Press Release 1 - 23/10/13

posted Oct 31, 2013, 7:19 AM by Liberty Libpartysa

Press Release: For immediate and general distribution

Formation of the Libertarian Party of South Africa (LiPSA).

On 20 October 2013, in Prince Albert in the Western Cape, the constitution of the newly formed Libertarian Party of South Africa was adopted by party members.  An executive committee was elected to manage the party going forward.

The party stands for the limited natural rights of all individuals, and supports policies of liberty, personal choice and economic growth.  LiPSA seeks to unshackle the poor from the burden of excessive legislative restraints.  The party believes the best way to uplift the poor is to remove the impediments to economic growth and to get government out of the way.  

We strive for a South Africa in which all individuals are in charge of their own lives, where no one is forced to sacrifice his or her interests for the benefit of others, where citizens enjoy a world-class, globally competitive economy, and  the inhabitants are free to choose as they see fit, to follow their own dreams in their own ways,  without interference from government or any authoritarian power.

The party actively welcomes diversity in its members and rejects racism, sexism and all forms of discrimination against individuals. The only requirement for membership is a respect for individual rights and a love of liberty.

The party's first task is to gather sufficient support to register with the IEC.  Interested members of the public may contact, or register on our website at  

The party leader is Barry de Harde, he can be contacted for interviews on 082 464 3690 or at

Issued on 23rd October 2013 by Paul Hjul,  chairman of  the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of South Africa.