LSSA fields election observer team

August 29th, 2016

Election observerCompiled by Barbara Whittle

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) fielded a team of over 300 attorney election observers at the local government elections on 3 August 2016. The LSSA was to provide a preliminary report to the Electoral Commission (IEC) within 48 hours of the close of the polls and then a full report by 12 August.

The week before the elections, on 27 July, LSSA Co-chairpersons Jan van Rensburg and Mvuso Notyesi attended the launch of the National Results Operations Centre for 2016 Municipal Elections at the Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria. Later that evening they addressed a networking session of the National Press Club on the LSSA election observer mission.


Compiled by Barbara Whittle, communication manager, Law Society of South Africa,

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2016 (Sept) DR 12.