Tag: electoral reform

‘Watershed moment’ for SA seen as ConCourt says SA Electoral Act is unconstitutional

In a groundbreaking judgment today the Constitutional Court declared South Africa’s Electoral Act unconstitutional for requiring that candidates in national and provincial elections belong to political parties. ALSO READ: Victory in Constitutional Court is ‘great reset for SA’ — Michael Louis The judgment, which has been hailed by proponents of […]

Constitutional Court reserves judgment in application for right of independents to contest elections

By Teresa Conradie Yesterday the Constitutional Court heard application by the New Nation Movement (NNM), Princess Chantal Revell of the First Nation people and two other applicants requesting the court to declare the Electoral Act unconstitutional for as far as it does not allow eligible South African citizens to stand […]