Our First 4 Weeks as an Advocacy Group

BLOG POST: A quick status update after our first 4 weeks

It's been 4 weeks since our website and first social media campaign went live

Since then we have given 3 live stream interviews, released a video and had an article published in 2 newspapers.

In response, politicians from 3 different political parties have arrived at our door, with two in senior leadership positions.

Last week our 4 week old Facebook page had 20k interactions compared to the ANC's 60k, and our page likes grew by 40%. We now have over 600 Youtube subscribers and we've had 10k views of our first video.

We are grateful for the numerous offers from the community to help out, as well as our first few offers of funding. Thank you!

Our efforts are now focused on the next steps of our strategy. These include growing our supporter base, so please let people know about us and invite them to like our Facebook page, and increasing the visibility of the independence movement. We will be launching a major awareness campaign shortly.

Our primary purpose as an organisation is political lobbying and we reached another major milestone this week. Key to our political strategy is drawing the Democratic Alliance into a discussion around independence, and interim DA leader John Steenhuisen was drawn into commenting this week. We will be publicly responding to John in the next few days.

If you want to help there are many ways in which you can get involved. We are actively looking for people who can assist with fundraising, for people who can connect us to high profile or very influential people who support secession, and for people who would like to write letter and news articles on independence which they would then submit to the media. If you are willing and able to assist with any of these then please contact us.

Thank you all for your contributions so far. Together we can create a better life for ALL in an independent Cape.

About CIAG: We are a non-profit organisation committed to democratically, lawfully and peacefully obtaining independence for the collective peoples of the Western Cape. Support our work: please spread the word, register for our newsletter and donate.