Widespread municipal by-election set for Wednesday

7 August 2019, 9:34 AM
The largest by-election window since the 2016 Local Government Elections is taking place across South Africa on Wednesday, according to the Independent Electoral Commission.
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We respect right of parties to lodge complaints: ANC 11 May 2019, 9:55 AM

The ANC says it respects the rights of all other political parties and hopes that the IEC will attend to those parties' complaints. Twenty seven smaller political parties lodged objections with the IEC over alleged voting irregularities in the 2019 Elections.

ANC holding thin majority margin in Gauteng 11 May 2019, 9:17 AM

With only 27 voting districts in Gauteng still to declare results for the 2019 national and provincial elections in South Africa, the ANC is just holding on to the leadership of the province with 50.06% of the vote. The DA has 27.62% and the EFF 14.62%. As at 9am on Saturday 11 May, the IEC […]

Only Gauteng votes still outstanding for final 2019 elections result 11 May 2019, 7:49 AM

Results from 43 voting districts in Gauteng are the only totals needed to complete Elections 2019. 98.3% of voting districts in Gauteng have returned results, while all other 8 provinces have concluded counting national and provincial votes. The ANC leads the race for votes in Gauteng with 49.9%. 99.82% of all votes have been declared […]

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ANC fights for majority votes in Gauteng 11 May 2019, 7:45 AM

The ANC in Gauteng is fighting to obtain absolute majority in the province. With 97.22% of the voting districts having been declared, the ANC is at 49.95%, the DA at 27.7%, EFF at 14.45%, FF Plus at 3.59% and IFP at 0.88%.

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Statistician general to conduct investigation into alleged double voting 11 May 2019, 6:40 AM

The IEC has appointed the Statistician General to conduct an investigation into allegations of double voting. This follows disputes by some political parties alleging the 2019 elections were not free and fair.

Most registered voters abroad voted for DA 10 May 2019, 10:00 PM

Three out of every four South African who voted in special elections abroad on 27 April 2019 voted for the Democratic Alliance (DA). Results released by the IEC in Pretoria show that 14 802 people, representing 74.45% of all votes cast outside South Africa, voted for the DA, while the ANC secured 10.83% of the […]

Freedom Front Plus believes new support came from former DA voters 10 May 2019, 8:25 PM

Freedom Front PLus leader Pieter Groenewald believes the majority of new support for the party in the 2019 national and provincial elections came from voters disgruntled with the Democratic Alliance. The FF+ was able to more than double its representation in the National Assembly, increasing its seats from the 4 won in 2014 to a […]

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IEC in a tight spot over claims of voting irregularities 10 May 2019, 8:04 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has until 11am on Saturday to appoint an independent audit firm to investigate claims of voting irregularities.

Metro update: Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 10 May 2019, 7:33 PM

With 97.65 of the voting districts declared in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, the African National Congress is leading followed by the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters. For more visit elections.sabc.co.za/results-2019  

Metro update: eThekwini Metro 10 May 2019, 7:17 PM

With 75.11 of the voting districts declared in eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, the African National Congress is leading followed by the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters. For more visit: elections.sabc.co.za/results-2019

Metro update: Buffalo City Metro 10 May 2019, 6:21 PM

With 75.28 of the voting districts declared in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, the African National Congress is leading followed by the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters. For more results visit: elections.sabc.co.za/results-2019  

Top 3 parties in Mpumalanga 10 May 2019, 5:46 PM

With 99.83% of the voting districts declared in Mpumalanga, the African National Congress is leading followed by the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance. For more results, click here: elections.sabc.co.za/results-2019  

Top 3 parties in the Northern Cape 10 May 2019, 5:31 PM

With 100% of the voting districts declared in the Northern Cape, the African National Congress is leading followed by the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters. Click here for more results: elections.sabc.co.za/results-2019    

Top 3 parties in Limpopo 10 May 2019, 5:20 PM

With 80.55% of the voting districts declared in Limpopo, the African National Congress is leading followed by the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance. Click here for more results: elections.sabc.co.za/results-2019  

KZN church leaders want tough sanctions against electoral fraudsters 10 May 2019, 4:44 PM

Church leaders in KwaZulu-Natal are calling on authorities to give a fitting sentence to those who will be found guilty of electoral fraud.

At least 17 new EFF members in National Assembly 10 May 2019, 3:42 PM

Author: Dr Collette Schulz-Herzenberg The EFF are projected to win 10.7% of the national vote share, almost doubling its number of seats from 25 to 42. Looking at the candidates from the party’s list submitted to the IEC, the following EFF members will take up seats in the National Assembly.   1 JULIUS SELLO MALEMA 2 […]

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DA retains control of W Cape, won’t need coalitions 10 May 2019, 2:25 PM

With counting almost completed in the Western Cape after the general elections, the Democratic Alliance (DA) appears to have retained control of the province and should not need to seek coalitions with other parties.

#SAElections2019 | Election 2019 analysis with CSIR 10 May 2019, 9:55 AM

SABC News speaks to Dr Ndumiso Cingo from the CSIR as counting of the 2019 election results continues in South Africa. South Africans went to the polls on Wednesday, 8 May 2019.

The race for mentions: #SAElections2019 visualised 9 May 2019, 10:16 PM

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is working closely with SABC News during the Elections period, not only calculating predictions for the race for votes and race for seats, but also providing a wealth of data relating to the social media side of the elections.

EFF, DA denounce IEC’s inefficiency in the North West 9 May 2019, 6:46 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the rural Moses Kotane Local Municipality in Mogwase in the North West say the IEC needs to improve the system of voting.

Police confirm arrest of 20 people for double-voting 9 May 2019, 6:40 PM

Twenty people are now confirmed to have been arrested in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng for voting more than once.

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E Cape DA impressed with party’s performance 9 May 2019, 6:15 PM

Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape says the party is impressed with its performance.

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Which party’s performance was most disappointing? 9 May 2019, 5:19 PM

Predicting election outcomes is usually left up to pollsters who conduct surveys as close to the election as possible. These results reflect sentiment and are used to represent the outcome.

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The Race for Seats 9 May 2019, 2:27 PM

South Africa has a “Proportional Represention” system for allocating votes in the National and Provincial legislatures.

‘Land reform stance may have caused COPE’s loss of support’ 9 May 2019, 1:15 PM

The Congress of the People's support has continued to drop with the party falling from 0.6% to 0.3% since the 2014 elections with 33% of the national voting districts declared. This is a far cry from the days of the party that garnered over 7% of the vote countrywide when it first contested the 2009 elections.

ANC might have opportunity to reform and revive the party: Analyst 9 May 2019, 12:20 PM

South Africans went to the polls of Wednesday and counting of votes is currently underway.

Mantashe confident in IEC 9 May 2019, 12:09 PM

African National Congress national chairperson Gwede Mantashe says he has confidence in the Electoral Commission of South Africa.

IEC to closely monitor Bergville results: CEO 9 May 2019, 12:05 PM

Electoral Commission CEO Sy Mamabolo says the IEC encountered some issues in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.

ANC, DA EFF – first social media comments as results trickle in 9 May 2019, 11:02 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)  posted their comments on social media as election results started trickling in early on Thursday morning. The ANC is currently leading in eight of the nine provincesin South Africa with 54.85% of the national votes , with 30.75% of the national votes counted. DA is […]

Three people to appear in court for elections related cases 9 May 2019, 10:05 AM

Three suspects arrested in Limpopo for two separate cases related to elections will appear in court on Thursday.