Former Johannesburg Mayor and DA member Herman Mashaba has expressed his joy over the official registration of his new political party ActionSA with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), following the launch of the party on 29 August 2020. The 61 year old explained that ActionSA underwent the registration process immediately after its launch, which included obtaining the signatures of 500 registered voters who support the establishment of this new party.
“I am pleased to say that our teams on the ground obtained the signatures of well over 1000 registered voters within just a matter of hours. Our teams reported that they were inundated by the number of people who wanted to sign this important deed of foundation.” Mashaba said.
The political party is registered at a national level, across all 9 provinces. He said their ultimate goal irrespective of where they contest next year’s local government election will be to challenge for national power in the 2024 General Elections. Mashaba is from Hammanskraal a township in the far north of Pretoria. He served as the Mayor of Johannesburg from 2016 to 2019. He is the founder of the hair product company Black Like Me.
“I believe it is highly appropriate that we register this party the day after President Ramaphosa announced the move to level 1 lockdown regulations, because we will dedicate ActionSA to being the party of economic solutions that will create jobs and prosperity for all South Africans.” He added. #ladi_jaja?