Good party to announce its leadership
THE newly formed GOOD party is expected to announce its national leadership in the next few days, as it prepares for its official launch.
Former Cape Town mayor and founder of the party, Patricia de Lille said details about the party’s launch were being finalised, but its policy position would be unveiled at the same event where the national leadership would be announced, possibly on January 20. “We are working on the logistics and looking at either Cape Town or Bloemfontein as possible cities to make the announcement.
“The next step would be to look into the second draft of the manifesto, as we would like to announce the final version a week after the voter registration,” said De Lille.
In December, the party had counted 60 000 supporters and had now set up a national office in Cape Town.
De Lille and volunteers were hard at work establishing support for the month-old GOOD party across the country, and this week she visited the Sarah Baartman region in Port Elizabeth.
GOOD will be one of more than 285 registered political parties across the country, with more than 40 still in the process of being registered.
The Western Cape has the largest number of registered political parties with 106 and “still counting”, according to provincial Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) head, Courtney Sampson.