List of political parties in South Africa

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

The parties[edit]

Parties represented in Parliament[edit]

PartyAlso known asSeats in parliamentNotes
African Christian Democratic PartyACDP3
African National CongressANC264
African Peoples' ConventionAPC1
Azanian People's OrganisationAZAPO1
Congress of the PeopleCOPE30
Democratic AllianceDA67
Freedom Front +Vryheidsfront+, FF+4
Minority FrontMF1
Independent DemocratsID4as of 2012 in the process of merging with the Democratic Alliance
Inkatha Freedom PartyIFP18
Pan Africanist CongressPAC1
South African Communist PartySACPas part of the ANC-led "Tripartite Alliance" since 1994, the SACP has not contested elections in their own name
United Christian Democratic PartyUCDP2
United Democratic MovementUDM4

Parties unrepresented in Parliament[edit]

Defunct parties[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ African Christian Alliance
  2. ^ Afrikaner Volksparty
  3. ^ Alliance of Free Democrats
  4. ^ A-Party
  5. ^ The Cape Party
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Welcome to the Frontpage". Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  8. ^ God's People's Party
  9. ^
  10. ^ National Peoples Party
  11. ^ "New political party, the Republican Democrats to contest elections". Times LIVE. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^
  14. ^ Women Forward
  15. ^ "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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