The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has applied to the Constitutional Court for permission to join a case calling for electoral reform.
It wants clarity over whether provisions of the Electoral Act which prevent independent candidates from standing for election are unconstitutional.
The current system only allows only party candidates to stand for provincial and national election.
Outa along with the New Nation Movement NPC and others want to change this.
We need to enhance our democracy by increasing the connection that voters have to their public representatives.— Dr Heinrich Volmink, Executive director - Outa
The Constitution says...that anybody who can vote for the National Assembly - with a few provisions, should be allowed to stand for either Parliament or provincial legislature.— Dr Heinrich Volmink, Executive director - Outa
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