Dagga Party

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Dagga Party
isiXhosa name Iqela Lentsango
Leader Jeremy Acton
Founded February 2009 (2009-02)
Ideology Cannabis legalisation
Politics of South Africa
Political parties

Iqela Lentsango: The Dagga Party of South Africa (more commonly known as the Dagga Party) is a South African political party registered with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Western Cape. It was founded in February 2009 by Jeremy Acton, who remains the party's leader.[1] "Dagga" is a South African colloquial term for cannabis, the legalisation of which forms the core of the party's platform.[1] The party believes cannabis legalisation would confer numerous socio-economic benefits to South Africa.[2]

The party is attempting to register nationally with the IEC and has plans to contest the 2014 South African general election.[3] The IEC, however, has threatened the Dagga Party – as well as 57 other minor parties – with deregistration unless they can prove they are still active.[4]


  1. ^ a b Glynnis Underhill (10 May 2013). "Dagga Party: Eight joints a day for Cape politician". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Dagga Party. "Constitution of Iqela Lentsango: The Dagga Party of South Africa". www.daggaparty.co.za. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Unattributed (7 May 2013). "Dagga Party hopes to contest elections". City Press. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Cobus Coetzee (31 July 2013). "Dagga Party faces chop from official list". Independent Online. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 

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