What society do we want for ourselves, and for future generations? It is, in short, a just, prosperous and moral society, whose citizens engage with each other on the basis of ubuntu/botho.
A just society is one which is fair, which has successfully addressed the challenges of our past and, unfortunately, even the present – limited access to basic services, to sustainable jobs, to quality education, to adequate healthcare, and to security. A just society also results in freedom and equality for all before the law, irrespective of who you are and where you come from.
A prosperous society is one in which mass poverty has been eradicated and in which our people are able to pursue a better life. It is a society where everyone is able to develop to his or her fullest human potential. A prosperous society provides opportunity for all; it also generates high-quality services and contributes towards stability and unity.
A moral society is one governed by the timeless moral precepts of good, unlike the socio-political climate in South Africa today, which comes close to being characterised by fear, violence, crime, greed and corruption. We believe in a society based on strong family and strong community. There is a contrast between some amoral leaders and elites and the essential goodness of most South Africans – we believe everyone has a role to play in making South Africa a better place.
A society underpinned by the spirit of ubuntu/botho must necessarily promote justice and prosperity and morality for all. We believe such a society is a distinct possibility, and is not merely a dream. We believe our values of solidarity, freedom and unity, and our principles and policies, coupled with bold leadership and political courage, can achieve this vision.