Current laws defining the transparency and protocol relating to South Africa’s electoral processes are one step closer the being altered.
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.
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.
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.
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) adopted the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill during a special sitting on Thursday.
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.
"Over the past 18 months, the IEC has been hard at work laying the groundwork for this year’s elections.
The commission officially launched the polls in Midrand on Thursday calling on citizens, especially young people, to go out and register to vote.
Speaking at the launch, IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini said another priority was to ensure that the election was credible and free and fair.
Two sets of party logos or symbol in colour; a R500 registration fee; and a hard copy of the Government Gazette in which your Notice appears, must also be submitted to the IEC.
MIDRAND - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it’s on track and ready for the 2019 national elections.