List of political parties in South Africa

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This is a list of political parties in South Africa. South Africa is a democratic but one-party dominant state with the African National Congress in power.

The parties

Parties represented in Parliament

PartyAlso known asNational Assembly seats[1]
African Christian Democratic PartyACDP3
African Independent CongressAIC3
African National CongressANC249
African Peoples' ConventionAPC1
Agang South AfricaAgang2
Congress of the PeopleCOPE3
Democratic AllianceDA89
Economic Freedom FightersEFF25
Freedom Front PlusFF+4
Inkatha Freedom PartyIFP10
National Freedom PartyNFP6
Pan Africanist CongressPAC1
United Democratic MovementUDM4

Parties unrepresented in Parliament

Defunct parties

The following political parties are defunct.

See also


  1. "ANC wins 249 seats". News24. 10 May 2014. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  2. Westhuizen, Pieter van der. "ACA Party".
  3. Afrikaner Volksparty Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. Alliance of Free Democrats Archived 2009-01-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. A-Party Archived 2009-01-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. "BPSA". BPSA. Archived from the original on 9 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  7. "Cape Party – Free The Cape".
  8. "Welcome to the Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist) — Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)".
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  10. "Legal Notice No 37064". Government Gazette. 581 C. 29 November 2013.
  11. "{title}". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  12. "Libertarian Party of South Africa". Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  13. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
  14. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-03. Retrieved 2007-11-01. National Peoples Party
  15. "New political party, the Republican Democrats to contest elections". Times LIVE. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  16. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  17. "Five parties deregistered by IEC". Times LIVE. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. five parties – the Justice Party, the Real Congress, the United Democratic Civic Organisation, the Unemployed People's Party and the Christian Front – were deregistered
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