ActionSA was formed in August 2020 by the former Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, to change the direction of South Africa by providing a credible alternative to a broken political system that has failed South Africans for many years since the dawn of South Africa’s democracy.
ActionSA’s foundations are grounded in The People’s Dialogue, a 9-month public engagement process which solicited the views of 2.4 million South Africans about the future of their country. Our focus is on Action that moves South Africa forward from an era of broken promises, corruption and failed government.
On 29 August 2021, ActionSA celebrated our first anniversary, what we’re calling #AYearOfAction.
We have been overwhelmed by the support of South Africans that want a political party that offers them solutions, and a renewed hope for the future.
ActionSA was created to do just that.
Our focus is on uniting South Africans behind a project to fix our country and build a secure, prosperous, and inclusive future for all those who call South Africa home.
See what ActionSA has been up to this year:
ActionSA has launched a system that partners with communities to elect candidates that will stand for elections later this year.
Any voter in Gauteng was able to register on an online system that would allow them to vote for ActionSA candidates.
The candidates who won these primary elections, will contest the local government elections with a mandate from thousands of residents.
The same system will become our performance management tool. A mid-term election will determine community satisfaction with our public representatives. Those who fail, will be removed and replaced using the same system.
For the first time in South African politics, we will have public representatives to account to their communities first and our party second – just the way it ought to have always been.