The Constitutional Court has declared the Electoral Act unconstitutional – meaning independent candidates are allowed to contest for national and provincial elections without being a member of a political party.
Is the Electoral Act unconstitutional to the extent that it does not provide for adult citizens to be elected to the National and Provincial Legislatures as independent candidates?
Burundi’s Constitutional Court has said last month’s elections were flawless and upheld the victory of the ruling party’s presidential candidate, dismissing a complaint brought by the vote’s runner-up.
Associate professor in Public Law at the University of Cape Town, Richard Calland, says government may well approach the Constitutional Court to appeal a High Court ruling declaring lockdown level 4 and 3 regulations as unconstitutional and invalid.
The founder of the One South Africa Movement, Mmusi Maimane, has vowed to fight the reopening of schools at the Constitutional Court.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it accepts and respects Friday’s judgment by the Constitutional Court that dismissed its application and that of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to appeal a High Court ruling over the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) so-called “rogue unit” case.
The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the Constitutional Court directive to consider the party’s application to obtain direct access to challenge the Disaster Management Act at the highest court in the land.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment, dismissing the EFF and the Public Protector’s bid to interdict the Minister’s review of the SARS rogue unit report.
Lesotho’s Constitutional Court will have to rule on whether Prime Minister Tom Thabane can be tried while in office.
Corruption Watch has welcomed the Constitutional Court’s decision to dismiss the application of Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for leave to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment.