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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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.

ANC currently leading in the national vote 9 May 2019, 9:07 AM

With 23% of voting districts declared, the ANC is leading with nearly 55% of the national vote.

DA currently leading in the Western Cape 9 May 2019, 8:10 AM

It's an early start at the IEC's results centre at Century City in the Western Cape, where results are slowly trickling in. IEC staff and very few party agents are present.

DA projected to once again take the Western Cape 9 May 2019, 8:08 AM

Author:    Collette Schulz-Herzenberg In 2014 the DA won the Western Cape outright, with 59% and 1,2 million votes. According to CSIR predictions, based on the current 39% of voting districts declared, the party is set to clinch a majority once again with a projected 56% of the provincial ballot. This means the DA will […]

Early results indicate EFF is growing: Ndlozi 9 May 2019, 7:30 AM

Counting has been completed in almost 10% of the voting districts nationwide. In the national race for votes at this early stage in the counting process, the ANC has 53% of the votes counted, the DA has under 30% and the EFF has over 7%.

‘Some people may have voted more than once’ 9 May 2019, 7:00 AM

Political parties in the Western Cape have raised concerns that some people voted more than once as the ink marker was easy to remove from fingers.

New political parties to benefit from dissatisfied voters 9 May 2019, 6:30 AM

A political analyst believes that new political parties will benefit through voters who are dissatisfied with their political parties.

Voting Results
Northern Cape leads the vote counting race 9 May 2019, 6:15 AM

As vote counting in the country continues and results from the different Voting Disctricts start coming in, the Northern Cape is ahead in the Voting Districts counted race.

EFF concerned about Western Cape racism claims 9 May 2019, 2:43 AM

The Economic Freedom Fighters is calling on the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) not to take likely the allegations of racism in Wellington, in the Western Cape.

IEC CEO Mosotho Moepye
IEC launches probe into alleged voting fraud 9 May 2019, 12:11 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission is investigating claims of multiple voting. Allegations of people having voted more than once at separate voting stations emerged earlier.

Vote counting underway 8 May 2019, 11:19 PM

Vote counting has begun in stations where all voters have cast their ballots, in a poll described as possibly the most important since the dawn of democracy in South Africa.

Young voters under-registered but remain an important and unpredictable force 8 May 2019, 11:01 PM

Author:  Dr Collette Schulz-Herzenberg Statistics SA 2018 population estimates show 11,7 million eligible voters are aged between 18-29, a third (33%) of all eligible voters. Yet, only 5.6 million are registered which means that less than half (49%) were entitled to vote in 2019. This is a substantial decrease from the previous 2014 elections, when […]

Number of registered voters actually declining in South Africa 8 May 2019, 10:40 PM

Author:  Nkoe A Montja The IEC in South Africa has always recorded an increasing number of voter during countrywide registration processes. In economics such an increase is called a “depreciating increase”, whereby one increase is always lower than the previous one. As expected, this would raise political party expectations coming into the voting outcomes. The […]

PICTURE GALLERY: SABC at ROC 8 May 2019, 9:44 PM

SABC at ROC by Slidely Photo Gallery

Polls officially closed 8 May 2019, 9:43 PM

Polling stations have officially closed across the country. However, voting will only stop once all South Africans, who were queuing at 9pm, have been assisted.

Voters
Long queues at eThekwini voting stations 8 May 2019, 8:59 PM

Long queues at voting stations in the eThekwini Municipality lasted for at least another two hours. That's the update from the IEC in KwaZulu-Natal.

Images of elections 2019 8 May 2019, 7:15 PM

South Africans headed out to various voting stations to cast their ballots in the country's sixth democratic elections, on 8 May.

Voting Stations
5 voting stations haven’t been open for voting 8 May 2019, 5:41 PM

The IEC says five voting stations have not been opened for voting.

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Elderly voter in Vaal dies 8 May 2019, 3:47 PM

Yet another elderly person has died while casting her vote at the Maqingwa primary school voting station in Bophelong in the Vaal. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon as many South Africans continue to vote in the 2019 National and Provincial polls.

ATM leader, Vuyolwethu Zungula
Smaller parties slam “unfair” media coverage 8 May 2019, 3:13 PM

African Transformation Movement (ATM), Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) and Land Party have raised their concern regarding media coverage from mainstream platforms.

Masina confident ANC will win Gauteng 8 May 2019, 1:55 PM

Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina says he is confident that the ANC will win Gauteng with an outright majority because there's leadership unity.

People brave rainy weather to vote: FF Plus leader 8 May 2019, 1:07 PM

Freedom Front Plus leader, Dr Pieter Groenewald, says he is impressed how people have braved the rainy and cold weather and turned out to voting stations to cast their votes.

Masutha satisfied with voting at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre 8 May 2019, 11:20 AM

Nearly 11 000 prisoners have registered to vote nationally in over 243 prisons. Gauteng has the highest registration rate with 2 962.

Mpumalanga’s Premier encourages residents to vote 8 May 2019, 10:45 AM

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni has encouraged the people of her province to come out in their numbers and vote for the party of their choice.

Pretoria West residents not discouraged by long queues, late opening 8 May 2019, 10:42 AM

The late opening of polling stations in and around Pretoria West did not discouraged people from standing in long queues and cast their vote in the end.

Mughonghoma village community threatens to boycott elections 8 May 2019, 10:01 AM

A group of community members at Mughonghoma village in Dzumeri outside Giyani in Limpopo say they will not be participating in Wednesday's general election despite a call by community leaders to end the election boycott.

IEC under pressure to deliver credible elections: Analyst 8 May 2019, 9:10 AM

As South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday, Political Analyst Mike Siluma says the IEC is under a lot of pressure. He says they need to be seen as having delivered an election that is free, fair and credible.

Security tight around polling stations 8 May 2019, 9:01 AM

Security is tight around polling stations across the country. In Gauteng, which has seen numerous service delivery protests and threats of election boycotts in the run up to Wednesday's polls, police have been put on high alert for any eventuality.

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IEC explains the absence of scanners during special votes 8 May 2019, 8:32 AM

IEC national spokesperson Kate Baphela says it is not compulsory to use scanners during special votes.

All systems go for election day: IEC 8 May 2019, 8:30 AM

Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) Spokesperson Kate Bapela says is it all systems go as South Africans cast their votes on Wednesday.