko and Onkgopotse Abram Tiro, to free Black People from both physical and psychological oppression of living in a white racist and capitalist society.
The BLACK POWER message remains relevant and potent in seeking to transform South African society and in restoring the dignity of Black People.