Community Members

There will be two types of community members: The Community Leaders and Community Members (All Community Leaders will also be community Members, but not all Community Members will be Community Leaders)

Community Leaders

  • Community Leaders will be the leaders of the community, they must be willing to live as examples to all the members of the community and place the needs of the community above their own
  • The primary concern of Community Leaders must be the well being and effectiveness of the entire community.
  • Community Leaders must be committed to upholding the Community Principles at all times in their personal and community lives.
  • Community leaders will not necessarily be skilled in any area, though some certainly will be.
  • It will be preferable that majority of the community leaders are made up from South African citizens, though considering the diversification of the world this will not be strictly enforced.
  • Community leaders will need to be skilled communicators and will need to remain objective in all matters.
  • The leaders will practice self regulation amongst themselves, though an external overseer organisation will evaluate the leaders annually.
  • The community leaders will not have any form of power greater than any other community member - their roles will be simply as guides, observers and organisers. These roles can be likened to the roles that elders have in tightknit communities.

Community members

  • People will be interviewed from all over South Africa.
  • The only criteria they must fulfill is the desire to be part of the project
  • The sourcing of members must be an empowering and objective process - language cannot be allowed to be a barrier in sharing the details of the project so it is vital that skilled communicators be the interviewers. Any member signing up must have a complete understanding of the nature of the project and what would be expected of them.
  • Families will be welcome, so long as both guardians understand and accept the nature of the project and desire to be part of it.
  • The project will need to consist of a diverse membership in order to effectively reflect the current nature of society as well as to test whether the proposed solutions will be effective for any person from any background.
  • The selection process will be strict in terms of requiring that applicants be willing to commit absolutely to the principles of the community - as once in the community they will be expected to honour that commitment (obviously within the consideration that there will be an adjustment period where everyone will make mistakes).
  • Upon arrival, there will be certain training requirements for every member:
    • Vocabulary assessment - in order to determine whether a member requires any educational support
    • Parenting training
    • Basic animal education (each member will be expected to at the very least be familiar with the various animal natures they will come into contact with so as to prevent any abuse stemming from ignorance)
    • Basic vegetable gardening training
    • Community guidelines training (learning how all the different systems and structures function including voting, food production, electricity production, how the community principles are practically lived, etc
    • After completing all of the above, the new member will be given a number of careers to choose from, based on the current requirements of the community
  • Each member will have free choice in choosing their career (based on the requirements of the community) and will be able to choose a different career. Members will be encouraged to objectively assess themselves to determine where their natural skills are.