South Africa: Electoral reform
In June of 2020, South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled that sections of the Electoral Act are unconstitutional. More specifically, the barring of "independent" candidates from contesting for seats in the National Assembly and the provincial legislatures. The Court ruled that Parliament must amend the Electoral Act in order to allow independent candidates to contest for elections.
- 2020 Constitutional Court Electoral Act ruling
- Legal Opinion on the Constitutional Court ruling on Independants
- Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Home Afairs: Electoral Systems
- Briefing by the IEC on the Constitutional Court ruling
CHIRORO, B 2008 Electoral System and Accountability: Options for Electoral Reform in South Africa, KAS Johannesburg, Policy Paper No 3, January.
2002-2003 Electoral Task Team
MASANGO, D 2003 "Parliament's 400 seats to be retained, says Cabinet" BuaNews Online, Government Communication and Information System, 5 March, [www]http://www.buanews.gov.za/view.php?ID=03030516461008&coll=buanew03 (accessed 30 Jun 2020).
Report of the Electoral Task Team, January 2003, [www] http://www.elections.org.za/content/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=918 [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 30 Jan 2012).