Ahead of the 8 May National Elections you would do well to acquaint yourself with the Political Parties registered on the National level for the elections.
Today we introduce you to: African Democratic Change
The African Democratic Change party (ADeC – yes, that is their typographical preference) was originally launched in December 2017 by Makhosi Khoza after she left the ANC, but Khoza resigned from the party four months later. It is now helmed by apartheid-era unionist and former ANC MP Dr Moses Mayekiso. A non-racial party built on “the philosophy of Ubuntu”, ADeC believes land expropriation should be funded with reparations from the nations which colonised South Africa.
On 1 and 2 December 2017, sixteen civil society formations and numerous individuals broke away from various political parties representing all nine South African provinces and gathered at the Maths Centre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg (Gauteng Province) to charter a new way forward for South Africa. These predominantly young South Africans were all tired of watching their country being led by an immoral, unethical and corrupt leadership. They vowed to defend their hard-earned unity, democracy and the legacy of their liberators, thus resolving to create a new political home for all South Africans irrespective of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural groups. That marked the birth of the African Democratic Change (ADeC). ADeC is registered as a political party