Land Party (South Africa)

The Land Party is a South African political party that advocates for policies inspired by policy decisions used in economic development of the People's Republic of China.[3] The party advocates collective farming and environmental awareness.[4] The party grew out of land access and housing protests in Zwelihle, Hermanus in 2018.[5][6]

Land Party
LeaderGcobani Ndzongana[1]
SpokespersonMandy Owens
FoundedJanuary 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)
HeadquartersHermanus[2]
IdeologyCollectivism
Environmentalism
Agrarianism
Land redistribution
Colours              
Website
www.landparty.org.za

The Land Party plans to amend the Constitution to strengthen property rights, and transfer state-owned land to the poor. They also plan to abolish all taxes on capital, such as capital gains tax, transfer duties, estate duties, as well as decrease corporate taxes, abolish exemptions on VAT and increase personal tax. They plan to abolish the minimum wage, the unemployment insurance fund, and all forms of black-economic empowerment.[7]

The party contested the 2019 South African general election, failing to win any seats. [6]

In April 2019 the party threatened wide scale protest action if former King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo was not released from prison. Dalindyebo was convicted of committing "arson, assault, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice."[8]

Election resultsEdit

National electionsEdit

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2019 7,074 0.04%
0 / 400
extraparliamentary

Provincial electionsEdit

Election[9] 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 - - - - 0.01% 0/73 - - 0.02% 0/49 - - - - - - 0.29% 0/42

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Land Party South Africa". Landparty. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  2. ^ "Electoral Commission : Political party list". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  3. ^ "Newly formed Land Party draws lessons from China". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  4. ^ Felem, Ayanda. "Land Party proposes collective farming, Green Party backs renewable energy". ewn.co.za. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  5. ^ "Land Party South Africa: Manifesto". Landparty. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  6. ^ a b Charles, Marvin (26 February 2019). "#Elections2019: Land Party names Cape candidate". www.iol.co.za. Cape Argus. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  7. ^ "Manifesto". Landparty. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  8. ^ Felem, Ayanda. "Land Party threatens national shutdown if King Dalindyebo not released from jail". ewn.co.za. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  9. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.