The much-debated Electoral Amendment Act is lawful.
That is according to a ruling by the Constitutional Court, following a bid to rule it otherwise by the Independent Candidates Association on Monday.
The ICA applied to the apex court in August, challenging the constitutionality of independent candidates only being allowed to contest 200 of the 400 seats in the National Assembly.
The organisation wanted independent candidates to be allowed to contest 350 seats.
However, the Constitutional Court says the ICA failed to prove its argument.
Meanwhile, Build One South Africa has won its Constitutional Court application to have the number of signatures required for independent candidates revised.
The controversial electoral amendment act required candidates to have 15 percent votes of a province’s population to obtain a provincial seat, compared to only a thousand signatures for political parties.
In other news – Photos: A look into radio presenter Khutso Theledi’s lobola negotiations
What a wedding celebration weekend for some well-known South African media personalities. Congratulatory messages were the order of the day as multi-award-winning Radio presenter Khutso Theledi and gospel singer, TV presenter, and businesswoman Winnie Mashaba showed off their wedding photos on social media as they celebrated with friends and family.
Metro FM presenter Khutso had a lobola celebration, and she shared how the day went with her Instagram followers. She posted an album of pictures with a caption: “Love across cultures, a promise made, a promise kept. #MakotiWaItaly.”