/ 2 March 2024

New parties will have to number the numbers to play the 29 May election game

South Africans Head To The Polls For By Elections In Durban
Barrier to entry: The IEC and constitutional court remain firm in their decision about proof of support and deposits required for small parties to be able to contest the elections. Photo: Darren Stewart/Getty Images
The electoral commission’s decision will weed out the one-man-and-a-TikTok-account parties clogging up the ballot paper

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