Justice Moseneke Inquiry on Free and Fair Local Government Elections during COVID

The Electoral Commission has appointed former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to lead a process to evaluate the impact of Covid-19 on conditions conducive for the holding of free and fair elections on 27 October 2021. The Inquiry is in line with Section 14(4) of the Electoral Commission Act (51 of 1996) which provides for the Commission, should it deem necessary, to publish a report on the likelihood or otherwise that it will be able to ensure that any pending elections will be free and fair. The final report is expected to be handed to the Electoral Commission in July 2021, before proclamation of the elections by the Minister of CoGTA.

The Inquiry can be reached as follows:
Address: Tugela House, Floor 1, 1303 Heuwel Road, Centurion, 0157
Telephone: 012 622 5574
Email: freeandfair@elections.org.za

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Justice Moseneke’s Team

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Submissions from the public

The Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections During COVID-19 is inviting the public to provide their views on whether the Electoral Commission will be able to ensure that the forthcoming general local government elections are free and fair in view of (i) the challenges posed by the COVID‑19 pandemic, and (ii) the measures promulgated by the government to curb the continued spread of the pandemic.

Please email your comments to freeandfair@elections.org.za or send your voice notes to our Whatsapp number, 063 863 4623, by Friday, 18 June 2021.

The Inquiry looks forward to engaging with the public on this assignment of constitutional importance.


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Submissions received

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Media statements

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Reports

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Terms of Reference