South Africa: Parties that participated in the 2014 elections


Parties with seats in 2014 National Assembly

Parties are ordered by the number of votes obtained.

Party Leader Founding
African National Congress (ANC)
Former: South African Native National Congress
Jacob Zuma
Thabo Mbeki
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (retired 1999), Oliver R Thambo (d 1993), Chief Albert Lutuli (d 1967), Dr JS Moroka, Dr Xuma, JT Gumede, John L Dube (d 1946)
8 January 1912
Democratic Alliance (DA)
Formerly: Democratic Party, Progressive Federal Party, Progressive Reform Party, Progressive Party.
Helen Zille
Anthony (Tony) James Leon
Zach de Beer, Dr Fredrick van Zyl Slabbert, Colin Eglin, Jan Steytler
13 November 1959
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema 10 Jul 2013
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)
Formerly: Inkatha National Cultural Liberation Movement
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi 21 March 1975
National Freedom Party (NFP) Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi 25 Jan 2011
United Democratic Movement (UDM) General Bantu Holomisa September 1997
Vryheidsfront Plus
AKA Freedom Front Plus, Alliance 2000+
Previously: Freedom Front, Afrikaner Volksfront
Dr Pieter Willem Mulder
General Constand L Viljoen
October 1993
Congress of the People (COPE) Mosiuoa Lekota 16 December 2008
African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) Kenneth Rasalabe Joseph Meshoe December 1993
African Independent Congress (AIC) Mandla Galo 12 Dec 2005
Agang SA Mike Tshishonga
Dr Mamphela Ramphele
22 Jun 2013
Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) Letlapa Mphahlele
Motsoko Pheko
Dr Mmutlanyane S Mogoba, Zephania Lekoane Mothopeng (d 1990), David Maphgumzana Sibeko (d 1979), Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe (d 1977)
6 April 1959
African People's Convention Themba Godi Sep 2007

Parties without seats in 2014 National Assembly

The parties below contested the 2014 National Asembly elections but failed to win any seats. Parties are ordered by the number of votes obtained.

Party Leader Founding
Al Jama-ah Mogamad Ganief Ebrahim Hendricks Apr 2007
Minority Front (MF) Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi
Amichand Rajbansi
June 1993
United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) Chief Lucas Manyane Mangope 1986
Azanian People's Organization (AZAPO)
Forerunner: Black People's Convention
Mosiblidi Mangena 28 April 1978
Bushbuckridge Residents Association (BRA) Delta Mokoena 2011
Independent Civic Organisation of SA (ICOSA) J Donson 1999
Patriotic Alliance (PA) Thapelo Kenny Kunene Nov 2013
Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) Weizmann Hamilton 18 Dec 2012
Ubuntu Party Michael Tellinger Sep 2012
Kingdom Governance Movement (KGM) Mkhangeli Matomela Aug 2013
Front Nasionaal(FN) Hannes Engelbrecht 2013
Keep It Straight and Simple Party (KISS) Claire C Emary February 1994
Pan Africanist Movement (PAM) 3 815 0.02
First Nation Liberation Alliance (FINLA) Rev Larry Varrie 3 Jan 2010
United Congress (UNICO) Mluleki George Dec 2013
People's Alliance (PAL) Samuel H Kennedy
Victor Jacobs
2007