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Electoral Amendment Bill: Independent candidates’ requirements still under debate

Electoral Amendment Bill discussions continue as requirements for independent candidates dominates meeting. One of the hot topics that are currently occupying the minds of South...

Why Bfn voters stayed away from the polls

During this week’s local government elections South Africa has seen one of the lowest voter turnouts in the history of its young democracy, and...

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,...

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 ‘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...

IEC registration week to kick start

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will kick start its registration week for the upcoming November Municipal by-elections this weekend. OFM News reports, at least four...

By-elections underway in Maluti A Phofung.

All 91 voting stations opened in time without any disturbance for today's by-elections in the Maluti-a-Phofung local municipality. According to OFM News field correspondent Tumelo...

Two FS municipal by-elections in full swing

The by-elections in the Moqhaka and Matjhabeng Local Municipalities in the Free State are in full swing. This after ward 20 in Moqhaka and ward...

Magashule dismisses ‘poison plot’ as ‘nonsense’

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has dismissed a Sunday Times report alleging that businessman Chris Ackeer, described in the story as Magashule’s right-hand man,...

Opposition satisfied with Metsimaholo results

The EFF and DA are satisfied with the results of the Metsimaholo by-elections in the Free State, despite objections raised by the parties with...

Infographs: Breakdown of 2016 Municipal electoral candidates in the Free State

Just over 61 000 candidates will appear on the ballot papers across the country during the 2016 Municipal Elections on 3 August. According to the...

Both ID documents and smart cards accepted during registration

ALZANE NARRAIN Current identity documents as well as the new smart card ID will be accepted when people register for next year's general election. The...