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23 July 2021

IEC to make final decision on whether elections will go ahead


The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will on Friday make a final decision on whether the October Local government Elections will take place or not. This follows a report that was compiled by Justice Dikgang Moseneke that recommended that the October polls be postponed and be held in February 2022.

Moseneke solicited views from various stakeholders including the general public, political parties, health experts, scientists and electoral role-players. Over 4 000 submissions were sent to his inquiry. On Thursday, the commission consulted the Political party Liaison Committee.

The Findings of a survey conducted by the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council show those two thirds of the public, support the postponement of the 2021 local government elections.

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