IEC unanimously endorses the Moseneke report which recommends postponement of local polls

23 July 2021, 2:25 PM
Chair of the IEC Glen Mashinini says they will now have a meeting with CoGTA Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the national treasury as well as political parties to communicate its decision that the elections be postponed.
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IEC says voters can continue to register online despite postponement of registration weekend 23 July 2021, 7:27 PM

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.

VIDEO: IEC announces decision on 2021 Local Government Elections 23 July 2021, 2:05 PM

The Electoral Commission (IEC) is announcing its decision regarding the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE 2021) meant to be held on 27 October 2021.

IEC to make final decision on whether elections will go ahead 23 July 2021, 5:00 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will on Friday make a final decision on whether the October Local government Elections will take place or not.

IEC to engage Political Party Liaison Committee on Moseneke’s report recommending that local polls be postponed 22 July 2021, 5:00 AM

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Reasons behind Moseneke Inquiry’s proposal for postponement of LGE 2021 20 July 2021, 7:21 PM

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.

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Political killings in the Eastern Cape cripple many families 12 July 2021, 6:30 AM

The build up to the local government elections has already been blighted by seemingly politically motivated murders in the ranks of the ANC.

IEC Western Cape says it will closely monitor COVID-19 developments ahead of LGE 9 July 2021, 4:45 PM

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.

IFP calls for elections to be postponed to May 2022 3 July 2021, 7:51 AM

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.

ICASA to consult with commercial and community broadcasters to carry election broadcasts 2 July 2021, 8:02 PM

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.

UDM, PAC propose postponement of local polls to March 2 July 2021, 12:20 PM

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has proposed that Local elections be postponed to between March and April next year.

VIDEO | Justice Moseneke Inquiry – Day 5 2 July 2021, 9:09 AM

The hearings into the feasibility of holding South Africa's local government elections amid the COVID-19 have resumed.

LIVE | Justice Moseneke Inquiry – Day 4 1 July 2021, 7:47 AM

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.

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It is possible to hold elections under safe conditions for voters: Maimane 30 June 2021, 5:37 PM

The Justice Moseneke Inquiry has heard that postponing the October 27th local government elections will seriously impact the running of municipalities.

Local Government Elections should go ahead as planned: Media Monitoring Africa 30 June 2021, 12:41 PM

Media Monitoring Africa says the Local Government Elections should go ahead as planned with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.

Some experts warn against election postponement 30 June 2021, 1:51 AM

Some experts have warned of possible further election postponements if the October Local Government Elections (LGE) are postponed.

Health NGOs warn against holding Local Government Elections in October 29 June 2021, 7:08 AM

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.

IEC to approach Electoral Court to postpone Wednesday’s by-elections 28 June 2021, 6:40 PM

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.

VIDEO | Moseneke Inquiry into free and fair Local Government Elections, Part 2 28 June 2021, 12:07 PM

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.

IEC CEO Sy Mamabolo makes presentations at Moseneke Inquiry 28 June 2021, 11:21 AM

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.

VIDEO: Inquiry into free and fair Local Government Elections begins 28 June 2021, 9:08 AM

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.

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Inquiry into free, fairness local polls kicks off on Monday 28 June 2021, 5:00 AM

The inquiry will hear oral submissions from the Electoral Commission, as well as representatives from the Health Department and health NGOs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology to study youth’s lack of interest in voting 24 June 2021, 6:35 AM

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology Journalism Department says they will be researching why many young people show a lack of interest in voting.

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Political parties divided on how to conduct election campaigns 20 June 2021, 7:38 AM

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.

Maimane to participate in Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections during COVID-19 12 June 2021, 1:45 PM

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.

Schools must close with immediate effect, says Malema giving Minister just 7 days to act 10 June 2021, 5:42 PM

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.

Upcoming elections will be the most complex in history of SA: IEC 9 June 2021, 1:03 PM

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.

IEC to virtually launch 2021 LGE today 9 June 2021, 5:46 AM

The Electoral Commission (IEC) will today virtually launch the 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE).

COVID-19 pandemic ANC’s first real test since establishment: Ramaphosa 29 May 2021, 7:58 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the COVID-19 pandemic is the African National Congress' (ANC) first real test since its establishment.

Overall crime rate in Gauteng decreases by over 14%: Police 28 May 2021, 4:02 PM

The overall crime rate in Gauteng decreased by over 14% for the period January to March this year.

Google says it’s working hard to curb misinformation and fake news 25 May 2021, 8:45 PM

Technology giant GOOGLE says it is working hard to curb misinformation and fake news on its platforms.