List Of Political Parties For South African Elections (National And Provincial)

Ahead of South African Elections coming up on the 7th of May, 2014 during which the country will elect a new president, a new set of national assembly members and legislators for various provinces in South Africa, various political parties are gearing towards this day and many are hoping that they would produce candidates that would be privileged to win the coming elections and lead the citizens of this dear country in a new dispensation.

The South African Electoral Commission: a body that is charged with accrediting and monitoring political parties, organizing and conducting elections in South Africa have registered and accredited more than 150 political parties in South Africa however, some are only contesting at the provincial elections and not at the national level. In any way it is looked at, the fact remains that May 2014 Election will have a record breaking number of political parties hoping to get some degree of representation in the core affairs of this great nation.

See Also: How to Register and Vote in South African Elections]

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How South Africa Elects President

The president of South Africa is not elected during the general elections like in many other countries. It is the sole responsibility of the National Assembly to “chose” the president after the general election. Typically, the National Assembly is made up of 400 proportionally elected members. This is achieved through proportional representation using a closed list method. During general elections in South Africa, 200 members of the National Assembly are elected from various parties that are qualified to nominate candidates within the national party list while the remaining 200 are elected from the provincial party lists from each of the 9 South African provinces.

Political Parties for South African Elections 2014- National and Provincial

South African Political Parties for National Elections

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN INDEPENDENT CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AGANG SOUTH AFRICA
  • AL JAMA-AH
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • BUSHBUCKRIDGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • FIRST NATION LIBERATION ALLIANCE
  • FRONT NASIONAAL/FRONT NATIONAL
  • INDEPENDENT CIVIC ORGANISATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • KEEP IT STRAIGHT AND SIMPLE
  • KINGDOM GOVERNANCE MOVEMENT
  • MINORITY FRONT
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • PAN AFRICANIST MOVEMENT
  • PATRIOTIC ALLIANCE
  • PEOPLES ALLIANCE
  • UBUNTU PARTY
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED CONGRESS
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS
  • WORKERS AND SOCIALIST PARTY

South African Political Parties for Provincial Elections

Eastern Cape Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN INDEPENDENT CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AGANG SOUTH AFRICA
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • KINGDOM GOVERNANCE MOVEMENT
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • PATRIOTIC MOVEMEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED CONGRESS
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS

Gauteng Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AGANG SOUTH AFRICA
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • FRONT NASIONAAL/FRONT NATIONAL
  • INDEPENDENT CIVIC ORGANISATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • KINGDOM GOVERNANCE MOVEMENT
  • LEKGOTLA FOR DEMOCRACY ADVANCEMENT
  • MERAFONG CIVIC ASSOCIATION
  • MINORITY FRONT
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • PATRIOTIC ALLIANCE
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS
  • WORKERS AND SOCIALIST PARTY
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Limpopo Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AGANG SOUTH AFRICA
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • LEKGOTLA FOR DEMOCRACY ADVANCEMENT
  • MERAFONG CIVIC ASSOCIATION
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • SOUTH AFRICAN MAINTANANCE AND ESTATE BENEFICIARIES ASSOCIATI
  • UNEMPLOYMENT MOVEMENT SA
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS
  • WORKERS AND SOCIALIST PARTY
  • XIMOKO PARTY

North West Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AGANG SOUTH AFRICA
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL PARTY
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS
  • WORKERS AND SOCIALIST PARTY

Western Cape Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN INDEPENDENT CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL PARTY
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AGANG SOUTH AFRICA
  • AL JAMA-AH
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • FIRST NATION LIBERATION ALLIANCE
  • INDEPENDENT CIVIC ORGANISATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ORGANISATION
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • KINGDOM GOVERNANCE MOVEMENT
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • NATIONAL PARTY SOUTH AFRICA
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • PATRIOTIC ALLIANCE
  • PEOPLES ALLIANCE
  • SIBANYE CIVIC ASSOCIATION
  • SOUTH AFRICAN PROGRESSIVE CIVIC ORGANISATION
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS

Free State Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AGANG SOUTH AFRICA
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • INDEPENDENT CIVIC ORGANISATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • PATRIOTIC ALLIANCE
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS

KwaZulu-Natal Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • KINGDOM GOVERNANCE MOVEMENT
  • KWA-ZULU NATAL TRANSPORT ALLIANCE
  • MINORITY FRONT
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • TRULY ALLIANCE
  • UBUMBANO LWESIZWE SABANGONI
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS

Mpumalanga Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AGANG SOUTH AFRICA
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • BUSHBUCKRIDGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • SINDAWONYE PROGRESSIVE PARTY
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS
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Northern Cape Province

  • AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION
  • AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION
  • CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE
  • DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
  • ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS
  • FIRST NATION LIBERATION ALLIANCE
  • INDEPENDENT CIVIC ORGANISATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY
  • NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY
  • PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA
  • PATRIOTIC ALLIANCE
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
  • VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS 

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