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WC Peoples Bill is about Democracy, Non-racialism, and Freedom
RIGHT TO REPLY: CIAG responds to an inaccurate and inflammatory article published by the Weekend Argus
March 13, 2023
Jo'burg Mayoral Fiasco adds Impetus to Calls for Federalism
NEWS ARTICLE: Jo'burg's puppet mayor a harbinger for post-2024 South Africa. Our system need an urgent and radical overhaul. Emerging consensus around federalism.
February 7, 2023
The Legal Path to Cape Independence
BLOG POST: Is it a pipe dream or can Cape Independence really happen? The answer is that it is already happening. Here's why.
February 7, 2023
CIAG Supports DA's 'Power to the People' Marches but Urges Change
PRESS RELEASE: CIAG supports DA's 'Power to the People' marches. Encourages supporters to join. Urges DA to call a referendum and change the system of government which has enabled this crisis
January 24, 2023
CIAG Goals for 2023
2023 GOALS: These are the CIAG's 5 goals for 2023
December 19, 2022
UK Supreme Court Judgement Strengthens Case for Western Cape Autonomy
PRESS ARTICLE: Western Cape self-determination - What are the implications of the recent UK Supreme Court judgement on a second Scottish Independence referendum?
December 19, 2022
The Cape we Want (Survey)
SURVEY RESULTS: Find out what values are important to Cape Independence supporters, where they live, and who they intend to vote for in 2024
November 15, 2022
Improving People's Lives Drives Western Cape Devolution
RIGHT TO REPLY: CIAG responds to Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh on the true purpose of Western Cape autonomy (Mail & Guardian)
October 26, 2022
Cape Independence is More than just Escaping the ANC
PRESS ARTICLE: Ideology, Economics, & Culture - You'll be much better off in an Independent Western Cape
October 26, 2022
The Cape We Want - Insights into the Cape Independence movement
INSIGHT: What is the vision behind Cape Independence? Discover what sort of country the leaders of the main Cape Independence organisations would like to live in. Have your say too.
October 13, 2022
Pierre de Vos is Wrong on Western Cape Self-Determination
PRESS ARTICLE: CIAG responds to comments made by Pierre de Vos. Either he doesn't under stand self-determination properly, or he is deliberately misleading people.
October 8, 2022
Working Group an Essential Response to SA's Challenges
PRESS STATEMENT: SA has serious self-inflicted problems which demand action. The Western Cape People cannot be held hostage and have a right to determine their own future.
October 1, 2022
Explaining WC Devolution Working Group
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Why the CIAG joined the WC Devolution Working Group
September 26, 2022
Western Cape Devolution Working Group Formed
PRESS RELEASE: Political parties, civic organisations, and legal experts join forces to fight for Western Cape autonomy. Devolved policing power and provincial referendum legislation will be initial focus.
September 26, 2022
Eskom, our Coal Mine Canary
PRESS ARTICLE: Eskom crisis exposes weaknesses in both ANC and DA policy
September 19, 2022
Winde must admit he mislead legislature on referendums and apologise
PRESS RELEASE: CIAG calls on WC Premier Alan Winde to provide supporting evidence for his fallacious claims on referendums, or admit he was wrong and apologise
September 9, 2022
Self-determination the Key to Devolving Powers
RIGHT TO REPLY: We have fought (unsuccessfully) for nearly 50 years to deliver federalism says DA's Geordin Hill-Lewis. Claim it using provincial legislation and international law say CIAG.
August 31, 2022
Déjà Vous on DA Policing Promises
DA have been promising the devolution of policing in the Western Cape since 2019. Police minister Cele has said NO. What now? DA claim they have a process, but haven't told voters what it is.
September 9, 2022
Policing Battle Could Be Resolved Through International Law
PRESS ARTICLE: Could international law and the right to self-determination hold the key to resolving the battle between over Western Cape policing? (Cape Times)
August 17, 2022
If the ANC Falls, is Cape Independence Still Necessary?
BLOG POST: As South Africa looks forward to and the demise of the ANC, what role must independence groups play? They must ensure Western Cape voters get to make decisions for themselves.
August 2, 2022
Is the ‘debate’ on Cape Independence really nonsensical?
PRESS ARTICLE: CIAG responds to News24 assistant editor Pieter du Toit who suggests the debate on Cape Independence is 'nonsensical'.
June 7, 2022
What is Happening with the DA's Referendum Bill?
