IEC working towards online voter registration

7 May 2021, 3:54 PM
The CEO of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Sy Mamabolo, says the commission is working towards enabling online voter registration.
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North West residents up in arms over new municipal demarcations 14 May 2021, 3:08 PM

The flow of traffic has been severely affected on the N18 linking South Africa and Botswana through the Ramatlabama Border near Mahikeng in the North West.

Don’t use COVID-19 as excuse to shelve local polls, urges Minister Dlodlo 3 May 2021, 1:07 PM

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the COVID-19 pandemic should not be used as an excuse to postpone local government elections in October. 

Malema urges South Africans to fight for the land 27 April 2021, 3:25 PM

EFF leader, Julius Malema, says if freedom is anything to be celebrated - it must mean that all citizens have access to the land. He says it's uncalled for that 90% of the land is still in the hands of the minority groups.

Participating in elections is an opportunity to get rid of corrupt leaders: Ramaphosa 27 April 2021, 1:30 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reminded South Africans that participating in Local Government Elections will give them an opportunity to get rid of corrupt leaders.

Voters urged to actively participate in local government elections 24 April 2021, 10:56 AM

Professor Jaap de Visser from the University of the Western Cape's Dullah Omar Institute has called on voters to actively participate in the upcoming local government elections.

ANC ‘ready’ for Local Government Elections after winning big in by-elections 22 April 2021, 8:45 PM

The African National Congress (ANC)  says it is ready for the Local Government Elections. The party has emerged as the biggest winner in yesterday's by-elections.

IEC puts by-elections’ voter turnout at just over 40.6% 22 April 2021, 4:00 PM

In the wards contested, the ANC retained 10 wards and won two - one from the DA in Knysna in the Western Cape and one from the IFP in KwaMaphumulo in KwaZulu-Natal.

Holomisa questions timing of Ramaphosa’s election date announcement 22 April 2021, 12:22 PM

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has questioned the timing of President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of October 27, as the date for the Local Government Elections.

Political parties generally welcome President Ramaphosa’s LGE announcement 22 April 2021, 9:47 AM

Political parties have generally reacted positively to President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the Local Government Elections will be held on October the 27th. However, the date has not yet been proclaimed.

IEC to announce by-election results on Thursday 22 April 2021, 6:41 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is expected to announce the results of Wednesday's by-elections later on Thursday.

SA’s local government elections to be held on October 27: Presidency 21 April 2021, 8:53 PM

This will be the sixth time under South Africa's democratic dispensation that voters will elect leadership and public representatives at metropolitan, district and local level.

Voters trickle in at various voting stations 21 April 2021, 12:57 PM

Voters are trickling in at various voting stations in five municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal where by-elections are being held.

IEC cancels scheduled by-election in Buffalo City Metro’s Ward 20 21 April 2021, 6:49 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has cancelled Wednesday's scheduled by-election for ward 20 in the Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape.

IEC to launch online system to prevent double voting 20 April 2021, 7:50 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission is preparing to launch new management voting devices that will be used for the 2021 Local Government Elections.

Number of residents arrested for public violence in Winburg rises to 21 20 April 2021, 3:39 PM

The number of people arrested for public violence in Winburg in the Free State has risen to 21 from nine last week.

ANC KZN puts up united front as Ramaphosa leads by-election campaign in Hammersdale 16 April 2021, 8:00 AM

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal put up a united front when party President Cyril Ramaphosa led a by-election campaign in Hammersdale township west of Durban.

Frustrated Sol Plaatjie residents protest over poor service delivery 15 April 2021, 9:20 PM

Hundreds of Kimberley residents and its surrounding towns have marched to the offices of Premier Dr Zamani Saul in protest over poor service delivery by the Kimberley-based Sol Plaatje Municipality.

Action SA unveils digital election system 13 April 2021, 10:00 PM

With the 2021 Local Government Elections fast approaching, Action SA has unveiled a first of its kind candidate election process in the country.

Voter registration continues across parts of SA ahead of May by-elections 11 April 2021, 7:59 AM

Voter registration will continue on Sunday in parts of the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga ahead of by-elections on May 19.  

Sanco’s breakaway movement Isanco vows to change SA’s political landscape 10 April 2021, 6:53 PM

Sanco's breakaway movement, Independent South African National Civic Organisation (Isanco), says it will change the political landscape in the country.

Voter registration weekend expected to run smoothly ahead of by-elections in KZN 10 April 2021, 1:49 PM

The IEC in KwaZulu-Natal is optimistic that voter registration will run smoothly this weekend ahead of the May 19 by-election.

Elections amid COVID-19 possible, says DA rejecting call to postpone local polls 7 April 2021, 7:50 AM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has rejected the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) proposal that the local government elections be rescheduled to coincide with the general elections in 2024.

IEC ‘pulling out all the stops’ to assist political parties to comply with Party Act 1 April 2021, 6:15 PM

The Electoral Commission says it has done all it can to assist political parties comply with the Political Party Act that has come into effect today.

IEC urges registered political parties to sign-up to the Online Party Funding System 1 April 2021, 10:46 AM

The IEC has urged all registered political parties to sign-up to the Online Party Funding System.

Maimane calls for introduction of open list system for political parties 31 March 2021, 9:00 AM

One South Africa Movement leader Mmusi Maimane has made a number of proposals towards reforming South Africa's electoral system.

Malema reiterates call for local government elections’ postponement 30 March 2021, 6:35 PM

says that due to COVID-19, it won't be possible for many political parties to interact with voters during the campaign period.

People living with disabilities bemoan rights’ infringement, pin hopes on new party 21 March 2021, 4:50 PM

People Living with disabilities says their rights are infringed, they claim access to education, housing and basic services is still a challenge.  

Financial resources will dwindle after the Political Party Funding Act takes effect: Analyst 20 March 2021, 7:52 AM

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga has warned that the financial resources of many political parties will dwindle after the Political Party Funding Act takes effect on the first of next month.

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Forum 4 Service Delivery calls on government to continue with LGE 17 March 2021, 4:52 PM

Forum 4 Service Delivery has called on the government to continue with the Local Government Elections as planned.