The Constitutional Court has granted the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) until November 2019 to complete addresses on the voters’ roll. This would now give the commission time until after the 2019 national elections to complete its work with regard to the addresses. These elections will be highly contested as opposition parties hope to push the ANC below 50% of support in provinces such as Gauteng. The IEC had asked the court in August to extend its deadline to November 29 2019, after it failed to meet its initial June deadline to ensure the voters’ roll was completed by including addresses for all voters. The June deadline was set after the court found in 2016 that the absence of this information was unconstitutional. The apex court had earlier ordered an interim extension until November 30 2018, while it determined whether a further extension should be granted. This deadline would have expired next week. The court's order is, however, subject to conditions, which include that the...

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