Latest Bulletin

Volume 16, Issue 2, September 2021
Author: Tinashe
Published: Jul 23, 2021
Local government elections: to delay or not to delay?
Author: Michelle R Maziwisa

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), finds itself in a conundrum. On the one hand, the terms of municipal councils are fixed to a five year term according to section 159(1) of the Constitution and section 24(1) of the Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998, while section 159(2) of the Constitution requires that municipal elections must be held within 90 days from the day when the 5-year term ends.