Tell the president of the IFP what matters to you most so we can make long-term decisions for a brighter future.


The future is in your hands


In our free democratic society, our votes determine our future. This election will be the most crucial election since the dawn of our democracy. Our country stands on
the brink of becoming a failed State. Therefore, this election will have a far-reaching impact, affecting
this generation and beyond.

At this critical juncture, where our collective future is at stake, the IFP asks you to partner with us to secure the best possible future. We enter this election believing it is time to put South Africans first.

The IFP believes that there is no secure future for one segment of society while another remains disempowered. There is no urban future that excludes rural communities. Our common destiny demands a high degree of common purpose. The IFP considers ubuntu/botho the foundation of our future prosperity.

We go into this election drawing on the great legacy of our Founder, the late Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Our Founder lived his life in the service of our nation. He believed in practical measures that empower South Africans towards self-help and self-reliance.

As a democrat, Prince Buthelezi was committed to leading with integrity and truly serving. That commitment remains the fundamental mission of the IFP. We are therefore not promising you anything that we cannot deliver.

To fund our programmes, we will embark on a robust restructuring of the economy and the fiscus. We will cut Government Ministries and their lavish spending. We will enter into public-private partnerships for failing State-Owned Enterprises, instead of bailing them out. We will root out corruption and wasteful expenditure and end the inexcusable practice of underspending which leads to the return of funds to the fiscus. We will use every cent of taxpayer monies, wisely.

We make this commitment to you, because IFP leaders and representatives are servants of the people. The IFP believes you deserve a government that serves you with integrity; a government you can trust.

Velenkosini Hlabisa, MP
President of the Inkatha Freedom Party

10 Highlights of Our 13 Point Plan

The IFP will reBuild the economy by ending loadshedding through a mixed diversified energy system.

The IFP will put South Africans first by reserving job opportunities and the small enterprise market for South Africans while enforcing a set 80/20 employment target for South Africans in all companies.

The IFP will improve the healthcare system, put the elderly and vulnerable children first, by increasing the old age and child support grant, while also expanding the food voucher system for indigent households.

The IFP will put poor urban and rural communities first and will partner with and support Traditional Leaders.

The IFP will continue to advocate for the protection and support of the Ingonyama Trust, as a model of ensuring that everyone has access to land.

The IFP will put South Africans first by prioritising safety, including ending South Africa’s illegal migration crisis, which is a national security threat and a severe strain on the fiscus.

The IFP will roll-out free basic education, while reforming NSFAS so that it delivers on its mandate of empowering the youth.

The IFP will roll-out an Unemployed Graduate Grant of R3000, for a fixed period, to assist graduates to find meaningful employment.

The IFP will redirect some of the billions spent on SETAs, to ensure that all graduates are given a 12-month internship at municipalities, provincial and national departments. Private sector internships will be encouraged.

The IFP will curb data costs. Data costs remain anti-poor.