Cape Party grows out of Facebook

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Commuters to the Cape Town CBD this week were greeted by a phalanx of posters lining main routes in and around the city announcing that the Cape Party was contesting the local elections.

Slipping in ahead of other parties, all of which are bound to soon be vying for all the streetpoles in the city to claim their advertising space, the Cape Party’s poster campaign exhorts voters to “declare the Cape independent”.

Spokesperson Adrian Keyes said the party – which has registered with the IEC – had its roots in social media. “It started three years ago with a Facebook group that supported the idea of Cape independence. We had 900 members then. That formed the roots of the party as the idea of independence grew on the site and gained traction with people.”

The initial stage of its poster campaign has already born fruit. Keyes says the party is being inundated with sms’s and queries. “The poster campaign has worked. The interest is there. It was just the first phase of the rollout across the Cape. We plan on contesting Stellenbosch, Paarl and the West Coast,” Keyes said. “The posters have given us high visibility.”

He said because the party didn’t have a vast budget, social media was key to its campaign. “Our Twitter feed is about to come to life, and we have a strong Facebook presence. From this, we’ve learnt that our core group is 18 to 35, middle class and gatvol.”

  • Jannie Pieterse

    I’m definitely going to vote for them. I’m sick of 75 cents of every Rand made in the Cape, being sent by the National Government to other provinces for their mess.

    • Catch a Wake up you clowns

      @Jannie…I guess you must be one of the 3298 brainless clowns living in the Western Cape who wasted their votes on a bulldust bunch called the Cape Party. Thankfully there were over a million people who used their vote wisely and voted DA!!

  • Andre

    Hear hear! Go for it Cape Party!

    • Catch a Wake up you clowns

      The Cape Party comes so short in the 2011 elections as it only got 3298 votes in the entire Western Cape!!! The official facebook page of the Cape Party has only 850 members odd!! This half baked tin pot idea has no followers other than a few thousand clowns who want to turn the Western Cape into a bastion of white and coloured supremecy. It has no agenda other than to keep out black people and anybody who votes for such a bulldust notion is either living in cuckoo land or is just downright racist!!

      • Lourens

        You are probably either not from the Cape or a recent immigrant so you do not have the right to call us clowns. You have not achieved anything, other than making us more determined to work hard to achieve our goals and showing yourself as a coward not to reveal your name. If I were you and you find yourself in the Cape go back to Azania which is the name the ANC want to call the place you come from. Good luck to you and remember sarcasm is the lowest form of wit !!!! Lourens.

      • Lourens

        You are probably either not from the Cape or a recent immigrant so you do not have the right to call us clowns. You have not achieved anything, other than making us more determined to work hard to achieve our goals and showing yourself as a coward not to reveal your name. If I were you and you find yourself in the Cape go back to Azania which is the name the ANC want to call the place you come from. Good luck to you and remember sarcasm is the lowest form of wit !!!! Lourens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=907165472 Jannie Kirsten

    Hoor hoor!

    • Catch a Wake up you clowns

      Your wife is a hoor…a bif gat ugly hoor!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1066457165 Michiel Van Zyl

    It’s always good to see that there are still some poeple who campaign to bring about change. As a nation and more so a province we had to content with the the same mundane party politics which rose from Apartheid’s ashes only to be left wanting. While the power stuggle continues in Pretoria and the heavyweights draw swords it is the man on the street who feels the full impact of our current descition makers. It’s up to our leaders to ensure prosperity for all and not just a select few. Having said that, when the idea came to life that we could claim and function within our own governed state, excitement filled the air and support for the cause was rallied quick. It remains to be seen if those who jumped on the bandwagon will cast their vote in favour of change or will they submit to the pressures of the past and vote to keep this old and rudundant governance in play?? Neither the ANC not the DA have had any significance during their reign and I personally think that it’s time for a change, a BIG change!

    • Lourens

      Lets keep up the pressure and tell our story to as many people we meet and give the reasons why it will be a better place for all who live in the Cape if it becomes independant and not just for a certain segment of the population as we see in the Azania we live in now under the ANC and the DA here in the CAPE. Lets vote Cape Party and bring the rainbow nation which most voted for in 1994 to power and lets get our independance first then we keep our taxes for a start here, and remember charity starts at home, then if we have money to spare we can help our neigbours in a way that they to will see results. Lourens

    • Catch a Wake up you clowns

      Yo toffee…i think its time for you to that fly ridden hole that sits on your face and which can be mistaken for your bunghole…no sane minded person is going to vote for such a pathetic idea as the Cape Party…so catch a wake up and get a job, loser!!

  • chris

    Hier is baie vaalies wat deesdae Kaap toe trek. Ek is seker julle sal baie steun in Gauteng kry. Ek gaan aansluit by Kaap party. Dis die beste oplossing vir my gesin. Ons skuif oor 6 jr julle kant toe.
    Voorspoed Kaap party

    • Catch a Wake up you clowns

      Hey Chris, you freakazoid…the Cape Party got 3298 votes in the 2011 elections!!! They are a spent force so dont waste your vote on stupid half baked ideas like the Cape Party!!

  • Lourens

    I see that three of our Facebook wedsites are off line and this is not good as so many people want to read about the Cape Independance movement/Party. Can someone see if they can sort this out with Google. This idea will not be stopped and is growing by the day. Lets start flying the independance flag in our gardens and make more people aware of the Cape getting its independance. The Union of 1910 is illegal. Not contested in a referendum !!! The British took our independance away and eventually gave it to the NP. They in turn gave it to the ANC and on the ANC’s back comes this liberal lying, deceiving bunch of people calling themselves our helpers when in fact they agreed to give lots of our tax money away. They have coined the slogan that the Cape is for everyone with the result we are now receiving between 8000 and 10000 thousand foreighners in the Cape every month. Just be truthful what will the Cape look like in another 5 to 10 years from now. Already our transport is in a mess, hospitals, police, schools, roads, sewage, generations who will have to live in a Cape destroyed by these DA liberals who like to give away our housing, land, money, goods, and what about our fynbos which is been destroyed, burnt with no regard for our future who come from over the Orange river and deceive many of the people who the Cape belongs to with their lies of we will help you when in fact they are destroying our 400 years of Cape, Dutch, East, indian culture slowly and changing some of our road names and other areas trying to Africanise the Cape. So let wake up if he lives in the Cape WAKE UP YOU ARE FAST ASLEEP !!!!!    

  • Lourens

    They do not even want to select our stormers rugby players and now that the truth has been revealed they make Jean de Villiers captain thinking that will please us. Well it will not. How is it that our second stormers team can beat their first team and most of the bulls players are in the springbok team. Now we call them the blou springbokke. If we can become independent we can have our own national team and show the world rugby that we will be a force to be reckoned with. VIVA FREEDOM, VIVA INDEPENDENCE.

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