Parliament, 9 March 2022 - The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs will from tomorrow, Thursday, 10 March 2022, hold public hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill in Mpumalanga Province.

The Bill seeks to introduce amendments to the Electoral Act 73 of 1998 after the Constitutional Court ruled that it was unconstitutional, by not allowing independent candidates to contest for elections to the National Assembly and provincial legislatures. The court gave Parliament 24 months to remedy the defect.

The committee invites all individuals and interested organisations to come and make inputs on the Bill, to ensure that the final product is reflective of their will and aspirations. The committee is cognisant that these hearings happen while the country continues to face the risks posed by Covid-19. It has mitigating plans in place to ensure participants’ safety.

Details of the hearings in Mpumalanga are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 10 March 2022
Time: 10:00
Venue: Mbombela Civic Hall

Date: Friday, 11 March 2022
Time: 10:00
Venue: Gert Sibande District Municipality Council Chambers (Ermelo)

Date: Saturday, 12 March 2022
Time: 10:00
Venue: Sydney Choma Community Hall (Steve Tshwete Local Municipality)


For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairperson of the Committee, please contact:

Name: Sakhile Mokoena
Cell: 081 705 2130