It is necessary that the integrity of the electoral process be maintained. Indeed, the acceptance of the election as being free and fair depends upon that integrity. Elections must not only be free and fair but they must be perceived as being free and fair. Even-handedness in dealing with all political parties and candidates is crucial to that integrity and its perception by voters. The Commission must not be placed in a situation where it has to make ad hoc decisions about political parties and candidates who have not complied with the Act. The requirement that documents must be submitted to the local offices of the Commission does not undermine the right to vote and to stand for election. It simply gives effect to that right and underscores the decentralised and local nature of municipal elections.
What exactly happened at COP17, and what are the scientific
and ethical implications for South Africa and the world?
The Archbishop of Cape Town invites you to hear a panel of participants in the recent COP 17 climate talks in Durban share their insights into what happened there and what this means in the global, African, South African and Western Cape contexts.
In response to the high level of interest, the Archbishop is now hosting a similar event to an earlier meeting held at UCT. If you missed the first meeting, here’s your chance to be informed and engage with the speakers.
Thursday 8March 2012, 6 pm
Memorial Chapel, Bishops School,
Campground Road, Rondebosch
The Diocese of Cape Town Environmental Group
SAFCEI (The Southern African Faith Communities’
For further information, contact the Rev Dr Rachel Mash
on email@example.com. There will be a limited time for questions, please email them in advance.