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.
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the COVID-19 pandemic should not be used as an excuse to postpone local government elections in October.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reminded South Africans that participating in Local Government Elections will give them an opportunity to get rid of corrupt leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is expected to announce the results of Wednesday's by-elections later on Thursday.
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 are trickling in at various voting stations in five municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal where by-elections are being held.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has cancelled Wednesday's scheduled by-election for ward 20 in the Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape.
The Independent Electoral Commission is preparing to launch new management voting devices that will be used for the 2021 Local Government Elections.
The number of people arrested for public violence in Winburg in the Free State has risen to 21 from nine last week.
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.
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.
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 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, Independent South African National Civic Organisation (Isanco), says it will change the political landscape in the country.
The IEC in KwaZulu-Natal is optimistic that voter registration will run smoothly this weekend ahead of the May 19 by-election.
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.
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.
The IEC has urged all registered political parties to sign-up to the Online Party Funding System.
One South Africa Movement leader Mmusi Maimane has made a number of proposals towards reforming South Africa's electoral system.
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 says their rights are infringed, they claim access to education, housing and basic services is still a challenge.
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.
Forum 4 Service Delivery has called on the government to continue with the Local Government Elections as planned.