August 05, 2022

ELECTION RULES: ‘Far too high’ – independent candidates need cash and a mountain of signatures to stand in 2024 polls…

Independent candidates seeking to contest the 2024 general elections will need to garner just more than 12,000 voter signatures to be eligible.     At the moment a political party requires 1,000 signatures in order to register with the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC).  Independent candidates will also be expected to pay deposits. The amount is yet to be determined by IEC.   This was decided by Parliament…

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