The Ubuntu Party was a minor South African political party founded in 2012 by author and songwriter Michael Tellinger.[1] Based on the principles of Ubuntu Contributionism, the party espouses Tellinger's pseudolegal ideas.[2]

Ubuntu Party
LeaderMichael Tellinger
Dissolvedc. 2020

The party aimed to introduce 100% employment by closing down the South African Reserve Bank and replacing it with a people's bank that will grant interest-free home-loans, fund massive public works, and provide free electricity as Eskom, the state-owned electricity utility, is owned by the people of South Africa.[3] They also plan to eliminate the necessity for government altogether.

The party took part in the 2014 General Election at a national level.[4] Second on their list of candidates was Stephen Goodson,[4][5] leader of the Abolition of Income Tax and Usury Party, a former director of the South African Reserve Bank and controversial for his holocaust denial.[6]

In a 2020 social media post, the party noted it was no longer active in politics and had not contested an election since 2016.[7]

National elections edit

Election Votes % Seats
2014[8] 8,234 0.04% 0

Municipal elections edit

Election Votes %
2016[9] 2,752 0.01%

References edit

  1. ^ "About".
  2. ^ Netolitzky, Donald J. (3 May 2018). "A Pathogen Astride the Minds of Men: The Epidemiological History of Pseudolaw". Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation (CEFIR). SSRN 3177472. Retrieved 24 January 2022. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Tellinger, Michael. "FREE Electricity For The People - UBUNTU Party".
  4. ^ a b "Electoral Commission : Parties contesting the 2014 National and Provincial Elections".
  5. ^ Ubuntu Party (UBUNTU) Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, South African Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Reserve Bank director’s comments draw fire by Zara Nicholson, Independent Online, April 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "Please note that the UBUNTU Party is no longer active in politics". Facebook. 1 August 2020.
  8. ^ "2014 National and Provincial Elections Results - 2014 National and Provincial Election Results". IEC. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). Retrieved 11 August 2016.