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Unit 10: The influence of the constitution on South African Law. Simla Naidoo a South African teacher is a registered voter. She lives and works in the United Kingdom. She brought an urgent application to the pta high court in which she contended that certain sections of the electoral act 73 of 1998 are unconstitutional as they violate the equal treatment and the right to vote of citizens living abroad. It was argued that some South African citizens living abroad were entitled to vote in the April 2009 elections and some others were not. It was said in the section 33(1) provides special votes by certain groups of South Africans living abroad. The Pretoria high court ruled that the sections of the electoral act referred to, are indeed unconstitutional. The minister of home affairs opposed the application of Simla and applied to the constitutional court for permission to appeal against the ruling of the Pretoria high court. The constitutional court ruled
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  • Fall '15
  • Law, Constitutional court, Civil union

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