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Removing indelible ink from thumbs breach of Electoral Act

8 May 2019, 4:32 PM

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the Electoral Commission, Sy Mamabolo has sent a stark warning to voters over breaching the Electoral Act by removing the ink from their thumbs. Mamabolo says this is a punishable offence, and those convicted are liable to a 10-year jail sentence. “The indelible ink is one of the security checks built […]

COPE calls for changes in Electoral Act

30 October 2018, 9:48 PM

One of the parliamentary opposition parties, the Congress of the People (COPE)  has called for the changes in the Electoral Act to allow for a President to be elected directly by voters.

Buthelezi warns of acts of electoral fraud

5 May 2019, 9:21 PM

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has called on party members to be vigilant against acts of electoral fraud.  

Mazibuko urges active citizenry to take up electoral reform issue

31 July 2018, 9:57 PM

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament Lindiwe Mazibuko has called for an active citizenry to take up the matter of electoral reform even to the Constitutional Court.

Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais

28 December 2019, 11:04 PM

Mexico should stay out of Bolivian domestic affairs after the collapse last month of former leader Evo Morales’s Socialist government, Bolivia’s acting foreign minister Karen Longaric was quoted saying in an interview published on Saturday.

Sheila Senkubuge

DA wants to establish facts regarding Senkubuge’s citizenship

30 November 2019, 3:22 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) must explain how embattled Tshwane politician, Sheila Senkubuge was voted to council allegedly before she became a naturalised citizen.

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to journalists after being disqualified from running in local district's council elections in November.

Hong Kong excludes activist Joshua Wong from upcoming district poll

29 October 2019, 12:35 PM

Hong Kong authorities disqualified prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Tuesday from taking part in upcoming district elections.

Botswana electoral commission refutes allegations of irregularities in votes delivery

20 October 2019, 2:15 PM

Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission has refuted allegations of irregularities in the delivery of external votes cast by expatriates in foreign countries.

Members of Tunisia's higher election committee announce the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tunisia.

Tunisia’s Ennahda party to lead fractured new parliament

10 October 2019, 6:02 AM

Though Ennahda came first, it has 17 fewer seats than it won in the last parliamentary election in 2014, when it came second to a secular coalition which has since fallen apart.


SADC’s electoral advisory council is confident Mozambique is ready for elections

5 October 2019, 12:47 PM

The Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Electoral Advisory Council has expressed confidence that Mozambique is ready to conduct its elections scheduled for October 15.



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