Upcoming local elections will test SA’s democratic foundations

In the run-up to the November polls, the IEC and Constitutional Court’s resolve will be severely tested

South Africa’s institutions of democracy were never going to be tested while the country had ethical leaders and election results were a foregone conclusion. It is now, at a time of great societal stress, when we are living through a lingering and devastating pandemic, and our divisions are sharpened, when elections are highly contested, that these institutions will have to show their mettle...

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