“We [seek] the creation of a new sovereign state, which no longer forms a part of the Republic of South Africa,” Phil Craig tells The Africa Report.
He is the co-founder of the Cape Independence movement that wants the envisaged future country to be named ‘Cape of Good Hope’.
Craig claims that a 2021 informal and non-binding poll showed that 46.2% of the Cape’s residents support independence and 58.0% favour a referendum on secession.
At the heart of the secessionists’ grievances are the feeling that South Africa is falling apart as a country and that the Cape province must not be dragged along with it.
“South Africa is intent on self-destruction,” Craig says, referencing a lack of energy security, staggering levels of corruption, the world’s highest youth unemployment rate and spiralling crime.
There are calls for the Western Cape province to become an independent state from South Africa. Cape Independence Advocacy Group is asking President Cyril Ramaphosa to consider a referendum for the province to break away from SA.— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) October 12, 2021
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The Cape Independence Party further accuses the South Africa Revenue Service of not
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