Calls for mixed electoral system gain impetus

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Civil society organisations and labour federations have called for the electoral system to be reformed — in line with a court ruling — to give more voice to the disenfranchised and allow them to hold elected public representatives to account.

They told a meeting of the ministerial advisory committee on SA’s electoral system that the proportional representation (PR) system was completely unsustainable and had given rise to patronage within political parties...

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