THE ACTIVE CITIZENS CHARTER
I recognize the injustice of the past, honour those who suffer for justice and freedom, respect those who build our country and believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it.
I have the freedom to be an active member of the political party of my choice; the party whose values and policies are closest to my own.
I rejoice in my own identity, as constructed by me. I respect the identities of South Africans different from me. This diversity of peoples and cultures is something that makes our country interesting and wonderful. The foundation for all these identities is our shared identity as South Africans.
I love and build my family. I respect my parents. I am an active, engaged parent to my children. I am a good neighbour and an active member of the community where I live.
Each day I use the resources I have – at home, at school, at college or in my workplace to do things that create more value for our society.
I use money responsibly. I take on no more debt than I can afford. I lend no more than others can afford to repay.
I love my country and honour its constitution. I do not pay bribes. I do not buy stolen goods or shelter criminals. I use our roads responsibly and am courteous and considerate to other road used including pedestrians.
ln signing this charter I commit, in addition to what I am doing now, to add 4 hours a month to a new activity: in education, crime-prevention, job-creation, environmental protection or some other form of active citizenship. I will do this together with other South Africans who live in my community and who have signed this charter and have joined this movement.