Abahlali Bemzansi Organisation
Abantu Democratic Revolution
Academic Congress Union
Active Movement for Change
Active United Front
Africa Muslim Party
The African Muslim Party was formed on 29 February 1994. It was formed on the basis of the Quran and Sunna to protect Islamic values.
African Christian Alliance-Afrikaner Christen Alliansie
African Christian Democratic Party
The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) was formed in December 1993 with the aim of representing South African Christians in parliament.
African Freedom Salvation
The African Freedom Salvation party is one of the new parties to enter the political sphere. The Limpopo-based party was formed on the 3rd March 2016, just five months shy of the local government elections.
African Independent Congress
The African Independent Congress (AIC) is a regional party founded by the people of Matatiele and surrounding rural communities.
African Liberation Party
African Mandate Congress
African Mantungwa Community
African National Congress
The African National Congress has been South Africa's governing party, supported by its tripartite alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the South African National Civics Organisation (Sanco), since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994.
African Peace Party
African People's Convention
African People's Socialist Party
African Power Movement
The African Power Movement was formed on the 25th July 2014.
Agang South Africa
Respected academic and struggle veteran Dr Mamphela Ramphele announced her intentions to form her own "political party platform" in February 2013. Agang SA was formally launched as a political party on June 22, in Pretoria.
Agency for New Agenda
Agenda to Citizenry Governors
The Al Jama-ah was formed in 2007. Party leader, Ganief Hendricks said the party was started so that “instead of finger pointing, Muslims could play a sincere and positive role, contributing to the transformation of post-Apartheid South Africa, for the benefit of all South Africans.”
Al Shura Party
All Unemployment Labour Alliance
Alliance for Democratic Freedom
Alliance of Democratic Congress
Allied Movement for Change
Alternative African Allegiance
Answer for Community
Are Ageng Afrika
Asisikimeni Community Development and Advice Movement
Azanian Alliance Congress
The Azania Alliance Congress was formed on the 7th December 2015. The main objectives of the party are to “promote social justice, equal opportunities, just division of wealth and equitable distribution of land”.
Azanian People's Organisation
Azapo was formed on the 28th April 1978. The party preaches the philosophy of black emancipation and black consciousness which is a philosophy popularised by the late Steve Biko who was killed in police cells in 1977.
Badira Mmogo Freedom Party
Bolsheviks Party of South Africa
Botho Community Movement
Botshabelo Unemployed Movement
Building A Cohesive Society
Bushbuckridge Residents Association
The Bushbuckridge Residents Association was formed in September 2010 by the local after a number of service delivery concerns.
Cape Muslim Congress
The Cape Muslim Congress was formed in 2006 with its main focus being the political, economic, social and cultural progress of the Cape Muslims.
Cape Party/ Kaapse Party
Christian Democratic Party
The Christian Democratic Party was formed on the 9th September 1999.
Christian United Movement S.a (the Right Choice)
The Christian United Movement SA was formed in April 2016.
Civic Alliance of South Africa
Civic Warriors of Maruleng
Community and Workers Alliance
The Community and Workers Alliance was formed on the 20th February 2016.
Congress of The People
The party was formed by former African National Congress (ANC) and Congress of the People (Cope) strongman, Mluleki George. George claimed to have left Cope "because of corruption, tribalism and the politics of exclusion".
D'almedia Civic Association
The Democratic Alliance is South Africa's official opposition party. Formerly known as the Democratic Party (DP), espouses liberal democracy and free market principles. The Democratic Alliance is the result of many parties and movements coming together over the years and coalescing around the vision of an open opportunity society for all South Africans. In 2007 Helen Zille became the head of the party and now is the premier of the Western Cape. Its leader in parliament is Lindiwe Mazibuko, who leads a parliamentary caucus of 77 members.
Democratic Association of Witzenberg Independence
Democratic Community Movement
Democratic Independent Party
Democratic Liberal Congress
The Democratic Liberal Congress was formed on May 2016.
Democratic New Civic Association
Dikwankwetla Party of South Africa
The Dikwankwetla Party of South Africa was formed in 1974, when at the time, the party served as the government of the former QwaQwa homeland. The idea of behind the creation of the party is said to have germinated with Dr TK Mopeli, a former inspector of schools in the Free State area. In 1997, Dr Mopeli retired from active politics, subsequently thrusting the party's youth leader Moeketsi Lebesa to the position of party president.The Dikwankwetla Party of South Africa was formed in 1974, when at the time, the party served as the government of the former QwaQwa homeland. The idea of behind the creation of the party is said to have germinated with Dr TK Mopeli, a former inspector of schools in the Free State area. In 1997, Dr Mopeli retired from active politics, subsequently thrusting the party's youth leader Moeketsi Lebesa to the position of party president.
