Ahead of the 8 May National Elections you would do well to acquaint yourself with the Political Parties registered on the National level for the elections. Today we introduce you to: Afrikan Alliance Of Social Democrats The AASD (Afrikan Alliance Of Social Democrats) is led by the former ANC mayor of Mangaung, Pappie Mokoena, who was acquitted of theft and money-laundering charges in 2011. Although little information is available about the AASD, more is known about Mokoena, who with his brother reportedly heads Bloemfontein Correctional Contracts, the private entity which runs Mangaung prison - a facility described recently as "marred by irregularities and allegations of abuse and torture". Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afrikanallianceofsocialdemocrats/ Manifesto: https://afrikanallianceofsocialdemocrats.org/manifesto.php About AASD (Afrikan Alliance Of Social Democrats): AASD is a modern Pan Afrikan Social democratic party that subscribes to the notion of a fair and just political order based on Effective Citizen Participatory Democracy. AASD subscribes to accountable, ethical and competent leadership based on peoples will. AASD believes in the supremacy of the South Africa Constitution as well as the rule of law and subscribes to universal human rights and humane society. AASD's Vision To be a modern Pan Afrikan political Party that will build a united and prosperous country based on fairness, justice and equity. To pursue and eclectic pragmatic social democratic agenda that will leverage technological advancement including the Fourth Industrial Revolution in leapfrogging South Africa out of a low economic growth, poverty, inequality and unemployment into a prosperous high inclusive economic growth country based on socio-economic justice, fairness and equity. Effective Citizen Participatory Democracy is the bedrock of determination of the peoples will and mandate. Mangaung Forum(MF) was formed in 2006 as a response to undemocratic practices in certain political organisations. Some of these organisations had internal processes that were supposed to facilitate democratic engagement and decision making by the general membership. However, these internal processes were manipulated and undermined with intent to ensure certain outcomes in elections or nomination for people to represent organisations in government. Based … [Read more...]
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