OPINION | Michael Louis: The electoral bill remains deeply unconstitutional

The electoral bill remains deeply unconstitutional

In light of the current state of our nation engulfed by failing infrastructure, an ailing economy, stagnant unemployment, rising inflation, unabated corruption, and unaccountable politicians – we have a rare and timeless chance to change it all. Before us is a six-month window of opportunity to create a legislative framework for us as the electorate […]

Parliament fails again, putting party ahead of country in electoral reform bill

Hot in the Kitchen Much? Three months to go: MPs’ last-minute rush to meet Concourt deadline torpedoes public participation Parliament’s public hearings on the crucial Electoral Amendment Bill were more of a public relations exercise than responsible action in the public interest. What should have been a thoughtful consultation across the country about how independent […]

Electoral reform bill: Independent candidates want to champion service for South Africans failed by politics accreditation

Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee will consider submissions on the Electoral Amendment Bill. In June 2020, a Constitutional Court ruling declared the Electoral Act unconstitutional. The committee is on a drive to present amendments to adhere to the directive of the Constitutional Court. Independent candidates running for political office removes the notion that South Africans must […]

Valli Moosa | My vote must actually count

A proposed new electoral system is complex to understand, complicated to implement, and less fair than the current systems for national, provincial and municipal government, writes Valli Moosa. Free and fair elections. This is one of the greatest successes of the South African democracy. A new electoral system is under consideration by Parliament at present and […]

Court battle on cards in pursuit of electoral reform, petition launched

READ THE ARTICLE HERE: https://bit.ly/3rMI3co With just six months left of the two-year deadline government was given by the Constitutional Court to amend the Electoral Act to accommodate independent candidates, a showdown is looming between government and independent organisations which promote direct democracy in South Africa. Dr Michael Louis, a Christian marketplace leader who was […]