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.
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.
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.
More than 55 000 people registered for the 2021 local government elections in Limpopo on the first day of the registration weekend.
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.
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.
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 Cyril Ramaphosa says he is deeply saddened by the tragic death of City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Jolidee Matongo.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised the people of Soweto their electricity will soon be a thing of the past.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has launched its election campaign and also unveiled its candidates in the eThekwini Metro in Durban.
A total of 1577 voting stations will be open across the Western Cape during this weekend's final voter registration weekend.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will be hosting its voter registration weekend on Saturday and Sunday across the country.
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.
The Electoral Commission has urged South Africans to come out in their numbers and take advantage of this weekend's voter registration drive.