Dagga Party

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

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 attempted to register nationally with the IEC and had plans to contest the 2014 South African general election.[3] The deadline however was missed as the party could not raise the required funds of R200,000.00 registration fee in time,[4] which is a requirement of the IEC to part take in the South African National Elections. The party leader, Jeremy Acton, stated that the party had therefore been disappointed after their plans went up in smoke.[5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Davis, Gaye. "Dagga Party misses election deadline". Eyewitness News. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Mitchley, Alex. "Dagga Party’s election hopes up in smoke". The Citizen. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 

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