IEC ready to resume by-elections during lockdown Level 1

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is set to resume by-elections, and plans to clear the backlog of all outstanding polls on 11 November 2020. In a statement issued on Friday, the commission said the scheduling of by-elections follows consultations with Cogta Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as well as[…]

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SAHRC welcomes ConCourt judgement on independent candidates

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling, delivered by Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, allowing independent candidates to contest for national and provincial elections. The SAHRC said the ability to stand for public office is a fundamental right in South Africa that is guaranteed in[…]

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