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This case will impact constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, and electoral law in the sense that it will likely remain for a long time the leading case on independent candidates in South Africa. This is an important question that has also been raised elsewhere, like it did recently in Namibia. In both South Africa and Namibia, the question was raised as to the desirability of independent candidates. With the decision in NNM, the Constitutional Court has enabled South Africa to join nations like Namibia in permitting independent candidates.