Economic Freedom Fighters
Former African National Congress (ANC) Youth League president Julius Malema launched his "protest" movement, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Constitutional Hill on July 11, 2013. At the time of its much-taunted launch, Malema said the EFF was different compared to other breakaway political parties (from the ANC) as it had "a different plan".
Economic Growth Organisation
Ekurhuleni Community Movement
Federation of Democrats
Forum 4 Service Delivery
Gamagara Community Forum
George Independent Ratepayers Forum
Hantam Ontwikkelings Forum
His Lordship to Save and Lead Party
Ikusasa Lesizwe Independent Movement
Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa
The Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (Icosa ) was formed in Virginia, Free State in 1999. It was founded by former African National Congress (ANC) Karoo District Municipality manager, Truman Prince. This after he was expelled from the
Independent People's Party
Independent Ratepayers Association of SA
The Independent Ratepayers Association of SA was formed in Gauteng in 2005 with the intention of bringing back independent councillors.
Independent Sport Party
Ingubo Yeskhethu Party
Inkatha Freedom Party
The Inkatha Freedom Party began as the Inkatha National Cultural Liberation Movement and was transformed into a political party in July 1990, championing federalism as the best political option for South Africa.
International Revelation Congress
This organisation is aware of all challenges faced by South Africans and is working on strategies to deliver better quality leadership and services to all citizens, and work together with South African citizens to a better South Africa.
Isithunzi Som-Afrika Econo Fighters
Kaap Agulhas Civic Organisasie
Karoo Democratic Force
Karoo Gemeenskap Party
Karoo Ontwikkelings Party
Kgatelopele Community Forum
Khai-Ma Onafhanklike Kandidate Koalisie
Khoisan Kingdom and All People
The Khoisan Revolution was founded in January 2016. The party will focus on the development of the Khoisan people, which includes the San and the Griekwas.
Kingdom Governance Movement
The Kingdom Governance Movement was formed by former ANC minister in the Eastern Cape, Mkhangeli Matomela, in August 2013. The Kingdom Governance Movement (KGM) is inspired by the Holy Spirit to mobilize the people of South Africa to be directly involved in Prophetic Kingdom Politics to transform the current situation in South Africa where the New Age Movement has succeeded to consume the country into its web of secular humanist religio-politics.
Knysna Unity Congress
Koukamma Independent Party
Land Claims Fighters
Langerberg Independent Party
Lebaleng Communist Party
Lebowakgomo Civic Organization
Leihlo La Setjhaba Rainbow
Lepelle-Nkumpi Development Party
Limpopo Residents Association
Local People's Party
Malamulele Community Association
Maletswai Civic Association
Maruleng Community Forum
Merafong Civic Association
The Merafong Civic Association was formed on the 17th April 2010 with a mission to protect people’s civic rights by fighting the injustices of the system through the Human Rights Commission.
Metsimaholo Community Association
Minorities of South Africa
The Minorities of SA was formed on 17 February 2016. The party says it was formed because of the "change in circumstances where the experiment of democracy is fast failing all of its citizens".
The Minority front was formed on the 1st November 1993. The party is ethnically based and concentrates solely on the Indian vote. Most of its support is found in KwaZulu-Natal, which has the largest Indian population in the country.
Mogalakwena Residents Association
Movemeant of God
Movement Democratic Party
Mthatha Ratepayers and Residents Association
Musina Mutale Unified Front
Nasionaal Demokratiese Party/National Democratic Party
National Democratic Convention
National Freedom Party
National Independent Party
National Party South Africa
The National Party was formed on the 2nd July 1915. The party later regrouped and relaunched on the 23rd November 2008. The New National Party (NNP), formerly the Nationalist Party, had ruled South Africa for 40 years during the apartheid era.
National Peoples Ambassadors
The National People’s Ambassador’s Party was formed in June 2015.
National People's Party
Nationalist Coloured Party of South Africa
New Generation Party
Operation Khanyisa Movement
Palmridge Community Forum
Pan African Socialist Movement of Azania
Pan Africanist Congress of Azania
The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) was formed in 1959 as a breakaway from the African National Congress. Influenced by the Africanist ideals of Kwame Nkrumah, the PAC promotes the return of the land to the indigenous people.
Pan Africanist Movement
The Pan Africanist Movement (Pam) - a breakaway group from the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) - was launched in Bloemfontein on 16 November 2008 by its president, Thami ka Plaaitjie. It only won its right to register on 13 February 2009 following a lengthy battle. The PAC objected to the use of the name PAM because of the associations with its own tradition and heritage.The Pan Africanist Movement (Pam) - a breakaway group from the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) - was launched in Bloemfontein on 16 November 2008 by its president, Thami ka Plaaitjie. It only won its right to register on 13 February 2009 following a lengthy battle. The PAC objected to the use of the name PAM because of the associations with its own tradition and heritage.
