President Cyril Ramaphosa met with the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Wednesday, his office said.
Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said the IEC used the meeting to update Ramaphosa on preparations towards the sixth national and provincial elections, due in 2019.
She said the meeting was attended by IEC chairperson, Glen Mashinini; deputy chairperson, Terry Tselane; chief executive officer, Sy Mamabolo; and commissioners Janet Love and Reverend Bongani Finca.
“The IEC has indicated some of the areas that need to be addressed before the next election, including amongst them outstanding boundary disputes, the tabling of the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill and the capturing of outstanding addresses on the voters’ roll,”Diko said.
“The IEC is nevertheless confident of yet another successful, credible, free and fair election on the date to be proclaimed by the president. President Ramaphosa is encouraged by the work being done by the IEC and calls upon all South Africans to check their voter registration details, particularly their addresses on the voters roll, to ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast their vote in the next election.”
Diko said the meeting followed Ramaphosa’s meeting with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) earlier this month and was in fulfilment of his commitment to engage with all institutions supporting democracy, the so-called Chapter 9 institutions.