Heart FM’s News team has compiled this list of all the parties contesting for seats in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature.

The policies articulated here are sometimes collated by our team of journalists – a link to each party’s online presence is provided so you can investigate their policies in more depth.

 

AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Since: 1993

Premier Candidate: Ferlon Christians

Policies:

  • To promote, uphold and defend Christian family values and strongly opposes the public provision of abortion facilities.
  • To keep society safe, aiming to institute strict firearm control legislation.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Elections Performance: 1.02%, 1 Seat

Online: https://www.acdp.org.za/

 

AFRICAN CONTENT MOVEMENT

Since: 2018

Premier Candidate: Tamara Jafta

Policies:

  • To promote an African agenda, focused on eliminating youth unemployment.
  • To represent public servants so their communities have a direct influence on the direction of government as a whole.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://acmovement.org.za

 

AFRICAN COVENANT

Since: 2018

Premier Candidate: Juanita Malherbe

Policies:

  • To establish a God-fearing government by building a united, respected, orderly and prosperous country.
  • To promote truth, love, selflessness, as well as service delivery with integrity and excellence.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://www.acoparty.co.za/

AFRICAN INDEPENDENT CONGRESS

Since: 2005

Premier Candidate: Ditlhare Ngubelanga

Policies:

  • To foster inclusive governance where ordinary citizens voices are considered in the political decision-making process.
  • To reduce unemployment by changing entry-level job requirements, and ensuring municipalities source services from local suppliers.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Elections Performance: 0.31%, 0 Seats.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/AIC-African-Independent-Congress-247217195359395/

 

AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

Since: 1912

Premier Candidate: Patronella Lekker – officially, the actual Premier will only be announced IF the party wins – “we are not running on personality, but issues”

Policies:

  • To continue working towards job creation and ending poverty.
  • To restore democratic institutions and get the country on the path of transformation, growth and development.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Elections Performance: 32.89%, 14 Seats. The official opposition in the Provincial Legislature.

Online: https://www.anc1912.org.za/

 

AFRICAN PEOPLE’S CONVENTION

Since: 2007

Premier Candidate: Zukisani Khota

Policies:

  • To promote Pan-Africanism, socialism as well as African nationalism.
  • To ensure all patriots take part in the country’s development on the path to continental unity.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Elections Performance: 0.06%, N0 Seat.

Online: http://www.theapc.org.za/

AFRICAN TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT

Since: 2018

Premier Candidate: Bishop Emmanuel  Niekerk

Policies:

  • To build a state governed by Divine-based values like ethics and integrity.
  • To promote moral regeneration so as to guarantee good governance and curb criminal activities by those in public office.

 

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://www.atmovement.org/

AL JAMA’ AH

Since: 2007

Premier Candidate: Ganief Hendricks

Policies:

  • To address the incorrect of the deployment of police to respond to crime and ensure business development and entrepreneurship.
  • To ensure Muslims play a sincere and positive role in the transformation opost-Apartheid South Africa, for the benefit of all its people.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Elections Performance: 0.32 %, No Seat

Online: https://www.aljama.co.za/

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

Since: 2017

Premier Candidate: Allan Pillay

Policies:

  • To reintroduce the death penalty to make the country safe.
  • To establish discipline at schools.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/All-things-are-possible-145565379564309/

 

ALLIANCE FOR TRANSFORMATION FOR ALL

Since: 2018

Premier Candidate: Zandisile Stali

Policies:

  • To establish government subsidies for taxi commuters, and reintroduce permanent taxi permits instead of renewable ones.
  • To improve road infrastructure in rural areas and townships.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Political-Party/Alliance-for-Transformation-for-all-ATA-347430669149743/

 

AZANIAN PEOPLE’S ORGANISATION

Since: 1978

Premier Candidate: Sipho Vanga

Policies:

  • To introduce a Basic Income Grant to assist unemployed young people.
  • To eliminate gender-based violence, and provide decent housing.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Elections Performance 0.04 %. No seat.

Online: http://azapo.org.za/

 

CAPE PARTY

Since: 2007

Premier Candidate: Jack Miller

Policies:

  • To proclaim the Western Cape as an independent state.
  • To change the system that elects representatives to parliament through political parties by proportional representation.

Track record:

2016 Municipal Elections Performance 0.01 %. No seat.

Online: https://www.capeparty.com

CONGRESS OF THE PEOPLE

Since: 2008

Premier candidate: Deidre Carter

Policies:

  • To create policy certainty, improving confidence in all stakeholders to create jobs.
  • To address the youth unemployment, and provide a quality healthcare system that is affordable.

Track record:

2016 Municipal Elections , 0.38 %, 4 seats.

Online: https://saconstitution.co.za/

 

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

Since: 2000

Premier Candidate: Alan Winde

Policies:

  • To make it easy for businesses to create jobs, and for residents to get those jobs.
  • To establish a modern, honest and professional police service in the Western Cape

Track record:

2014 Provincial Election: 59.38 %, 26 seats. Outright majority to form Provincial Government, elected Helen Zille as Premier.

Online: https://www.da.org.za/

DIENSLEWERINGSPARTY

Since: 2015

Premier Candidate: Dirk Jantjies

Policies:

  • To eradicate gang violence, drugs, and violence against women.
  • To provide proper and decent services for all.

