The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will meet this weekend to decide what the next step is after it failed to convince the Constitutional Court that there's a need to postpone this year's local government elections to February 2022.
The Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the IEC to ensure it holds municipal polls between 27 October and 1 November this year.
"The implications of the Constitutional Court judgment means that the Commission is now required to ensure that it prepares for an election to be held by 1 November 2021.
"In line with the orders of the Constitutional Court, the Commission will make announcements relating to the electoral programme on Monday," said the IEC in a statement.
The Commission said a meeting with the National Party Liaison Committee will also be convened on an urgent basis to chart the way forward.
The ConCourt also ordered the IEC to organise a new voter registration weekend to ensure that voters who missed out on registering are given another opportunity.