In addition, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) also said a political party contesting the polls needed to pay a total of R605 000.
Registration for Parliament is R200 000 and R45 000 for each of the provincial legislatures. So far, 299 political parties have been registered. However, only 34 or 35 will end up on the national ballot.
South Africans intending to vote outside the country or at embassies and consulates need to notify the Commission by tomorrow.
These voters must complete the notification form which is now available on the website of the IEC.