PROGRESS UPDATE: What is happening with the 'Referendum Bill' (Electoral Commission Amendment Bill)?
May 26, 2022
SA Constitution Cannot Prevent Cape Independence
CIAG responds to Prof. Pieter Labuschagne (UNISA) who wrote in Die Burger that, whilst a noble idea, Cape Independence is not achievable and Kaapenaars must set their sights lower
May 15, 2022
RIGHT TO REPLY: Hill-Lewis not Elected in a Political Vacuum
RIGHT TO REPLY: CIAG responds to Tom Eaton (TimesLive) on Cape Independence. Hill-Lewis is indeed doing an excellent job, but he wasn't elected in a political vacuum.
May 3, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Calls for Referendum Intensify as 1000's Petition Winde on Cape Independence
PRESS RELEASE: Cape Town resounds to the sound of Freedom. Calls for Referendum Intensify as 1000's Petition Winde on Cape Independence
April 29, 2022
'Free the Cape' March in 10 Pictures
IN PICTURES: The story of the 'Free the Cape' march told in 10 pictures
April 28, 2022
International Law - Self-determination and Peoples' Rights
DISCUSSION PAPER: UN Expert, Dr Alfred de Zayas, discusses the right to self-determination under International Law, and the implications on states with regard to autonomy, federalism, and secession.
April 21, 2022
Keeping the DA honest on Cape Independence
PRESS RELEASE: 'Free the Cape' march organised in part to 'keep the DA honest on Cape Independence'.
April 28, 2022
Event Information - 'Free the Cape' March
EVENT INFORMATION: 'Free the Cape' march, Grand Parade, Cape Town, 11h00, Wed 27th April 2022 (Freedom Day).
April 12, 2022
International Law - What Are a People?
REFERENCE DOCUMENT: 'International Meeting on Experts on Further Study of the Concept of the Rights of People - Final Report and Recommendations'.
April 7, 2022
Are You One of Us?
BLOG POST: Who are the Western Cape People? Is there such a thing? Are you one of them?
April 7, 2022
We're Just Different - Job Creation
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Why is the Western Cape 'Just Different'? Why can it create jobs when the national government destroys them? Why does South Africa have the highest unemployment rate in the world?
April 4, 2022
Statement - 'We're Just Different'
CIAG Statement - 'We're Just Different' tweet
April 6, 2022
De-facto Independence of the Western Cape now Underway
PRESS ARTICLE: By rejecting South Africa's position and instead establishing its own foreign relations with Ukraine, the Western Cape has fulfilled a key requirement of statehood.
March 18, 2022
Ukraine Emphasises Ideological Chasm Between WC and SA - Exit Mechanism Required
PRESS RELEASE: Response to Ukraine crisis emphasises the ideological chasm between the Western Cape and South Africa. The Western Cape must be offered a democratic exit mechanism.
March 10, 2022
Lessons from Ukraine: Self-determination and Imperialism
PRESS ARTICLE: How self-determination is at the heart of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the implications for South Africa
March 2, 2022
Is Cape Independence Possible?
FAQ: Is Cape Independence Possible?
March 1, 2022
Is Cape Independence a Good Idea?
FAQ: Is Cape Independence a good idea?
February 28, 2022
Announcement: Freedom Day March
PRESS STATEMENT: CIAG, VF Plus, CapeXit, and CIP jointly announce that a 'FREE the CAPE' march will be held in Cape Town on Freedom Day.
February 23, 2022
Free the Cape from What?
FAQ: What exactly are you trying to FREE the CAPE from?
February 16, 2022
SONA 2022: Reality Strikes, Common Sense Still Missing
PRESS ARTICLE: President Ramaphosa acknowledges the true state of the nation, but his government is still unwilling to address the root cause
February 11, 2022
Why the Western Cape should be Exempted from Race-Based Legislation
PRESS ARTICLE: Racial discrimination is expressly prohibited by the constitution. Race-based laws are only legally permissible because of a caveat which doesn't apply in the Western Cape.
February 5, 2022
Tax Free Donations
Would you rather fund ANC Corruption or the campaign for Cape Independence? Deduct and donate up to 10% of your taxable income. Individuals and companies.
February 5, 2022
Self-determination: the Golden Thread of Western Cape Politics
PRESS ARTICLE: The Western Cape wants self-determination. Devolutionists and secessionists are on the same page. Expect Fireworks in 2022.
February 7, 2022
British Government Asked to Support Democracy and Non-Racialism in Western Cape
PRESS RELEASE: CIAG hand delivers letter to the British Government in London - Support non-racialism and democracy.
