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2021 local elections: IEC expects 90% of results to be complete...

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it estimates that 90% of results in the 2021 local government elections will be completed by Tuesday evening. The...

Polls are closed, darkness returns: Eskom warns of load shedding ‘at...

Eskom on Tuesday morning warned that it may be forced to implement load shedding at short notice as the power system is “severely constrained”. Breakdowns In...

#Localelections: IEC in FS ready in case of load-shedding

The Independent Electoral Commission in the Free State has established contingency plans for any load-shedding possibilities. This is according to Free State IEC'S  spokesperson, Mathabo...

#Localelections: Don’t forget your pen and umbrella

Elections are here and while pens will be provided at stations, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) urge South Africans to take their own pens...

We answer your election FAQs

Local government elections are finally here. But a considerable amount of admin comes with it. Many have last-minute questions, such as where they can vote,...

#VoteSafe today at your local elections

The 2021 Municipal Elections have kicked off this morning and you may be wondering what to expect during a world pandemic. Here are some...

Soldiers could be deployed to assist police on voting day, says...

Police Minister Bheki Cele has revealed that the members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) could be deployed on voting day in light...

IEC state of readiness

As the date for the upcoming local elections is getting closer, some of the voters are wondering if a vaccination passport will be a...

IEC ‘surging ahead’ with elections prep as parties pledge to play...

The Electoral Code of Conduct, signed by parties, is aimed at creating a climate of tolerance, free political campaigning and open public debate. The Independent...

EFF concerned about further restrictions on gatherings ahead of local govt...

The EFF has reiterated its concerns over the country’s ability to conduct free, fair and safe local government elections in October amid fears over...

Report on if elections are feasible amid lockdown to be completed...

A final report, by former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke, on whether the current conditions during lockdown is conducive or not to hold free...

IEC appoints Moseneke to lead elections review panel

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has appointed former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke to lead a process to decide whether the country...

Voter registration weekend set for July

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced that voter registration for the upcoming local government elections will take place on 17 and 18 July. Zululand...

IEC in FS ready for municipal elections

Since the announcement of the dates for the Local Government Elections this year, talks of a third wave have been going around growing the...

R1.9bn budgeted for 2021 local government elections

Tabling a revised 2021-22 budget of R1.9 billion to cover the cost of running South Africa’s first post Covid-19 local government elections this year,...

IEC not ruling out postponement of local government elections

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is not ruling out the possibility of postponing the local government elections on 27 October this year. According to The...

ANC retains seats in Free State

The ANC has retained seats in both the Mangaung and Dihlabeng Municipalities in the Free State following municipal by-elections that were held on Thursday. OFM...

IEC announces by-election councillors

The Electoral Commission (IEC) expressed its gratitude for the peaceful and calm by-elections in the Free State earlier this week. This comes after four municipal...