The Patriotic Alliance was founded on November 2013 in Paarl, Western Cape.
Patriotic Association of South Africa
People’s Alliance was founded by Victor Jacobs and colleagues in Johannesburg in 2007. Samuel H Kennedy is currently the president of the party. People’s Alliance believes they are the ‘Voice Of Reason’ for South Africa given the subtle racial complexities and prejudices South Africans have against one another. They believe their role is to be champions and protagonists for the cause of: Nation Building; National Reconciliation & National Unity across all sectors of our society. The People’s Alliance will be participating for the first time in this year’s elections.People’s Alliance was founded by Victor Jacobs and colleagues in Johannesburg in 2007. Samuel H Kennedy is currently the president of the party. People’s Alliance believes they are the ‘Voice Of Reason’ for South Africa given the subtle racial complexities and prejudices South Africans have against one another. They believe their role is to be champions and protagonists for the cause of: Nation Building; National Reconciliation & National Unity across all sectors of our society. The People’s Alliance will be participating for the first time in this year’s elections.
People's Civic Organisation
People's Democratic Movement
People's Revolutionary Movement
Plaaslike Besorgde Inwoners
Prem Peoples Agenda
Pro-Death Penalty Party
Randfontein Peoples Party
Residence Association of South Africa
Royal Loyal Progress
Sakhisizwe Progressive Movement
Saldanha Bay Residents Alliance
Save Tsantsabane Coalition
Service Delivery Organisation
Service for All
Service to Our People's Party
Sindawonye Progressive Party
SINDAWONYE PROGRESSIVE PARTY – SPP Status: Registered Level: Mpumalanga
Singukukhanya Kwezwe Christian Party
Sizwe Ummah Nation
Socialist Agenda of Dispossessed Africans
Socialist Civic Movement
Socialist Green Coalition
Socialist Radical Change
South Africa Civics
South Africa People's Party
South African Christian Movement
South African Maintanance and Estate Beneficiaries Associati
SOUTH AFRICAN MAINTANANCE AND ESTATE BENEFICIARIES ASSOCIATI – SAMEBA Status: Registered Level: Limpopo
South African People for Equality
South African Political Party
SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL PARTY – SAPP Status: Registered Level: North West
South African Progressive Civic Organisation
South African Religious Civic Organisation
South African Security Organisation
South African United Party
Sterkspruit Civic Association
Sterkspruit Development Forum
Strength of Humanity
Thabazimbi Residents Association
The Peoples Independent Civic Organisation
The Promise of Freedom
The Socialist Party of Azania
TRULY ALLIANCE – TA Status: Registered Level: KwaZulu-Natal
Tzaneen Freedom Party
Ubumbano Lwesizwe Sabangoni
UBUMBANO LWESIZWE SABANGONI – UBUMBANO Status: Registered Level: KwaZulu-Natal
SOUTH AFRICAN MAINTANANCE AND ESTATE BENEFICIARIES ASSOCIATI – SAMEBA Status: Registered Level: Limpopo
Umemployed Peoples Association
Unemployment Movement SA
UNEMPLOYMENT MOVEMENT SA – UMSA Status: Registered Level: Limpopo
United Christian Democratic Party
The United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) was formed by Lucas Mangope. Mangope was among the first homeland leaders to accept so-called independence for his scattered country for the Setswana-speaking people. The UCDP was the only party allowed to operate in the territories under his control. The UCDP is a quasi-religious party with a strong regional base: the North West province. The core of the UCDP’s support stemmed from disgruntled civil servants and the urban centres of North West and tribal chiefs and headmen from the rural areas.
The United Congress was formed on the 15th November 2013.
United Constructive Party
United Democratic Movement
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) was formed in 1997 by Bantu Holomisa, who was expelled from the ANC after accusing a top party official of corruption. Holomisa, a former military strongman in the former homeland of the Transkei, teamed up with Roelf Meyer, a former Nationalist Party Cabinet minister, to form a new party. Meyer later left politics to pursue other interests.
United Franschhoek Valley
United Front of Civics
United Front of The Eastern Cape
United People of South Africa
United Peoples Party
United Residents Front
Value Education Nationalism Democracy in Africa
The Freedom Front was formed in 1993 by General Constand Viljoen, the former chief of the SA Defence Force. As head of the Afrikaner Volksfront, Viljoen was instrumental in convincing conservative Afrikaners to participate in the new dispensation, through which, he argued, the issue of self determination should be taken up.
Western Cape Community
Working-Together Political Party
The party was formed on the 25th August 2010 with the motive to encourage the community and political parties to work together.
The Ximoko Party was formed in 1998.
Zulu Royal Property