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The African Content Movement (ACM) is a South African political party founded in December 2018 by former SABC acting Chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.[2][3]

African Content Movement
PresidentHlaudi Motsoeneng
Founded13 December 2018 (2018-12-13)[1]
Split fromAfrican National Congress
IdeologyAfrican socialism
Economic nationalism
National Assembly seats
0 / 400
Provincial Legislatures
0 / 430
Website
acmovement.org.za

At the party launch, Motsoeneng claimed he would become president, that the country would produce 90% of its requirements, that the economy shall be in the hands of the people, make company workers shareholders, force foreign companies to leave the country and reduce social grants.[2][3]

The party currently has two seats in Gauteng municipalities after local councillors from the Randfontein People’s Party joined the ACM.[4]

In March 2019, Motsoeneng encouraged former president Jacob Zuma to join the ACM, stating that they shared the same views on transformation.[5]

The party contested the 2019 general election, with Motsoeneng, and actress and former Idols South Africa judge Marah Louw in first and second places respectively on the party's national list, failing to win a seat.

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Election resultsEdit

National AssemblyEdit

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2019 4,841 0.03%
0 / 400
extraparliamentary

Provincial electionsEdit

Election[6] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2019 0.02% 0/63 0.21% 0/30 0.03% 0/73 0.04% 0/80 0.02% 0/49 0.03% 0/30 0.04% 0/33 0.03% 0/30 0.01% 0/42

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hlaudi Motsoeneng launches African Content Movement party". BusinessLIVE. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  2. ^ a b Umraw, Amal (13 December 2018). "Big dreams: Hlaudi Motsoeneng visualises himself walking into Union Buildings as president". Times Live. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Sekhotho, Katleho (13 December 2018). "'We are going to eat change' - Motsoeneng Launches ACM". EWN Eyewitness News. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  4. ^ Davis, Rebecca. "2019 ELECTIONS: The crib-sheet to the political parties contesting the 2019 polls, Part One". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  5. ^ Kajee, Ahmed. "Motsoeneng wants Zuma to join the ACM". ewn.co.za. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  6. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.