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ActionSA loses court bid to have IEC place its name on ballot papers

The Electoral Court has dismissed ActionSA’s application to have the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)’s decision to omit its name from the ward ballot paper declared unconstitutional and unlawful.

The court issued the order on Friday after the hearing on Thursday, with reasons to be provided at a later stage.

ActionSA had argued that the absence of its name on the ballot paper would confuse voters as the final ballot only contains the party’s logo.

The IEC, on the other hand, stated that the party selected not to fill in details on the part of the registration form requiring an abbreviation and only had itself to blame for the mishap.

The judgment likely comes as a relief for the IEC which is pressed for time ahead of the 1 November local government elections.


In other news – Why these Actors were fired from The Queen

Mzansi Magic’s hit telenovela The Queen has experienced its fair share of actors leaving the show. Shona and Connie Ferguson, who produced the show, explained the high turnover saying that it is the nature of the industry. Characters come and go as telenovelas continuously reinvent the storyline.

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However, sometimes the actors do not leave the show of their own accord. Below are some of the actors who were fired from The Queen. Learn More

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