The 7th panel discussion of the Inclusive Society Institute’s (ISI) expert panel on electoral reform met on Monday, 7 December 2020, to give their final inputs into the draft report which will contain their proposals for a new electoral system in South Africa. Parliament is compelled to consider a new system that will allow for independent candidates to stand for election in national and provincial elections.
The Constitutional Court earlier this year declared the current Electoral Act unconstitutional in that it only allows for political parties to make themselves available for election at national and provincial election.
The ISI aims to complete the report ready for publication in early January. It will thereafter embark on a campaign to promote its position to the public and public policymakers. The institute aims to also fully participate in the parliamentary processes to follow to deliberate a new electoral model