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Concourt’s MK judgment is about integrity of Parliament

By Moepeng Valencia Talane The journey to the 2024 elections has presented South Africans with a lot of critical topics to ponder in relation to governance, policy, and the integrity of public office. We have more options in this election than before, and our responsibility in electing who takes this country forward is consequently more Read more >

Zuma judgment confirms key CSO role in upholding constitutional democracy

PRESS RELEASE The judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) yesterday, regarding the IEC’s appeal against the Electoral Court order on the eligibility of former president Jacob Zuma’s candidacy in the upcoming elections, represents a win for civil society, says Corruption Watch (CW). The ConCourt ruled that Zuma was not eligible or qualified to Read more >

Support for ConCourt and the law, irrespective of outcome 

We, the undersigned organisations, call on all stakeholders to respect the decision of the Constitutional Court in relation to the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa’s (IEC) appeal to be heard on 10 May 2024.  The IEC is appealing a recent judgment by the Electoral Court. This judgment overturned the IEC’s decision to uphold an Read more >

Add your voice to South Africa’s election agenda!

In the build-up to the general elections, the Nguvu Collective, an organisation working with marginalised communities in building leaders that will take the voice of the community forward, has launched its South Africa 2024 Elections survey to learn more about the issues South Africans care about. The organisation is committed to working with people on Read more >

Second and final voter registration weekend coming up

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will hold its second – and final – voter registration weekend on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 February 2024. Registration will be possible at 22 300 voting stations countrywide, between 08h00 and 17h00 on both days. New voters are encouraged to add their names to the voters’ roll, while Read more >

Independent candidates’ big win ahead of 2024 polls

Victory has come just in time for independent candidates wishing to contest the general elections in 2024, in the form of a lifeline handed down by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on 4 December 2023 in two separate judgments. The applications were brought by the Independent Candidate Association (ICA) and One Movement South Africa respectively, asking Read more >

IEC launches 2024 national and provincial elections programme

Source: South African government The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa has formally launched the 2024 National and Provincial Elections (NPE 2024) programme to declare its readiness to host millions of eligible voters at over 23 290 voting stations across the country next year. The theme for NPE 2024 will be Your Democracy, Own Read more >