ANC vows to remove individuals involved in irregular conduct in candidates nomination process

23 September 2021, 8:36 AM
The ANC in the Eastern Cape has vowed to take punitive measures against individuals found to have manipulated the system in order to secure themselves positions of councillor candidates for the local government elections.
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President Ramaphosa describes Jolidee Matongo’s passing as a huge blow 19 September 2021, 4:06 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the death of Joburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo as a huge blow. Ramaphosa was speaking during the last day of the voters' registration in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

Calm restored in KwaDambuza where clashes broke out between EFF and ANC members 19 September 2021, 3:17 PM

Situation is now calm at the Sakhamuzi Community Hall voting station in KwaDambuza area outside Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. This follows a clash between ANC and EFF members.  

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Malema on election campaign trail in KZN, tensions rise between ANC and EFF supporters 19 September 2021, 1:10 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema wraps up the final day of voter registration weekend by visiting some of the voting stations in Pietermaritzburg (PMB) in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. It is alleged that some ANC members have tried to block the EFF leader from monitoring voters' registration at one of the stations in KwaDambuza.

Limpopo expecting smooth LGE registered process on Sunday following protests on Saturday 19 September 2021, 12:31 PM

More than 55 000 people registered for the 2021 local government elections in Limpopo on the first day of the registration weekend.

Ramaphosa on ANC election campaign trail in Mbombela 19 September 2021, 11:30 AM

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to engage with communities of Tekwane South and KaMagugu near Mbombela in Mpumalanga as part of the party's election campaign.

IEC will have a hard task of delivering ballot papers: IEMSA 19 September 2021, 10:15 AM

The Institute of Election Management Services in Africa (IEMSA) says going to the local government elections, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) will face many challenges, including the distribution of ballot papers.

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IEC requests police intervention in voter registration areas effected by protests 19 September 2021, 8:20 AM

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says they have requested police to intervene nationally in problem areas during this voters' registration weekend.

President Ramaphosa saddened by Mayor Jolidee Matongo’s death 19 September 2021, 12:08 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is deeply saddened by the tragic death of City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Jolidee Matongo.

Ramaphosa promises to solve electricity crisis in Soweto 18 September 2021, 7:29 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised the people of Soweto their electricity will soon be a thing of the past.

ConCourt judgement in the IEC, DA matter delayed 18 September 2021, 4:45 PM

The Constitutional Court judgment in the matter between the Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been delayed. The decision was expected to be made at 3 pm on Saturday afternoon.

DA takes campaign trail to Langa 18 September 2021, 4:25 PM

The DA has taken its election campaign to the Cape Town suburb of Langa. Party leader John Steenhuisen and mayoral candidate Geordin Hill-Lewis have urged people in the area to register to vote so that the party councillor elect Alfred Magwaca could take up their issues.

LGE 2021 | IEC to use VMDs instead of ‘zip-zip machines” 18 September 2021, 2:01 PM

The upcoming local government election will be the first since 1998 where the so-called Zip-Zip machines won't be used. The machines were used to scan people's identity documents at voting stations. on Saturday, IEC announced the use of around 40 000 new Voter Management Devices (VMDs).

Malema visits Phoenix on EFF election campaign 18 September 2021, 1:30 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema is in Phoenix, north of Durban, on Saturday as the party continues its election campaign. Malema says as the EFF they are calling for peace across the Phoenix area.

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ACDP campaigns in Westbury, Johannesburg on Saturday 18 September 2021, 1:25 PM

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe's campaign trail has taken him to Westbury, in Johannesburg, ahead of the Local Government Elections.

IFPYB urges youth to register to vote, calls for 40% representation in government 18 September 2021, 1:20 PM

The Inkatha Freedom Party Youth Brigade (IFPYB) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is calling for 40% of youth to be represented in all spheres of government.

OSA will support a number of independent candidates: Maimane 18 September 2021, 11:22 AM

Leader of the One SA Movement, Mmusi Maimane says OSA will support a number of independent candidates, chosen by their communities, to stand for election as ward councillors in this year's Local Government Elections.

Ramaphosa kicks off ANC election campaign in Soweto on Saturday 18 September 2021, 11:00 AM

African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa, arrived in Soweto on Saturday morning to officially kick off the party's election campaign. The ANC NEC held a special meeting on Friday, in preparation for the voter registration weekend and to listen to some of the concerns about the candidates' lists that have been submitted to the Electoral Commission of South Africa.

IEC urges eligible voters to register for IDs and update their details online 18 September 2021, 10:14 AM

The  Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has encouraged eligible voters to go online and register or update their details this weekend. Over 23 000 voters' registration stations around the country have been opened from 8 am on Saturday.

LGE 2021: Home Affairs offices open on registration weekend for ID applications and collections 18 September 2021, 8:32 AM

Home Affairs offices throughout the country will be opened this weekend to assist those who will be applying for identity documents (IDs), including temporary, ones to enable them to register to vote.

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All necessary measures in place to ensure a smooth voters’ registration process: IEC in North West 18 September 2021, 7:15 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the North West says it has put all necessary measures in place to ensure a smooth voters' registration process. It says although parts of the province had experienced violent protests, they don't expect any disruptions.

IFP launches LGE campaign 17 September 2021, 5:38 PM

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)  has launched its election campaign and also unveiled its candidates in the eThekwini Metro in Durban.

1577 voting stations open in Western Cape this weekend for registrations 17 September 2021, 4:41 PM

A total of 1577 voting stations will be open across the Western Cape during this weekend's final voter registration weekend.

IEC in KZN ready for weekend’s voter registration 17 September 2021, 3:02 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says it is ready for the two-day voter registration ahead of the local government elections (LGE) on the 1st of November. 

Fast Facts on LGE 2021 voter’s registration 17 September 2021, 10:59 AM

The Electoral Commission (IEC) has urged South Africans to come out in their numbers and take advantage of the weekend's voter registration drive.  Below are some fast facts on the elections: 

Nelson Mandela Foundation urges voters to critically reflect on challenges the country is facing before voting 17 September 2021, 9:45 AM

Non-profit organisation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, has called on voters to critically reflect on the challenges the country is facing before making their mark.

Residents in Limpopo municipalities upbeat about elections, concerned about service delivery 17 September 2021, 9:13 AM

Some residents in disbanded and newly-established local municipalities in Limpopo say while they are enthusiastic about voting in the November 1 Local Government Elections, they are still concerned about service delivery.

IEC to request that election day be declared a public holiday 17 September 2021, 7:13 AM

Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says they have written to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to ask him to facilitate a request to the President that election day, November 1, be declared a public holiday.

Home Affairs’ offices will be open this weekend for ID collections 16 September 2021, 8:12 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will be hosting its voter registration weekend on Saturday and Sunday across the country.

ANC hopes to recover metros it failed to obtain outright majority in 2016 16 September 2021, 5:44 PM

The party's Head of Elections, Fikile Mbalula has singled out Ekurhuleni as its best case study, saying it has been the best ANC run municipality since the 2016 local government elections. 

IEC urges South Africans to take advantage of weekend’s voter registration drive 16 September 2021, 4:02 PM

The Electoral Commission has urged South Africans to come out in their numbers and take advantage of this weekend's voter registration drive.