CAPE TOWN More clouds than sun. Mild.

MIN15
MAX18
7 day
  • Tuesday 13-15°c Passing showers. More sun than clouds. Cool. Passing showers. More sun than clouds. Cool.
    Wednesday 13-16°c Showers late. More sun than clouds. Cool. Showers late. More sun than clouds. Cool.
    Thursday 14-17°c Mostly sunny. Mild. Mostly sunny. Mild.
    Friday 12-19°c More sun than clouds. Mild. More sun than clouds. Mild.
    Saturday 14-19°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Sunday 13-22°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
More News

'Hectic day' at usually quiet voting station - Dobsonville IEC officer

2016-08-03 20:49
Local elections 2016 get underway. (News24)

Johannesburg - The voting station at Nokuphila Clinic in Dobsonville saw its biggest voter turnout in over 20 years, the IEC’s presiding officer said on Wednesday.

"It's been a very hectic day. This is a quiet voting station, but this time it was awesome," Sindi Sekoele said, with a proud smile on her face.

She worked with a group of young, eager locals who did not look as though they had been on their feet since the early hours of Wednesday morning.

While instructing the volunteers to start taking down the IEC’s banner, Sekoele told News24 that they had been busy from 07:00, when the station opened, until it closed at 19:00.

The speculation in the days preceding election day that people were not keen to vote was clearly wrong, she said.

There were 2 359 registered voters at the station, and she estimated that about 80% of them had voted.

"I think that we are standing at almost 2 000. That's a big achievement. It doesn't matter who people voted for," she said.

The only real hiccup her station had experienced during the day was running out of ballot papers. This caused a slight delay for voters while they waited for the area manager to bring more.

- Find everything you need to know about the 2016 Local Government Elections at our News24 Elections site, including the latest news and detailed, interactive maps for how South Africa has voted over the past 3 elections, or download the app for iOS and Android.

Read more on: iec  |  local elections 2016

More In This Category
IEC announces by-election date

The IEC has announced a date for municipal ward by-elections.

ANC Limpopo urges party to rebuild, dismisses early conference talk

The ANC in Limpopo has vowed to reform itself and has urged branches to focus on rebuilding instead of holding an early special conference or consultative conference.

3 more arrests for slain DA councillor, partner

Three more people have appeared in court in connection with the murders of DA councillor Johannes Baatjies and his business partner, the Northern Cape Hawks have said.

ANC 'colluding' MEC in hung councils hits back at IFP

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has hit back at the Inkatha Freedom Party which has accused her of working with the ANC to stall processes in hung municipalities.

News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SPREE  |