National Council of Provinces (NCoP) chairperson Thandi Modise ruled that the proposed amendments fell outside the scope of the bill and were therefore constitutionally and procedurally out of order.
CAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will petition President Cyril Ramaphosa to send the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill back to Parliament, insisting its passage in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) last week was unprocedural.
Current laws defining the transparency and protocol relating to South Africa’s electoral processes are one step closer the being altered.
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) adopted the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill during a special sitting on Thursday.
CAPE TOWN - The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill, paving the way for President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign it into law in time for 2019’s national and provincial elections.
In December, Lekota published a notice to introduce a bill aimed to provide for independent candidates to contest the general elections this year.
Johannesburg - Cope says it is unfazed by the sudden emergence of political parties built around certain personalities as the country heads towards the general elections in May.
Pastor Kayode Jacobs, Chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Lagos State Chapter, told newsmen that the party had yet to commence campaigning as it was still setting up strategies to win many positions in the coming elections.
Johannesburg - ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile has assured members that the governing party will have enough money to fund campaigning for what looks set to be organisation’s toughest general elections yet.
It is aimed at giving recognition to Khoisan communities, leaders and structures, but also affects people living under a customary rule in the former “homelands” created under apartheid.
The Dagga Party of South Africa is hoping to "#HotBoxTheHouse" as it prepares to contest this year's elections and potentially have a say on cannabis legislation in Parliament, if it can raise the hefty R200 000 registration free.
One of the things that the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)party promised as it campaigned for re-election in 2016 was to continue promoting the empowerment of older persons within the communities to participate in economic development ac...