This year, OSA will support a cohort of independent candidates, chosen by their communities to stand for election as ward councillors in this year’s Local Government Elections.  

OSA’s focus will be on supporting, training, equipping and campaigning for OSA endorsed independents in wards and municipalities throughout the country. These will be independent candidates of their community, supported by the people, focused on delivering for the people. Those applying ought to espouse ethical leadership and be held in high esteem by members of their community.

To this end, we would like to invite submissions from activists and all South Africans recommending candidates that One South Africa might support.

Each specific submission (candidate and ward) must complete the application form and include a list of signatures of voters – registered to vote in the specific ward – that support the particular candidate. Submissions closed on 1 March 2021. The application form and list of signatures are available for download below. All submissions must be uploaded via this site.

All submissions received will be assessed, ranked and a provisional list of wards and candidates will be approved by the OSA Council by 19 March. This will be followed by interviews with all shortlisted independent candidates. The list of wards and candidates OSA will support will be finalised by 7 April 2021.

Should you have any questions or require any further information, please send an e-mail to

We are laying the foundation for South Africa’s second transition whereby power returns to the people. We urge communities to use their power to get behind leaders in their communities whom can truly represent them instead of being imposed upon them by political parties.. It’s time to take power back to the people and give them a true voice in government.’

It’s that simple.

Yours sincerely,

Mmusi Maimane
Chief Activist: One South Africa Movement

Application Forms:

Supporting Documents:

Petition by,
OSA #IndependentCandidates
ONE South Africa Movement