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ISI meets with Minister of Home Affairs to discuss electoral reform

The Chief Executive Officer of the Inclusive Society Institute, Daryl Swanepoel, together with Professor William Gumede, a member of the ISI’s expert panel on electoral reform, met with the Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Aaron Motsoaledi, on Monday, 29 August 2022 to discuss lingering concerns with regard to the current Electoral Amendment Bill, serving before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs.

Civil society remains concerned about the constitutionality of the current Bill before Parliament, which, if an amenable compromise is not reached, threatens to derail the 2024 general election. Whilst civil society stood ready to find an extended pathway to broader electoral reform, they insist on the current Bill being constitutional and they require convincing assurances that meaningful and comprehensive electoral reform will be implemented by no later than the 2029 general election.


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