The EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) is a radical and militant economic emancipation movement that brings together revolutionary, fearless, radical, and militant activists, workers’ movements, non-governmental organisations, community-based organizations and lobby groups under the umbrella of pursuing the struggle for economic emancipation.
Julius Malema is the founder and president of the EFF, the party was formed in 2013 and it is currently the third largest party in both houses of the South African Parliament.
The EFF Pillars For Economic Emancipation
- Expropriation of South Africa’s land without compensation for equal redistribution in use.
- Nationalisation of mines, banks, and other strategic sectors of the economy, without compensation.
- Building stage and government capacity, which will lead to the abolishment of tenders.
- Free quality education, healthcare, houses, and sanitation.
- Massive protected industrial development to create millions of sustainable jobs, including the introduction of minimum wages in order to close the wage gap and promote rapid career paths for Africans in the workplace.
- Massive development of the African economy and advocating for a move from reconciliation to justice in the entire continent.
- Open, accountable, corrupt-free government and society without fear of victimisation by state agencies.
The EFF Aims And Objectives
- To establish and sustain a society that cherishes revolutionary cultural values and to create conditions for total political and economic emancipation, prosperity and equitable distribution of wealth of the nation.
- To aim and defend the National Integrity and Liberation of the oppressed black majority of South Africa.
- To participate in the worldwide struggle for the complete eradication of imperialism, colonialism, racism and all other forms of discrimination.
- To participate in, support and promote all struggles of the attainment of the complete independence and unity of African states and by extension, the African continent.
- To oppose oppression of women and the oppression of all other gendered persons.
- To oppose patriarchy, sexism, and homophobia and any cultural or religious practices that promotes the oppression of anyone, women in particular.