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Al Jama-ah (Arabic: الجماعةlit. the party) is a South African political party. It was formed in 2007 by present leader Ganief Hendricks and contested the 2009, 2014 and 2019 national elections.[1]

Al Jama-ah

الجماعة
LeaderGanief Hendricks
Founded23 April 2007
HeadquartersThe Business hub, Pinelands, Cape Town
IdeologyIslamism
Islamic democracy
Islamic fundamentalism
Political positionRight-wing
Colours     Green      Black      Red
National Assembly seats
1 / 400
National Council of Provinces
0 / 90
Website
www.aljama.co.za

The party aims to support Muslim interests and uphold shariah law.

HistoryEdit

Until 2019, the party had no elected representatives nationally or provincially although it came close in both the 2009 and 2014 elections, and won 9 seats at the local level in the 2016 municipal elections.

It made a breakthrough in 2019, winning its first national representative, as well as one seat in the Western Cape legislature.

Election resultsEdit

National AssemblyEdit

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2009 25,947 0.15
0 / 400
extraparliamentary
2014 25,976 0.14
0 / 400
  ±0 extraparliamentary
2019 31,468 0.18
1 / 400
 1 in opposition

Provincial electionsEdit

Election[2][3] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.62% 0/42
2019 0.15% 0/63 - - 0.18% 0/73 0.28% 0/80 - - - - - - - - 0.86% 1/42

Municipal electionsEdit

Election Votes % +/–
2011[4] 13,227 0.04%
2016[5] 36,891 0.10%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Final List of Parties to contest the 2009 Elections". Polity.org.za. 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  2. ^ http://electionresources.org/za/provinces.php?election=1994&province=WC
  3. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  4. ^ http://www.elections.org.za/content/LGEPublicReports/197/Detailed%20Results/National.pdf
  5. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). elections.org.za. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

External linksEdit