January 21, 2022
It’s Independence or Nothing for me
FAQ: Why does the CIAG also talk about topics other than Cape Independence – It’s Independence or Nothing for me?
January 9, 2022
Get to Know the CIAG
What values does the Cape Independence Advocacy Group (CIAG) stand for?
January 7, 2022
State Capture was Inflicted on the Western Cape Against its Democratic Will
PRESS STATEMENT: CIAG responds to the 'Judicial Commission of Inquiry Report: Part 1'.
January 6, 2022
State of the Nation (SONA) 2022 Delivered Early
PRESS RELEASE: SONA Delivered Early by President Ramaphosa - Wheels are Coming Off but One Province Works
January 3, 2022
Cape Independence – What is the plan for 2022?
What will the CIAG be doing in 2022? Register as an Advocate for Cape Independence.
December 3, 2021
Western Cape Should Be Exempted From Race-Based Legislation
PRESS RELEASE: CIAG calls on DA led Western Cape Government to seek an exemption from Employment Equity Amendment Bill in the National Council of Provinces
November 18, 2021
LGE 2021 Positive for Cape Independence
PRESS RELEASE: CIAG delighted with outcome of Local Government Elections. Notable shift away from centralised government towards devolved power.
November 6, 2021
Lessons From Chernobyl
BLOG POST: As Eskom discloses problems at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station we discuss parallels between the Chernobyl disaster and South Africa.
October 26, 2021
Cape Independence - Who's Decision is it Anyway?
PRESS ARTICLE: Is the Western Cape entitled to self-determination? Does it have it?
October 16, 2021
Township Unemployment Forum Announces Support for Cape Independence
PRESS RELEASE: Langeberg Unemployment Forum (LUF) announces support for Cape Independence. Will collaborate with CIAG.
October 11, 2021
Explaining the Significance of our Referendum Announcement
EXPLANATORY NOTE: DA and 7 others parties willing to support a referendum, so what?
October 4, 2021
Daily Maverick - Use Both Eyes in your Reporting Please
OPEN LETTER: CIAG asks the Daily Maverick for a more balanced and factual discussion around Cape Independence
October 2, 2021
Watershed Moment for Cape Independence and the Unitary State
PRESS RELEASE: DA and 7 other political parties confirm that they are now willing to support a referendum on Cape Independence
October 1, 2021
Mondli Exposes Bigotry of Cape Independence
RIGHT TO REPLY: CIAG responds to City Press editor Mondli Makhanya on Cape Independence
September 26, 2021
Maintaining Constitutional Order in the Western Cape
NEWS ARTICLE: How must the Western Cape government respond to a collapse in the South African constitutional order?
September 26, 2021
CIAG Formally Requests Referendum on Cape Independence
PRESS RELEASE: CIAG requests Provincial Premier Winde to call referendum, notifies President Ramaphosa
September 27, 2021
Battle for Cape Independence - Opening Salvos Fired
NEWS ARTICLE: DA and ANC square over over Western Cape devolution in Parliament (NCOP)
September 26, 2021
DA Obliged to Protect WC as Constitutional Order Collapses
PRESS RELEASE: Cape Independence Advocacy Group
September 10, 2021
Voting Guide for Cape Independence Supporters - LGE 2021
Elections 2021 - Voting Guide for Cape Independence Supporters
October 4, 2021
Sunday Times & Peter Bruce - CIAG Responds
PRESS ARTICLE: CIAG responds to Peter Bruce's article on Cape Independence in the Sunday Times
September 5, 2021
Cape Independence Polling Results for 2021
Cape Independence Advocacy Group Poll - August 2021
September 21, 2022
New CIAG Poll on Cape Independence 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Official Statement from the CIAG following a new poll on Cape Independence conducted during July 2021
August 12, 2021
Cape Independence - Lessons from Nkandla
PRESS ARTICLE: Zuma's constitutional defiance and the state's weak response has implications for Cape Independence
July 27, 2021
Independence Supporters, it's Time for Action
CALL TO ACTION: Comment on the proposed 'Electoral Commissions Amendment Act, 2021' and pave the way for a referendum on Cape Independence
June 25, 2021
Proposed Electoral Commission Amendment Act, 2021
SUBMISSION TO PARLIAMENT: Read the CIAG's submission to the speaker of Parliament
June 25, 2021
Cape Independence - Progress Update (June 2021)
Are we there yet? How far along are we in the process of obtaining Cape Independence?
