African People's Convention

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African People's Convention
PresidentThemba Godi
FounderThemba Godi
Founded5 September 2007 (2007-09-05)
Split fromPAC
Headquarters4th Floor, Dr. Neil Aggett House, 90 President Street, Johannesburg 2001
Student wingAPCYL
IdeologySocialism
Pan-Africanism
African nationalism
Political positionLeft-wing
SloganThe Alternative Voice
National Assembly seats
0 / 400
Website
www.theapc.org.za

The African People's Convention is a South African political party formed by Themba Godi, former deputy leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) via floor-crossing legislation, on 4 September 2007. Godi defected along with the PAC's only two provincial representatives, Eastern Cape MPL Zingisa Mkabile and Gauteng MPL Malesela Ledwaba.[1] Godi is the current leader of the APC. The party retained its seat in the National Assembly in the 2009 elections, although it lost both of its representatives in the provincial legislatures of Gauteng and Eastern Cape.

It retained its seat in the 2014 election, but lost it in the 2019 election.

Like the PAC, the party's ideology officially appeals to "Africanists, Pan Africanists and socialists".

Election results[edit]

National elections[edit]

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2007
Floor-crossing
2 / 400
Increase 2 in opposition
2009 35,867 0.20%
1 / 400
Decrease 1 in opposition
2014 30,676 0.17%
1 / 400
Steady 0 in opposition
2019 19,593 0.11%
0 / 400
Decrease 1 extraparliamentary

Provincial elections[edit]

Election[2] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2009 0.20% 0/63 0.31% 0/30 0.12% 0/73 0.15% 0/80 0.30% 0/49 0.37% 0/30 0.29% 0/33 0.34% 0.30 0.09% 0/42
2014 0.23% 0/63 0.32% 0/30 0.16% 0/73 0.18% 0/80 0.35% 0/49 0.44% 0/30 0.40% 0/33 0.28% 0.30 0.06% 0/42
2019 0.13% 0/63 0.15% 0/30 0.07% 0/73 0.10% 0/80 0.36% 0/49 0.34% 0/30 0.13% 0/33 0.15% 0.30 0.04% 0/42
Slogan for APC in Pretoria

Municipal elections[edit]

Election Votes %
2016[3] 84,579 0.22%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques Keet (4 September 2007). "Godi leaves PAC for African People's Convention". The M&G Online.
  2. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  3. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). elections.org.za. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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