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Former deputy chairperson of the IEC Terry Tselane. Photo: Nelius Rademan
Former deputy chairperson of the IEC Terry Tselane. Photo: Nelius Rademan

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has reopened candidate registrations for the upcoming local government elections, throwing the ANC a lifeline after it failed to register candidates in 93 municipalities. 

This after the Constitutional Court dismissed an IEC application to postpone the elections to February next year.

The court said elections needed to take place before 1 November this year, and that the IEC's election timetable can be amended to include a voters' registration weekend. 

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