The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says while it has postponed the national voter registration weekend scheduled for July 31 and August 1, voters can continue to register to vote on its virtual platform.
The Electoral Commission (IEC) is announcing its decision regarding the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE 2021) meant to be held on 27 October 2021.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will on Friday make a final decision on whether the October Local government Elections will take place or not.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is set to consult with the Political Party Liaison Committee on Thursday to discuss Justice Dikgang Moseneke's report calling for the postponement of the country's municipal elections.
Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has released his recommendations on holding a free and fair local government election following an inquiry into the matter. He is advising that the upcoming LGE 2021 be pushed forward by four months to February 2022.
The build up to the local government elections has already been blighted by seemingly politically motivated murders in the ranks of the ANC.
The IEC in the Western Cape says it is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in the country, in the run-up to local government elections, expected to be held in October.
Inkatha Freedom Party leader Velenkosini Hlabisa says while his party is ready to go the elections, he believes it is better to err on the side of caution and hold the elections in May next year.
Communications authority, ICASA, has said that it will try to consult with other commercial and community broadcasters to carry Public Election Broadcasts (PEB’s) should the elections proceed in October.
United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has proposed that Local elections be postponed to between March and April next year.
The hearings into the feasibility of holding South Africa's local government elections amid the COVID-19 have resumed.
Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke will continue hearing submissions at Centurion in Gauteng into whether free and fair Local Government Elections can be held under COVID-19.
The Justice Moseneke Inquiry has heard that postponing the October 27th local government elections will seriously impact the running of municipalities.
Media Monitoring Africa says the Local Government Elections should go ahead as planned with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.
Some experts have warned of possible further election postponements if the October Local Government Elections (LGE) are postponed.
Health NGOs Health Justice Initiative (HJI) and People's Health Movement (PHM) have warned that holding the local government elections in October will be risky.
The commission says it took the decision to seek the court's approval to postpone the by-elections at an emergency meeting after the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of additional Level 4 lockdown measures to help curb the third wave currently gripping the country.
The Electoral Commission’s (IEC) CEO Sy Mamabolo has outlined four points of contestation amongst political parties as regards to whether it is possible to hold free and fair elections on the 27th of October. He was speaking earlier at the start of the Moseneke Inquiry into free and fair local government elections. The inquiry continues.
Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) CEO Sy Mamabolo has outlined four points of contestation amongst political parties on whether it is possible to hold free and fair elections on October 27. Mamabolo is presenting before retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.
Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s inquiry on Free and Fair Local Government Elections during the COVID-19 pandemic will kick off its public hearings on Monday.
The inquiry will hear oral submissions from the Electoral Commission, as well as representatives from the Health Department and health NGOs.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology Journalism Department says they will be researching why many young people show a lack of interest in voting.
Political parties are still divided on how to conduct their election campaigns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The political space has even become smaller with the country now on adjusted Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown, which allows a gathering of only 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
One South Africa Movement leader, Mmusi Maimane has confirmed that he has been invited by former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to participate in the Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections During COVID-19.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has given the Department of Basic Education seven days to close down all schools or face a forceful total shutdown. He was briefing the media in Johannesburg on Thursday.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo says the 2021 upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) will be the most complex in the history of democratic South Africa.
The Electoral Commission (IEC) will today virtually launch the 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE).
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the COVID-19 pandemic is the African National Congress' (ANC) first real test since its establishment.
The overall crime rate in Gauteng decreased by over 14% for the period January to March this year.
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