Deadline for submission of lists for the 2014 elections is nearing – 5pm 12th March 2014.
There are two things the DDF need at this point – 830 Candidates (see list below) and R605 000.
These are both difficult goals to achieve at short notice.
Below is a list of Candidates required from each province and nationally.
National Assembly National Regional Provincial Total
National Assembly 200 200 400
Regional 200 200
EC 26 63 89
FS 11 30 41
GT 48 73 121
Kzn 40 80 120
Limpopo 19 49 68
Mpl 15 30 45
NW 13 30 43
NC 5 33 38
WC 23 42 65
Total 400 430 830
The way it works is each of those numbers is a list of that many (or fewer) candidates.
There is a list for 200 nationally allocated seats and 9 lists for 200 regionally allocated seats (see above for distribution), together making up the 400 seats in the national assembly. That is for the elections for the National Assembly.
Then there are 9 lists for the 9 Provincial assemblies, in total 430 seats. This is for the Provincial Assemblies elections.
The two together total 830 seats. If we can we would like 830 names, one candidate for each of those 830 seats.
To qualify for the regional or provincial lists you must reside and vote in one of the 9 provinces and your name can appear on the list for that region/province. To qualify for the national list, you can reside and vote anywhere in South Africa. In both cases you must be a registered voter, not have been sentenced to a prison term without the option of a fine or have served such a sentence in the past (we think) 5 years, not be an un-rehabilitated insolvent and be of sound mind.
If you qualify on those counts and wish to be listed as a candidate on our lists then complete and sign an Appendix 5 form (available from the IEC web site or Appendix 5 for CandidateAcceptance&Undertaking (in .doc format) and return it to the DDF c/o johnadrianbarri at gmail dot com) before Friday 7th March, along with a copy of your ID page with bar-code and photograph and a CV with photograph. If we receive this after 7th but before 12th, we will try to include you if the lists are still open.
This is a chance to serve society and your fellows in a meaningful way.
Regarding the R605 000 – we hope the Constitutional Court will intervene but none the less are trying to meet that requirement. So if you or anyone you know has some spare cash lying around – contact us at johnadrianbarri at gmail dot com and we will tell you what to do with it.