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Agang South Africa (AGANG SA)

PARTY PROFILE
Respected academic and struggle veteran Dr Mamphela Ramphele announced her intentions to form her own "political party platform" in February 2013. Agang SA was formally launched as a political party on June 22, in Pretoria.
Despite all the fanfare, no big names were announced at the launch. However, Professor Barney Pityana confirmed that he would be joining the party.
At a media briefing held on 28 January 2014, ahead of the 2014 National elections, DA leader Helen Zille revealed that Ramphele would be the DA's presidential candidate going into the 2014 elections. However, on 3 February 2014, South African media reported that Mamphela had "reneged" on her agreement with the DA, choosing not to stand as the DA's presidential candidate but going it alone with her party, Agang-SA.
The party then launched its manifesto for the 2014 elections on 8 March at the Saulsville Arena in Atteridgeville, outside Pretoria.

PARTY LEADERSHIP
On 8 July 2014, Dr Mamphela Ramphele announced that she intended leaving politics to go back to civil society.
On 17 July Agang SA deputy president Andries Tlouamma announced that Mike Tshisonga was the party's new acting president.
On March 12 2015, the infighting within Agang SA continued. Member of Parliament (MP) Andries Tlouamma announced the expulsion of acting President and MP, Mike Tshishonga. This followed a media briefing held by Tshishonga and other party members on Wednesday, 11 March at which they passed a motion of no- confidence in Tlouamma. But now Tlouamma announced the termination of Tshishonga's membership.
On March 26 2015, former Agang SA Member of Parliament Michael Tshitonga's urgent court application against current party president Andries Tlouamma was dismissed by the High Court in Johannesburg. Party spokesperson Aubrey Plaatjies made the announcement in a media statement. The court struck Tshishonga's application off the roll, with costs. Andries Tlouamma remains party president.

ELECTION BACKGROUND
The party did not fare too well during the 2014 general elections. It won only 0.28% support or 2 seats in the National Assembly.
The 2016 Local Government Elections will be the party's first local poll.

2016 ELECTION MANIFESTO
Agang SA is yet to launch its 2016 election manifesto

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