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It is vital for Parliament to speed up the process of amending the Electoral Act: IEC

26 June 2020, 5:34 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is vital for Parliament to speed up the process of amending the current Electoral Act to avoid problems in the next general election in 2024.

SAHRC welcomes the Electoral Act ruling

12 June 2020, 10:02 AM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has welcomed the judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court that declares parts of the Electoral Act unconstitutional.

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Political parties widely welcome ruling nullifying parts of the Electoral Act

11 June 2020, 5:25 PM

The Constitutional Court judgment, which declared that independent candidates can contest the national elections, has been widely welcomed. Independent candidates were only allowed to contest local government elections previously.

Constitutional Court rules Electoral Act unconstitutional

11 June 2020, 11:38 AM

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.

VIDEO: Constitutional Court judgment on constitutionality of Electoral Act regarding independent candidates

11 June 2020, 9:51 AM

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?

Removing indelible ink from thumbs breach of Electoral Act

8 May 2019, 4:32 PM

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the Electoral Commission, Sy Mamabolo has sent a stark warning to voters over breaching the Electoral Act by removing the ink from their thumbs. Mamabolo says this is a punishable offence, and those convicted are liable to a 10-year jail sentence. “The indelible ink is one of the security checks built […]

COPE calls for changes in Electoral Act

30 October 2018, 9:48 PM

One of the parliamentary opposition parties, the Congress of the People (COPE)  has called for the changes in the Electoral Act to allow for a President to be elected directly by voters.

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Mashaba’s ActionSA supports calls for electoral reform

29 August 2020, 6:43 PM

Former Joburg mayor and businessman, Herman Mashaba, says his new political party, Action SA, supports the call for electoral reform.

Buthelezi warns of acts of electoral fraud

5 May 2019, 9:21 PM

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has called on party members to be vigilant against acts of electoral fraud.  

Mazibuko urges active citizenry to take up electoral reform issue

31 July 2018, 9:57 PM

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament Lindiwe Mazibuko has called for an active citizenry to take up the matter of electoral reform even to the Constitutional Court.

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