Agang South Africa
Published 12th May, 2014
Agang South Africa or Agang SA (Agang means ‘let us build’) was founded on 18th February 2013 by former anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele. The party describes itself as centre-left and believes in Anti-corruption and Progressivism.
Mamphela Ramphele, the former partner of Steve Biko and former Managing Director of the World Bank launched the party with a lot of publicity and at first it looked as though a party had come forward which could erode the traditional ANC vote. However, Ramphele failed to gain traction and when she agreed to be the Democratic Alliance (DA) presidential candidate on 28th January 2014 she lost a lot of internal support and alienated potential ANC defectors.
In the 2014 general election the party managed to gain 0.28% of the vote and two of the 400 seats in the National Assembly.