GOOD was formed in December 2018 by Patricia de Lille – current Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure and former Mayor of Cape Town.
De Lille has been a Member of Parliament since 1994 – first, under Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), and later created Independent Democrats (ID). The ID merged with Democratic Alliance in 2010. It was officially dissolved after the 2014 general elections.
GOOD adopts the values and principles of social democracy – “a successful model of democracy for addressing inequality and exclusion.”
Slogan: The GOOD party is led by GOOD people, fighting to create a GOOD life for every GOOD South African.
The party won two seats with 70 408 votes in the National Assembly during the 2019 general election.
GOOD will be contesting the 2021 municipal elections in five provinces, six metros and 1 000 wards.