Often ordinary South Africans have felt helpless against the rampant corruption that was present in Jacob Zuma's government, and is still present in society in general. As South Africans we have all witnessed the social, political and economic events of the past few years unfold, with increasing concern for what the impact will be for us. We are all aware that change is desperately needed to correct the massive injustices and inequality that have become a norm in our society.
This is where civil society has stepped in – to stop state capture, to put an end to looting and the abuse of power, and to defend our democracy. Save South Africa is a campaign made up of organisations, civil society groups, South African citizens and supporters of the founding principles of our democracy, united in their determination to hold leaders accountable to the values of the Constitution and to ensure that our leaders act with integrity and respect.
Our Declaration and Founding Principles were released on the 2nd of November 2016. They are firmly grounded in our constitutional rights and in working towards the free and equal country so many so valiantly fought for.
At Save SA, we're fighting as hard as we can so we can build a South Africa we can all be proud of. We're not a political party – we're a campaign.
We've already got faith-based organisations, civil society groups, trade unions, professional organisations youth groups and women's organisations backing us –
We held a workshop for 150 activists in Pretoria on the 27th of April. Your funding allowed us to provide training booklets, stationery and transport for activists from Mamelodi, Soshanguve and other surrounding areas and build their understanding of active citizenry.
Save South Africa has held a variety of Mass gatherings, including the Real state of the Nation last year, the 7th of April 100 000 person march as well as many others. Your funding has been used to organise venues, pay for marketing material, cover mobilisation transport costs and provide shirts for those involved!
We mobilised our supporters during the Parliamentary Vote of No Confidence, where we marched alongside political parties to show Zuma that his time as President is coming to an end.