Track record:

2016 Municipal elections: 1 seat Cape Agulhas Municipality

Online: https://www.facebook.com/dirkjantjies.diensleweringsparty

 

ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Since: 2013

Premier Candidate: Melikhaya Xego

Policies:

  • To restore land to the people by expropriation without compensation
  • To increase the minimum wage.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Election: 2.11 %, 1 seat

 

GOOD MOVEMENT

Since: 2018

Premier Candidate: Patricia de Lille

Policies:

  • Redistribution of land, but with expropriation as a last resort.
  • To ensure equal pay for men and women.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://www.forgood.org.za

INDEPENDENT CIVIC ORGANISATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

Since: 2006

Premier Candidate: Davie Kamfer

Policies:

  • Government departments in the province must employ people in line with Western Cape racial demographics.
  • Compulsory military or nursing training (3 years) for all matriculants who don’t go on to study further.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Election: 0.56 %, 0 seats

Online: https://icosa.org.za/

 

INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

Since: 2011

Premier Candidate: Kenny Blorie (IFP says he’s simply #1 on the Provincial list, they won’t “pretend” he’s a potential Premier in 2019)

Policies:

  • To provide the people of the Western Cape with social and economic justice by creating jobs and dignified housing.
  • To enable people to live their lives without fear of criminals

Track record:

2014 Provincial Election: 0,05 %, 0 seats

Online: http://www.ifp.org.za/

 

KAROO DEMOCRATIC FORCE

Since: 2016

Premier Candidate: Noel Constable

Policies:

  • To bring Government closer to the people, serving them according to the Batho Pele principles.
  • To bring back the dignity of those that feel outcast, and be the voice of the voiceless.

2016 Local Government Elections: 0.05% of the total provincial vote, but secured Beaufort West mayor’s office through a coalition.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/KAROO-Democratic-FORCE-269232723411269/

 

KHOISAN REVOLUTION PARTY

Since: 2016

Premier Candidate: Cornelius Petersen

Policies:

  • To secure the Khoisan people First Nation status, and include all indigenous languages in the school curriculum.
  • To build a stable society by bringing back the death penalty, corporal punishment in schools, and compulsory army service.

Track record:

2016 Local Government Elections: 5% in the Northern Cape Nama Khoi Municipality (Springbok) to become part of the ruling coalition.

 

LAND PARTY

Since: 2018

Premier Candidate: Loyiso Nkohla

Policies:

  • To fix the economy by applying the Chinese business model, so that employers and professionals return to our shores.
  • To dramatically alter the tax system by, amongst others, abolishing all taxes on capital, and our myriad of small and irritating taxes.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://www.landparty.org.za/

 

NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY

Since: 2011

Premier Candidate: Ahmed Shaik-Imam

Policies:

  • To eradicate corruption through empowerment and meaningful service delivery.
  • To provide quality housing to all the people of the Western Cape.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Election: 0.04%, 0 seats

Online: http://www.nfp.org.za/

 

NEW SOUTH AFRICA PARTY

Since: 2017

Premier candidate: Suzette Jansen

Policies:

  • To implement a monthly Sober Service Grant for all unemployed people sober from Gangsterism and drugs and not alcoholic.
  • To make salaries of municipal workers and employees at SEO’s managed by a central office and uniform across the country.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://www.newsaparty.co.za/

 

PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA

Since: 1959

Premier candidate: Anthony Daizana

Policies:

  • To allocate more land to the local communities and create new developments for settlements.
  • To introduce more and better social planning and development, as opposed to the current reactive settlement.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Election: 0.17%, 0 seats

Online: https://pac.org.za/

 

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Since: 2018

Premier Candidate: Yamani Selana

Policies:

  • To distribute land and wealth in a truly progressive democratic manner.
  • To promote collaboration which recognises the injustices of our past whilst recognising the need for progressive nation building.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://joinprosa.org.za

 

PLAASLIKE BESORGDE INWONERS

Since: 2011

Premier candidate: Virgill Gericke

Policies:

  • To address land and housing inequality – especially for backyard dwellers – by making everyone a title deed holder.
  • End unfair water tariffs, and stop the unequal allocation of water created by the selective installation of water meters.

Track record:

2016 Local Government Elections: 0.13 % of total votes in the province, secured 2 seats in the George Municipality

Online: https://www.pbionline.org/

 

SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARY WORKERS PARTY

Since: 2018

Premier candidate: Mandisi Vatu

Policies:

  • To stop mining houses from taking money offshore.
  • To raise company tax, and use the revenue to generate higher employment rates.

Track record:

This is their first time on the ballot.

Online: https://www.srwp.org.za

 

THE GREEN PARTY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Since: 1999

Premier candidate: Jason Sole

Policies:

  • To create a sustainable economy with permanent jobs based on agriculture and export.
  • To bring about free electricity for every citizen of the Western Cape, using pollution-free power generating systems.

Track record:

Hasn’t contested elections since 20o4 Provincial election: 0.21 %, 0 seats

Online: www.greenpartyofsouthafrica.com

 

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

Since: 1997

Premier candidate: Mputhumi Ntabeni

Policies:

  • To foster a disciplined and stable society in which entrepreneurial spirit and productive enterprise can develop and flourish.
  • To continue to eradicate corruption and exploitation, and deliver good, honest and responsive government.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Election: 0.48 %, 0 seats

Online: http://udm.org.za/

 

VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS

Since: 1994

Premier candidate: Petrus Marais

Policies:

  • To reduce the size of the huge, clumsy public service sector, and reduce civil servants’ pay to international norms.
  • To build wealth, not merely redistribute it, by ending race-based employment and empowerment.

Track record:

2014 Provincial Election: 0.55 %, 0 seats

Online: https://www.vfplus.org.za/