Special voters have one more day to apply

2014-04-16 15:59

Applications for special votes in the 7 May general elections close on Thursday, government has announced.

IEC: One candidate objection upheld

2014-04-15 20:53

Only one objection to candidates on political parties' lists has been upheld, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

Can I vote with a new ID card?

2014-04-15 10:37

This year the passport to voting in the 7 May general election will be your green barcoded ID book.

IFP: Tlakula must stay for now for sake of elections

2014-04-15 07:10

The IFP has distanced itself from a call by some opposition parties for IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula to resign, saying she should remain for now in the interest of free, fair and stable elections.

Prisoners take dept to court

2014-04-11 10:34

Prisoners who cannot afford identity documents but want to vote have approached the High Court in Pretoria for help, a report says.

Election news wrap-up: 8 April

2014-04-08 17:11

Here's a summary of what made headlines today in the world of South African election news.

IEC employees threaten to strike

2014-04-06 10:46

Employees of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) have threatened to strike unless chairperson Pansy Tlakula is removed before the election on 7 May, says a report.

Calls for Tlakula's resignation malicious - ANC

2014-04-03 14:52

The ANC has expressed concern over statements by political parties calling on the Electoral Commission of SA's chairperson Pansy Tlakula to resign.

ANC takes 5 wards in by-elections

2014-04-03 10:31

The ANC won five wards and the DA won four wards in municipal by-elections held in nine wards across five provinces, the IEC says.

By-elections go smoothly

2014-04-02 22:27

The by-elections held across five provinces on Wednesday went well and were without incident, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

TAU SA objects to Zuma candidacy

2014-04-02 07:11

Tau SA has lodged an objection against President Jacob Zuma as a candidate in the 7 May general elections, the agriculture union says.

Tlakula has 7 days to resign - Malema

2014-04-01 16:29

Opposition parties will initiate legal proceedings against the Independent Electoral Commission of SA if chairperson Pansy Tlakula does not resign, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Tlakula should step down for now - Agang

2014-03-27 14:01

Agang SA has urged IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula to step down until after the elections, in the interest of a free and fair election.

Former ANC councillor's car torched

2014-03-26 22:10

A former ANC councillor's car has been set a light at his farm in Gluckstadt near Vryheid.

Home affairs ready for elections

2014-03-26 17:52

The home affairs department says it is ready to assist the Electoral Commission of SA with the upcoming national elections.

Election lists to be made public

2014-03-26 12:14

Lists of candidates for the 7 May general election will be available for public inspection from Friday, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said.

Eyes on KwaMashu by-elections

2014-03-25 16:53

KwaZulu-Natal will see voters turn out to elect six ward councillors across the province in what could be the final by-elections before the national election on 7 May.

Election campaign intensifies

2014-03-22 11:56

With 45 days to go before the national elections, political parties have intensified their campaigning.

Treasury report clears me, Tlakula says

2014-03-19 10:32

A National Treasury report into the procurement process for the Electoral Commission of SA's head office does not accuse chairperson Pansy Tlakula of corruption, she has said.

Attack on Madonsela shameful - archbishop

2014-03-18 14:42

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has criticised a group of religious leaders who attacked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

4 parties yet to comply to pre-election rules - IEC

2014-03-18 05:30

Four political parties have not yet fully complied with pre-election rules and may be excluded from the poll, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

26 000 expats to vote this year

2014-03-14 14:29

The IEC says approximately 26 000 voters have submitted VEC10 forms applying to vote outside of SA.

Madonsela SABC report scandalous - clerics

2014-03-13 16:55

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is obsessed with vilifying him, a group of religious leaders say.

Forensic investigator makes Agang SA's list

2014-03-13 08:19

Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan has made the Parliamentary list of Agang SA.

List submissions went well - IEC

2014-03-12 20:38

The submission of candidate lists by political parties went well, the Electoral Commission of SA says.


75 000 special votes so far - IEC

2014-04-16 14:33

Just over 75 000 applications for special votes have been approved so far, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said.

Still no response from Tlakula - Holomisa

2014-04-15 14:18

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has failed to respond to some opposition parties' call for her to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.


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No response from Tlakula - Holomisa

2014-04-14 18:29

Opposition parties have received no communication from IEC chair Pansy Tlakula regarding their call for her to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

Zuma calls for peaceful elections in KZN

2014-04-09 09:25

President Jacob Zuma has urged political parties in KwaZulu Natal to work with the IEC to ensure that peaceful elections take place.

IEC employees barred from striking

2014-04-08 05:30

Employees of the Electoral Commission of SA cannot go on strike, the organisation says.

ANC welcomes by-election results

2014-04-03 15:53

The ANC says the results of this week's by-elections have confirmed the public's confidence in the ruling party.

IEC announces procedures for special votes

2014-04-03 11:11

Applications for special votes for the May general election will open next week, the IEC has announced.

40 objections to candidates - IEC

2014-04-03 05:30

The Electoral Commission of SA has received about 40 objections to National Assembly and provincial legislature election candidates.

Election map shows ANC support loss

2014-04-02 12:00

The support for the African National Congress has fallen significantly over the last five years.

Malema: IEC had potential to 'sleep with politicians'

2014-04-01 19:28

The Electoral Commission of SA should be scrutinised to determine whether it was conducting business with politically aligned companies, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Elections app fosters political accountability

2014-04-01 14:00

The national elections this year will be closely watched as commentators and politicians analyse the support for the ruling party after 20 years of democracy.

ANC wins 3 of 5 wards in KZN by-elections

2014-03-27 12:29

The ANC has won three of the five wards contested in municipal by-elections in KwaZulu-Natal, according to results released by the IEC.

Madonsela stands her ground on Nkandla report

2014-03-26 22:10

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has stood her ground regarding her handling of the Nkandla report, amid attacks by ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani in Parliament.

Dagga Party still has high hopes

2014-03-26 14:15

The Dagga Party of South Africa says it is highly disappointed by not making the necessary deadline to contest in this year's elections.

Four parties don't make deposit deadline

2014-03-25 20:21

The IEC says four of the 33 parties who'd registered for the 7 May elections have not made the deadline for paying their deposits.

Tlakula 'spent R1m on pot plant holders'

2014-03-23 14:00

An investigation into the IEC’s multi-million-rand lease agreement has found that R1m was spent on 400 steel pot plant containers while almost R900 000 was spent on furniture for Pansy Tlakula’s office, a report says.

Elections 2014: FF+ tops ballot list

2014-03-19 13:26

The Freedom Front Plus will top the 2014 general elections ballot paper, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said.

IEC procurement process 'not fair'

2014-03-19 03:45

The procurement process by the IEC in acquiring its office park was not fair, transparent or cost-effective, a report by the Treasury has indicated.

Voting #selfies not allowed

2014-03-18 14:08

If you thought of taking a selfie on election day whilst voting, think again - you might end up in jail.

Malema confident about list

2014-03-17 17:06

EFF leader Julius Malema says he is confident about the list of candidates the party has submitted to the Electoral Commission of SA.

IEC checking election data

2014-03-14 12:11

The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) is sifting through their data to determine how many parties will contest the 7 May elections, it says.

Madonsela poisoning SA - religious leaders

2014-03-13 13:07

Some Christian religious leaders have criticised Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, accusing her of "poisoning the atmosphere" in the country.

NFP ready for 2014 elections

2014-03-12 22:10

The National Freedom Party will contest the general elections for the first time this year.

EFF loses sleep over election money - Malema

2014-03-12 19:12

Julius Malema says the EFF used the money made from selling berets, T-shirts, posters, and donations from members to pay the deposit fee to contest the general elections.

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