The DA has upped the ante in its battle against the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC), warning that it may challenge the outcome of the November 1 local government election in court. This, after party lost its bid to stop the commission from reopening the process to register councillor candidates for the poll.

It’s made for a dramatic week in SA’s electoral landscape. But it isn’t the first time the IEC has come under fire from political parties — and it’s unlikely to be the last...

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