The Dagga Party logo has been officially registered with the Independent Electoral commission, and the Party is nationally registered as a political party for election processes in South Africa.
The Logo of the Dagga Party features a green Cannabis leaf with 7 leaflets superimposed upon a yellow sun which is surrounded by a blue border. The tips of the leaf touch upon a red ring that occupies the edge of the sun symbol.
The Logo offers a symbol of the future that can be considered by citizens and which can be made real by voting for the Dagga Party.
The yellow sun represents the primary source of energy that gave rise to Life on Earth, and which in the future, can again be the direct energy that drives our economy. The yellow colour represents positive energy, hope, and constancy.
The Cannabis leaf represents the Plant, Cannabis sativa, in particular, the indigenous Cannabis landraces which are part of our natural resource heritage. The stalk of the leaf represents the individual citizen whose efforts on behalf of the Party are essential for the liberation of the Dagga Culture and the representation of the Dagga Culture in structures of governance. The centre-point of the leaf represents the place of power, whether Parliament or the council of a Metro or of a village, towards which we shall come together to reclaim our future.
The Cannabis leaf also represents the Dagga Culture in South Africa, the very diverse and vibrant group of people from all backgrounds and economic situations who use and respect the Cannabis plant, and who also respect each other, despite being different from each other. Anyone who supports the legalisation of Cannabis can be a member of the Dagga Culture.
The leaf represents a green ‘hand’ which can catch the energy of the sun and allow us to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and create sustainable material wealth for all citizens, and also provide clean, carbon-neutral energy for our economy.
The Red Line
The Red Line represents the different people of South Africa, who all share the same colour of blood. The line appears to be different segments, each segment representing a different culture or group, however, they may be defined, but the ring exists as a whole and is thus representative of South Africa as a nation of many people in the unity of the whole circle.
The red line also represents the larger circle of Life, and also the blood of all living creatures whose rights and welfare must also be considered in a nation built on Justice and Ethics.
The points of the Cannabis leaf touch upon the red circle and these points of contact represent the Dagga users of each different culture or religious group, who shall come together to be the supporters of the Dagga Party.
The red line therefore also represents the circle of people who form any local Dagga Party Ward Grou
The Blue Border
The blue border represents the two ‘blues’ that surround our country: the sky blue of the atmosphere, and the blue of our oceans. These realms must be respected by our economy in that we must not pollute these areas, and we must correct any activities which might cause harm to these life supporting systems. The edge of the blue represents the maritime boundaries of our nation, which is the true extent of our responsibilities, and it also represents the whole sphere of the planet Earth, our home in space.
The colour blue also represents the Human spirit and our aspirations, with the view that, in terms of development of the human potential of citizens, “The sky is the limit”, and we must reach for our highest achievement in all sectors of Education, Arts, Research and creative Cultural Expression according to our personal goals, values and aspirations.
I hope that South African supporters for the idea of a more sustainable nation, and who support the legalisation of Dagga in South Africa, to be a resource for the PEOPLE, and for public benefit, will stand together at the ballots and that you might make your mark for the Dagga Party, both on the voting slip, and in the Dagga Party itself.
IQELA LENTSANGO: Dagga Party of South Africa
Cape Town, September 18 2015