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

Party Also known as National Assembly seats[1]
African Christian Democratic Party ACDP 3
African Independent Congress AIC 3
African National Congress ANC 249
African Peoples' Convention APC 1
Agang South Africa Agang 2
Congress of the People COPE3
Democratic Alliance DA 89
Economic Freedom Fighters EFF 25
Freedom Front Plus FF+ 4
Inkatha Freedom Party IFP 10
National Freedom Party NFP 6
Pan Africanist Congress PAC 1
United Democratic Movement UDM 4

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 28 May 2014.
  2. African Christian Alliance
  3. Afrikaner Volksparty
  4. Alliance of Free Democrats
  5. A-Party
  6. "BPSA". BPSA. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  7. The Cape Party
  10. "Legal Notice No 37064". Government Gazette. 581 C. 29 November 2013.
  11. God's People's Party
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  14. National Peoples Party
  15. "New political party, the Republican Democrats to contest elections". Times LIVE. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  17. Women Forward
  18. "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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