Early Breakfast with Africa Melane

IEC report suggests the postponement of local government elections

Guest: Prof Jaap de Visser | Director  at Dullah Omar Institute A report commissioned by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has found that South Africa’s local government elections will not be free and fair if they are held in October. The decision considered expert opinion, scientific opinion and the laws around elections and recommended that the elections should not be held later than February 2022. What happens next? Prof Jaap de Visser unpacks the legislative process that will allow for the postponement. 


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