South Africa: Parties formed after 2004

Updated March 2009

Parties are ordered by date of founding and alphabetically.

Party Leaders Founding
Congress of the People (COPE) Mosiuoa Lekota 16 December 2008
Black Consciousness Party (BCP) Dr Nchaupe Aubrey Mokoape 13 September 2008
Federal Alliance (FA) Dr Louis Luyt September 1998 (refounded September 2005)
Federation of Democrats (FD) Louis Green Sep 2005
National Democratic Convention (NADECO) Ziba Jiyane Sep 2005
United Independent Front (UIF) Mzwandile Manjiya
Ike Kekana (acting)
Malizole Diko (founder, d 28 July 2006)
Sep 2005
First Community Party of South Africa (FCP) Jacques Nico Ernest David Klazen (defected to ID Sep 2007) Oct 2005
African Christian Alliance
AKA Afrikaner Christen Alliansie
Petrus Johannes van der Westhuizen Nov 2005
Alliance of Free Democrats Prof Themba Sono
Brian Power
2005
Christen Party/Christian Party (CP) Louis Johannes Botha Marneweck Sep 2005
Ubumbano Lwesizwe Independent Residence Association (ULIRA) Sibani Robert Mdletshe 2005
Umhlaba Uhlangene People's United Nations (UUPUN) Elizabeth Motleleng 2005
Value, Education, Nationalism, Democracy in Africa (VENDA) DA Mathivha 2005
World Solidarity Movement (WSM) Bernardo van Heerden-Baez 2005
South African Business Party (SABP) Claire Last 15 Mar 2006
African Independent Congress Mandla Galo Dec 2005
Al Jama-ah Mogamad Ganief Ebrahim Hendricks Apr 2007
African People's Convention Themba Godi Sep 2007
National Alliance Stanley Simmons Sep 2007
New Vision Party Ike Kekana Sep 2007
SA Democratic Congress (SADECO) Ziba Jiyane Dec 2007
Women Forward Nana Ngobese-Nxumalo March 2008
Pan Africanist Movement Thami ka Plaatjie 7 Nov 2008
A Party Anthony Penderis Dec 2008
National Party of SA Juan-Duval Uys 2008
Cape Party Alexandra Lebi 2008
Movement Democratic Party Pastor Ntsudzuluseni Ramukanda (secr gen) 2009
Hlanganani Sakhe Isizwe Gilbert Dlamini
Vukuzenzele Saamwerk Party Petrus Masufane Skosana (Pres), Ben du Koker (secr gen)

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