Why We Are Needed

Democracy in South Africa is increasingly under threat with an hegemonic ruling party viewing opposition politics as treason and fixated with cementing its hold on power.

The IFP represents the political centre ground, rejecting both centralised socialism as well as harsh ‘anything goes’ liberalism. These extremes do not serve South Africa well. We are the real alternative.

The IFP is needed in order to protect our young democracy against one-party absolutism and to lead South Africa into a second wave of democratic renewal, deepening democracy and taking it closer to the people. This is our mission.