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The Capitalist Party of South Africa (ZACP) is a South African political party. The party was launched on 17 March 2019 at the Rand Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. The party was founded by Kanthan Pillay, Roman Cabanac, Neo Kuaho, Gideon Joubert, Unathi Kwaza, Duncan McLeod, Sindile Vabaza, Louis Nel, Katlego Mabusela and Dumo Denga.[1]

Capitalist Party of South Africa
LeaderKanthan Pillay
Founded17 March 2019
IdeologyFree market
Classical liberalism


Core principlesEdit

The ten core principles of the party were outlined by Kanthan Pillay at its launch on 17 March 2019.

  1. Liberty
  2. Equality
  3. Tolerance and protection of freedom of expression
  4. Private property rights protected by law
  5. Rule of law
  6. Right to work
  7. The right to be secure on your own property and to defend yourself against intruders
  8. Free market and Free international trade relationships
  9. Firearms for self-defence
  10. Fraternity[2][3][4]

The party's logo is a purple cow designed by local artist, Sarah Britten.


The party campaigned mainly on digital platforms such as weekly discussions on YouTube[5], Twitter[6], Facebook[7] and Telegram.

Election resultsEdit

The party contested the 2019 election at national level only, failing to win any seats.

National electionsEdit

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2019 15,915 0.09%
0 / 400

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kanthan Pillay. "Introducing the Capitalist Party of South Africa". Politicsweb. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  2. ^ "ZACP is the new political party in SA, and its logo is a purple cow". Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  3. ^ van Staden, Martin (2019-03-17). "A Constitutional Analysis of the Capitalist Party Manifesto". Rational Standard. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  4. ^ Van Diemen, Ethan (2019-03-31). "Gun training for teenagers, no more affirmative action and no hate speech laws - ZACP lays out its principles". News24. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  5. ^ PurplecowMobi - ZACP Capitalist Party's channel on YouTube
  6. ^ ZACP Capitalist Party of South Africa on Twitter
  7. ^ ZACP Capitalist Party of South Africa on Facebook