ANOTHER MISSED DEADLINE: ELECTORAL REFORM
On the 11th of June 2020, the Constitutional Court ruled that the Electoral Act is inconsistent with the Constitution, because it does not provide for people who are not affiliated with a political party to stand as independent candidates in national and provincial elections. The Concourt gave Parliament 24 months to fix the faulty law. Unfortunately, Parliament has put more effort into formulating excuses why that deadline will not be met than doing what needs to be done to meet it. But we want to assure you that OUTA will not let go of this issue. Here’s a nice visual summary of OUTA’s project on this. Also read more here. Download the Electoral Reform fact sheet here.