The African Democratic Change was officially formed on 1 and 2 December 2017 at its Founding Conference. ADeC was formed through a unique, bottom-up approach by the coming together of various individuals and groups representing a diverse cross-section of society. The relevant stakeholders represent a culmination of various grass-roots initiatives, disillusioned former members of existing political parties, concerned students, and community organizations. These stakeholders, who formed members of the delegation at the Founding Conference, represented all 9 provinces. The Founding Conference provided the platform for the delegates to not only meet, but to form the vision, mission, and declaration of the party.