https://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Podcasts RSS ← Back
Africa
Africa
africa
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

Daily Podcast – September 20, 2021

Close

Embed Video

Daily Podcast – September 20, 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa

20th September 2021

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

ARTICLE ENQUIRY      SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headline: ConCourt dismisses DA's application to set aside reopening of candidate registration, Ramaphosa says elected public representatives need to be out in communities and, official funeral declared for Deputy Minister in the Presidency Hlengiwe Mkhize

Advertisement

 

ConCourt dismisses DA's application to set aside reopening of candidate registration

Advertisement

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the DA's application to declare the Electoral Commission of South Africa's decision to reopen candidate registrations unlawful and invalid.

This effectively means that the ANC, which failed to register candidates in 93 municipalities after missing the initial deadline, would have the opportunity to participate in the elections in these municipalities.

The unanimous judgment was handed down without an oral hearing by the court.

Two weeks ago, the IEC announced voter and candidate registrations would be reopened after the Constitutional Court dismissed its application to postpone the local government elections to next year.

 

Ramaphosa says elected public representatives need to be out in communities

President Cyril Ramaphosa said it is at a local government level where elected public representatives’ commitment to advancing human rights is measured the most.

Ramaphosa urged those standing for elections to agree that the focus should not only be about securing the most votes, but that it should fundamentally be about the people of South Africa and ensuring that their best interests were placed above all else.

South Africa will hold municipal elections on November 1.

Ramaphosa visited parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga over the weekend in finalising the voter registration weekend ahead of the local government elections on 1 November.

 

Official funeral declared for Deputy Minister in the Presidency Hlengiwe Mkhize


The late Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, will be honoured with an Official Funeral Category 2.

The Presidency announced that Mkhize's funeral would take place at Mkhize's home in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Mkhize, who was a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee, died on Thursday at the age of 69.

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter [@Polity ZA]

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE ARTICLE ENQUIRY

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now