The Capitalist Party of South Africa arrived on the South African Political scene this past week.
In a country where most political discussion is focused on the establish parties such as the ANC, DA, and EFF, it is refreshing to see a new party enter the scene. Especially one that embraces liberty and economic freedom!
When was the Capitalist Party of South Africa founded?
The Capitalist Party of South Africa (ZACP) was founded on 17 March 2019.
The new party was launched at a press conference at the historic Rand Club, in the heart of downtown Johannesburg.
The new party is arguably the most openly free market party in South Africa today.
The ZACP has also attracted media attention for its unusual logo of a purple cow.
Above: The press conference for the ZACP launch on 17 March 2019.
Who’s involved with the Capitalist Party?
- Kanthan Pillay
- Roman Cabanac
- Neo Kuaho
- Gideon Joubert
- Unathi Kwaza
- Duncan McLeod
- Sindile Vabaza
- Louis Nel
- Katlego Mabusela
- Dumo Denga
Is the Capitalist Party of South Africa a real political party?
Yes, it is a real and registered party.
It is registered on the IEC’s list of registered political parties for the 2019 Election.
In addition, the ZACP has also signed the Electoral Code of Conduct Pledge.
Below is ZACP party chairman Kanthan Pillay taking the pledge on 20 March 2019.
What are the Principles of the Capitalist Party of South Africa?
The ZACP lists the following principles on its website;
- Equality — Individual rights before group rights
- Tolerance and absolute protection of freedom of expression
- Private property rights protected by law
- Rule of law
- Right to work
- The right to be secure on your own property and to defend yourself against intruders
- Free markets and international free trade based on enlightened self-interest
- Firearms for self defence
- Fraternity — Spontaneous order and Civil Society
Where can I find out more about the ZACP?
This interview on the Renegade Report features founders Kanthan Pillay and Roman Cabanac.
What does the ZACP’s Purple Cow logo represent?
The Capitalist Party of South Africa describe their unusual Purple Cow logo as follows;
“Cattle are Africa’s most potent symbol of personal wealth. Our logo also represents a bull market.” – ZACP FAQ
What are the Capitalist Party’s plans for making South Africa a better place?
The ZACP introduces its ideas in the form of animated YouTube videos.
One such video discusses ways to improve tourism in South Africa.
“But our visa requirements for people from the rest of Africa as well as places like China and India are so stringent that many people just take their money to other places, like Kenya and Tanzania.” – ZACP