Virus puts govt work on the backburner

Virus puts govt work on the backburner

The National Assembly. Picture: Amanda Watson

The Electoral Commission of South Africa also announced it had applied to the Electoral Court to postpone by-elections tomorrow and on 8 April, 29 April and 13 May in eight provinces.

Coronavirus has disrupted the vital work of parliament and forced the postponement of crucial committee meetings, including the ongoing public hearings on land expropriation without compensation and the postponement of 26 by-elections between tomorrow and 13 May this year. As a result of stringent measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa this week to stop the spread of Covid-19, which include a prohibition on gatherings of more than 100 people, parliament immediately decided not to go ahead with hearings on the envisaged amendment of section 25 of the constitution to accommodate land expropriation without compensation. The Electoral Commission of South Africa...




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