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06 September 15:51

The commission says they will publish a new timetable following the minister's proclamation of the election date, says Mamabolo. The proclamation will be made on 20 September, following the voter registration weekend. 

06 September 15:38

Mamabolo: The commission was not trying to extend the term of municipal officer bearers "in perpetuity".  

06 September 15:36

Mamabolo defends the routes the commission took to get to this juncture: first with the Moseneke report, and secondly with approaching the ConCourt. The question about going to Parliament, says Mamabolo, mischaracterises the relief the commission sought.

06 September 15:33

IEC CEO Sy Mamabolo says he has faith in the online system. He says he doesn't believe there are any fundamental weakness. He says the same system was used in 2016 and 2019.

06 September 15:15

Mashinini says it’s reasonably necessary to amend the timetable and to reopen candidate registrations. Following the voter registration weekend, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will proclaim the new date of elections, Mashinini says. 

06 September 15:09

Glen Mashinini, IEC chairperson says the commission has undertaken measures to ensure they comply with the Constitutional Court order. He says a voter registration weekend "is a necessity" ahead of the elections. He announces that the weekend of 18 and 19 September will be used for said registration.

06 September 14:41

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is today expected to announce its electoral programme after the Constitutional court dismissed its bid to postpone the upcoming local government elections.

06 September 14:41

Editorial | Why silly Zille is wrong on the judiciary

Based on nothing but thumb-suck information, Zille alleged that the reason the ANC had withdrawn its application to have the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) reopen the candidate list registration process for the upcoming local government elections was because it had a tip-off from the Constitutional Court that the poll would be delayed.

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06 September 14:41

Qaanitah Hunter | Local govt elections ruling: IEC should have gone Parly route, instead of ConCourt

While the Constitutional Court ruling may be a surprise for political parties, who argued that they were unable to campaign for the elections during the Covid-19 pandemic, election experts warned that the IEC might have gone the wrong route to secure a postponement. 

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06 September 14:41

Election to go ahead between 27 October and 1 November, orders ConCourt

- The Constitutional Court has dismissed the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) application to postpone the local government elections.

- The apex court ruled that the elections be scheduled between 27 October and 1 November. 

- The IEC has also been ordered to announce a date for its voter registration weekend with in three days of Friday's judgment. 

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06 September 14:41

'It's a joke' - Zille's response to criticism about her ConCourt/ANC collusion claims

DA Federal Chair Helen Zille says it is "a joke" that she is being lambasted for suggesting the Constitutional Court may have tipped the ANC off about its ruling on the postponement of local government elections – and insists her comments are justified. 

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