Monday blues: parties, IEC will have to work flat out for November 1 poll
EFF joins DA to fight the ruling allowing the candidate registration process to reopen
Political parties have welcomed the declaration of November 1 as the date for this year’s local government elections, which, for the first time in SA’s history, will take place on a Monday.
Cooperative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma made the announcement on Wednesday, and assured the country that political parties would be able to campaign, “though there may be some restrictions”.
“It is the first time that elections will be held on a Monday. The IEC having not had the registration weekend earlier and having hoped for the Constitutional Court to postpone the elections, now they have a short time to do everything and do it correctly...