Electoral Amendment Bill is still unconstitutional, say opponents

IEC meets with Independent Candidate Association South Africa

Civil society organisations to make a last-ditch effort to get the bill changed Civil society organisations will be making a last-ditch effort to amend the Electoral Amendment Bill to address what they regard as its unconstitutional aspects, but with parliament’s home affairs committee had decided on most issues there seems little prospect of success at […]

Electoral Amendment Bill: ConCourt hands Parliament ‘lifeline’

  The Constitutional Court granted Parliament a six-month extension to amend the Electoral Act. Parliament requested the extension after it could not process the bill on time, which was tabled by Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in January. OSA said the extension was a “lifeline” to Parliament after it “dragged its feet for two years”. […]

Civil Society agrees on next steps to change electoral system before 2024 elections

Joint Statement by civil society organisations This past Friday, 27 May 2022, a large cohort of civil society organisations held a roundtable discussion to deliberate and decide on a collective approach to the Electoral Amendment Bill currently before Parliament. This gathering took place just two weeks ahead of the 11 June 2022 deadline set by […]

Mixed views on Electoral Amendment Bill which seeks to allow independent candidates to contest elections

Residents in Pretoria yesterday expressed mixed views during the public hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill, which seeks to allow independent candidates to contest provincial and national elections. The parliamentary portfolio committee on home affairs hosted the hearing in Hammanskraal to solicit public views on the introduction of independent candidates in the general election. In […]

Inclusive Society Institute says Electoral Bill does not respond to society’s expectations for fundamental electoral reform

THE Inclusive Society Institute says the current Electoral Amendment Bill does not adequately respond to society’s expectations for fundamental electoral reform. This was the position advanced by the civil society group when it made its submission to the parliamentary public hearing on the Electoral Amendment Bill this week. The home affairs portfolio committee is in […]

Time to make proper provision for all Electoral Candidates

Electoral Amendment Bill under consideration ignores the Constitutional Court directive for Parliament to pass a law to include independent candidates in all our legislative bodies   CAPE TOWN – When the current fighting over the appropriate scope of the legislation to include independent candidates into all our legislative bodies stops, Parliament and civil society organisations […]

SUBMISSION OF THE INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE ASSOCIATION SOUTH AFRICA IN RE: THE ELECTORAL AMENDMENT BILL [B1-2022]

VIEW original Document here: bit.ly/35ghraS    To: Mr MS Chabana MP Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee: Home Affairs And To: Mr E Mathonsi The Committee Secretary PER EMAIL: Electoralact1@parliament.gov.za 21 February 2022 SUBMISSION OF THE INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE ASSOCIATION SOUTH AFRICA IN RE: THE ELECTORAL AMENDMENT BILL [B1-2022 1. As the Independent Candidate Association South Africa […]