The Ubuntu Party is a South African political party founded in 2012 by author and songwriter Michael Tellinger[1] based on the principles of Ubuntu Contributionism.

Ubuntu Party
LeaderMichael Tellinger

The party aims 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.[2] They also plan to eliminate the necessity for government altogether.

The party took part in the 2014 General Election at a national level.[3] Second on their list of candidates was Stephen Goodson,[3][4] 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.[5]

National electionsEdit

Election Votes % Seats
2014[6] 8,234 0.04% 0

Municipal electionsEdit

Election Votes %
2016[7] 2,752 0.01%


  1. ^ "About".
  2. ^ Tellinger, Michael. "FREE Electricity For The People - UBUNTU Party".
  3. ^ a b "Electoral Commission : Parties contesting the 2014 National and Provincial Elections".
  4. ^ Ubuntu Party (UBUNTU) Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, South African Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2014.
  5. ^ Reserve Bank director’s comments draw fire by Zara Nicholson, Independent Online, April 23, 2012.
  6. ^ "2014 National and Provincial Elections Results - 2014 National and Provincial Election Results". IEC. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). Retrieved 11 August 2016.