Non-European Unity Movement, The Ten Point Programme [1943]


The aim of the Non-European Unity Movement is the liquidation of the National Oppression of the Non-European in South Africa, that is, the removal of all the disabilities and restrictions based on grounds of race and colour, and the acquisition by the Non-European of all those rights which are at present enjoyed by the European population.

Unlike other forms of past society based on slavery and serfdom, Democracy is the rule of the people, by the people, for the people. But as long as a section of the people are enslaved, there can be no democracy, and without democracy there can be no justice. We Non-Europeans are demanding only those rights for which the Europeans were fighting more than 100 years ago.

These Democratic demands are contained in the following 10 Points-

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Source: Allison Drew, ed., South Africa's Radical Tradition: A Documentary History, vol. 1, Cape Town: University of Cape Town, Buchu and Mayibuye, 1996.
 
 
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