Al Jama-ah

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Al Jama-ah
Leader Ganief Hendricks
Founded 23 April 2007
Headquarters The Business hub, Pinelands, Cape Town
Ideology Islamism
Colours Red, Green, Black and White

Al Jama-ah is a South African political party. It was formed in 2007,by present leader Ganief Hendriecks and contested the 2009 and 2014 national elections.[1] It has no seats on national or provincial level, but won 9 seats at the local level in the most recent municipal elections in 2016.

The party was established by its present leader, Ganief Hendriecks, to ensure that South African Muslims play a positive role in the Post-Apartheid South African politics.The party aims to support Muslim interests and uphold shariah law. During the recent years, a number of people from other faiths also voted for the party.[2]

Election results[edit]

National Assembly[edit]

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2009 25,947 0.15
0 / 400
2014 25,976 0.14
0 / 400
Steady ±0 extraparliamentary

Municipal elections[edit]

Election Votes  % +/–
2011[3] 13,227 0.04%
2016[4] 36,891 0.10%


  1. ^ "Final List of Parties to contest the 2009 Elections". 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
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  4. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). Retrieved 11 August 2016. 

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