Political parties signed the Charter on Elections Ethics as a further commitment to upholding and promoting Constitutional values.
With the 2016 elections confirmed for August 3, the 13 political party committed to the charter alongside the Elections Code.
702's John Robbie spoke to South African Local Government Association CEO, Xolile George, regarding the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
We had 13 political parties, it was a very exciting moment especially because it was at Constitution Hill. It is a very sacred place in South Africa.— Xolile George, SA Local Government Asoociation CEO
It is about promoting integrity and ethical leadership in our society. It doesn't only speak to public reps but to voters to appreciate the value of voting.— Xolile George, SA Local Government Association CEO
It seeks to compliment the Electoral Code that all political parties sign under the IEC, but the nature of the IEC is limited to the elections period.— Xolile George, SA Local Government Association CEO
The importance of this one is that whenever there is conduct that is inconsistent with this code, it will be easier for other political parties to report that conduct.— Xolile George, SA Local Government Association CEO