On 11 June 2020, the Constitutional Court ordered Parliament to amend the Electoral Act to enable an individual to run for elected office without joining a political party. The New Nation Movement convinced South Africa’s apex court that the Electoral Act (73 of 1998) is unconstitutional in so far as it restricts contestation in National and Provincial elections to political parties. The Constitutional Court gave Parliament 24 months to amend the Electoral Act to allow individuals to contest elections.
This research report compiled by Dr Sithembile Mbete on behalf of My Vote Counts and OUTA, focuses on how the electoral reform process has proceeded since 2020. Click on the link below to download the pdf report.