29 March 2021
The Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Electoral System will host its first consultative meeting with key stakeholders on 30 March 2021, at 10h00. Invited stakeholders include the following: New Nation Movement, Youth Lab and the South African Council of Churches.
Tomorrow’s consultation is the first of the Committee’s engagement with stakeholders across society, including, but not limited to, civil society organisations, trade unions, the private sector, community movements and interest groups, on their views of how the electoral system should be changed to strengthen and advance constitutional democracy.
The Committee was formed by the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, in February 2021 in response to the 11 June 2020 ruling of the Constitutional Court on the application brought before it by the New Nation Movement NPC and others.
Among other things, the Committee will advise the Minister of Home Affairs and the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on how to amend electoral legislation to comply with the New Nation Judgment within the timeframe stipulated by the Constitutional Court.
To receive the LINK for the virtual consultation, please confirm by 17h00 this afternoon.
CONFIRMATIONS AND MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Dr Sithembile Mbete
Spokesperson of the Chairperson
Cell: 083 256 2507
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS ON BEHALF OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON ELECTORAL SYSTEM