June 21, 2021
Provincial Referendums: Political and Ideological Armageddon
PRESS ARTICLE: Debate over What Referendum Questions the DA should ask, Why, and How the ANC are Likely to React
June 21, 2021
PRESS RELEASE - Legal Hurdles Preventing Referendum on Cape Independence to be Addressed by DA
Joint Press Statement by the Cape Independence Advocacy Group, CapeXit, the Cape Party and the Vryheidsfront Plus on the DA's proposed amendment to the Referendums Act
June 12, 2021
Western Cape Autonomy now the Dominant Provincial Political Philosophy
PRESS ARTICLE: Really significant political progress is being made towards Cape Independence. It is often easy to miss. Many of the threads are pulled together in this article
June 12, 2021
Is Cape Independence Racist?
Non-racialism is a founding principle of the CIAG, but that certainly doesn't stop us be accused of racism. Why?
May 17, 2021
Full Speech - Cape Town Press Club (21 Apr 2021)
On 21 April 2021, Phil Craig addressed the Cape Town Press Club on behalf of the CIAG. Here is a copy of the full speech.
April 22, 2021
Melanie, Cape Independence Stinks of Democracy, not Racism!
A response to former ANC MP Melanie Verwoerd's comments on Cape Independence
April 13, 2021
Independence by Any Legal Means
PRESS ARTICLE: How we all can and must fight for independence from bad government
April 11, 2021
Alleviating Poverty in the Cape of Good Hope
PRESS ARTICLE: Cape independence must lead to a better life for ALL
August 19, 2022
50 Shades of Treason
PRESS ARTICLE: How growing defiance will serve the independence cause well
April 11, 2021
Bring me Permanent Solutions
PRESS ARTICLE: A look at how South African's are trying to resolve their problems
April 11, 2021
Why Car Socks and Masks are Critical to Winning our Independence
The CIAG strategy for obtaining independence and the critical role played by independence supporters.
March 21, 2021
Sorting Fact from Fiction
March 21, 2021
What Will My Donation Be Used For?
Our work depends entirely upon donations - but what do we do with the money you give?
February 13, 2021
Behind the Mantras of Cape Independence
PRESS ARTICLE: A call for reasoned debate from those opposed to independence
February 1, 2021
John Steenhuisen, You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat it
PRESS ARTICLE: CIAG's responds to an interview DA leader John Steenshuisen gave to Maroela Media about independence
February 14, 2021
Cape Independence - Year End Report
A look back at the huge strides made towards Cape Independence during 2020
December 31, 2020
Kan die Wes-Kaap onafhanklik word?  
LEGAL OPINION (Afrikaans): Dr Fatima Saayman responds to an article by retired Professor Pieter Labuschagne where he claimed Cape Independence simply wasn't possible
December 30, 2020
The Undemocratic Alliance?
PRESS ARTICLE: Should the DA be renamed the Undemocratic Alliance?
December 28, 2020
Cape Nation Rising - Photos
Broad civic and political coalition steps out of the shadows
December 8, 2020
“No Old Flags, No New Flags” –  A Cape Nation Rising?
A first-hand account from the Cloesteville march. Lessons from history.
December 7, 2020
Cloetesville March for Cape Independence
Saturday 5 December 2020 - Stellenbosch
November 23, 2020
Pig Wrestling and the DA
PRESS ARTICLE: Analysis of a chilling interview with City of Cape Town mayoral committee member JP Smith and the significant implications for our future
November 12, 2020
Failure of South Africa's 'Transformation' Agenda
PRESS ARTICLE: Glen Snyman - a 'coloured' citizen charged with fraud for describing himself as African - highlights the destructive insanity of SA's 'transformation' agenda.
November 3, 2020
Will Federalism Resolve the DA’s Political Impotence in the Western Cape?
PRESS ARTICLE: Federalism, the DA, and their election promises
November 3, 2020
Fundraising for 2020
Fundraising and our 1st Public March
November 2, 2020
Support for Cape Independence Greater than Expected
PRESS ARTICLE: Detailed analysis of the Victory Research opinion poll on Cape independence
September 27, 2020
How To Support Cape Independence
A Guide to Supporting the Cape Independence Movement
January 11, 2022
The Cape Independence Flag
The 'Cape Independence' flag and why we chose it
August 25, 2021
Cape Independence Polling Results for 2020
Cape Independence Advocacy Group Poll - August 2020
August 17, 2021

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