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History of Green politics in South AfricaEdit

The Ecology Party was established in November 1989, but disbanded after recruiting only 1 800 members.[1]

Ian Brownlie launched the Green Party (GRP) in July 1992, but it too disbanded after failing to win a seat in the 1994 Western Cape provincial elections under the leadership of Nathan Grant.[1]

Judy Sole founded the Government by the People Green Party (GPGP) in 1999, which she later renamed to The Green Party of South Africa. The party has contested elections as the Green Party of South Africa since the 2000 local elections. Due to the lack of funding the Green Party of South Africa only participated in the 2004 provincial elections but was reconstituted in early February 2019 to contest the provincial elections.

Election resultsEdit

Year National Western Cape
provincial
City of Cape Town References
Ward Proportional
1994 2 611 0.1% [2]
1999 9 193 0.06% 2 453 0.15% [3][4]
2000 477 0.07% 1 973 0.28% [5]
2004 3 317 0.21% [6]


Provincial electionsEdit

Election[7][8] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
1994 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.1% 0/42
1999 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.15% 0/42
2004 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.21% 0/42
2019 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.13% 0/42

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kotzé, Hendrik Jakobus; Anneke Greyling (1994). Political organizations in South Africa A-Z (2 ed.). Tafelberg. ISBN 0-624-03261-2.
  2. ^ Álvarez-Rivera, Manuel (2004-01-05) Republic of South Africa 1994 General Election. Election Resources on the Internet
  3. ^ National and Provincial Elections Results, 1999. IEC
  4. ^ Western Cape Results. IEC
  5. ^ Party Support, Province: Western Cape, Ward: All Wards, Party: The Green Party of South Africa. IEC
  6. ^ 2004 Provincial election, Western Cape. IEC
  7. ^ http://electionresources.org/za/provinces.php?election=1994&province=WC
  8. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.

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