The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the final report of Statistics South Africa has found that the use of the Section 24A votes posed negligible risks of double voting in the general elections.
The mining sector continues to take strain. Statistics SA data shows mining production decreased by 1.1% year-on-year in March.
The voters’ roll it has shown steady growth of over 47% and contains the highest number of registered voters to date.
Stats SA data shows mining production decreased by 3.3% year-on-year in January as pressure on the sector continues.
According to Stats SA, the South African economy grew by 1,4% in the fourth quarter of 2018 contributing to an overall growth rate of 0,8% for the entire year.