ARTICLES RELATING TO IEC

DA takes ward from ANC in by-elections

2014-09-18 16:55

The African National Congress won 10 of the 11 wards contested in by-elections, with the Democratic Alliance winning one, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

Zuma asks for new IEC chair

2014-09-10 17:06

President Jacob Zuma has asked that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng begin the process of filling former IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's position following her resignation, the presidency says.

Tlakula 'did the right thing' by resigning

2014-09-03 13:09

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula did the right thing by resigning, but the controversy is regrettable and leaves behind an impressive legacy at the IEC, the DA says.

Holomisa: Tlakula has seen the light

2014-09-02 21:43

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has welcomed IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's resignation, but lamented the time it took for her to step down.

IEC: Tlakula's resignation end tumultuous time

2014-09-02 19:56

Pansy Tlakula's resignation as chairperson of the Electoral Commission signalled the end of a "particularly challenging and tumultuous period", the IEC has said.

IEC to deregister 21 parties

2014-08-22 13:08

The Electoral Commission of SA says it has warned 21 political parties that they will be deregistered if they fail to renew their registration before next week.

Former Cope treasurer appears for fraud

2014-08-18 18:56

Former Cope treasurer Hildagrade Ndude has made her 11th appearance in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

Tlakula ruling welcomed

2014-08-15 22:33

Opposition parties have welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling dismissing IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's application for leave to appeal against an Electoral Court ruling against her.

Parties claim victory in by-elections

2014-08-14 12:03

The DA has claimed victory in by-elections across South Africa, while the ANC says it was grateful to win eight wards, including three previously held by other parties.

No incidents in by-elections - IEC

2014-08-13 17:59

By-elections have been continuing without any glitches in 25 wards throughout the country, the IEC says.

By-elections: ANC wants DA councillor disqualified

2014-08-13 09:35

The ANC in Limpopo has called for the disqualification of a DA councillor accused of not being registered in the right ward to contest a by-election.

IEC under threat from ANC - Zille

2014-08-11 13:35

DA leader Helen Zille has questioned the ability of the Electoral Commission of SA to run free and fair municipal elections in 2016, saying it is under threat of becoming an ANC lapdog.

Multi-party forum files reply to Tlakula's appeal

2014-07-24 21:16

Political parties have filed answering papers in the Constitutional Court in reply to the appeal by Electoral Commission of SA chairperson Pansy Tlakula.

Ramphele 'raised R30m for Agang'

2014-07-11 12:02

Former Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele raised R30m in cash to establish the party, says the party’s outgoing spokesperson.

ANC, DA welcome by-election results

2014-07-03 10:45

The ANC and DA have thanked South Africans for participating in by-elections held in 20 wards across six provinces. The DA won 14 of the 20 wards.

Zuma considering Tlakula's leave request

2014-06-23 18:14

President Jacob Zuma is considering IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's request for special leave, the presidency has said.

Tlakula to ask Zuma for leave

2014-06-19 18:01

IEC chair Pansy Tlakula plans to ask President Jacob Zuma for a leave of absence following the Electoral Court's recommendation that she be removed from office.

Parties welcome Pansy Tlakula recommendation

2014-06-18 21:53

The Electoral Court has recommended that IEC chair Pansy Tlakula be removed from her position was welcomed by three of the parties who brought the application.

Court recommends Tlakula's removal

2014-06-18 13:22
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The Electoral Court has recommended that Electoral Commission of SA chairperson Pansy Tlakula be removed from her post.

IEC, politicians 'not a good mix'

2014-06-07 11:50

It was the "worst possible thing" to have the IEC connected to any politician, the Electoral Court has heard.

Counsel: Tlakula's past matters

2014-06-06 12:22

A person's past could make them unsuitable for a certain position, the Electoral Court sitting in the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

Necessary for IEC to move, court hears

2014-06-05 13:45

It was necessary for the IEC to move from its old offices to new premises in Centurion, the Electoral Court sitting in the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

'Misconduct' debated in Tlakula case

2014-06-04 14:05

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula cannot be punished for misconduct before she was appointed, the Electoral Court has heard in Johannesburg.

Voting stations open for by-elections

2014-05-28 07:22

Voting stations have opened for municipal by-elections in six wards across four provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

 

By-elections in 7 provinces

2014-09-16 12:33

Municipal by-elections are set to take place in seven provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA says, adding that a total of 63 000 voters are registered to vote in 65 voting districts.

Committee: Drop Tlakula hearing

2014-09-04 20:57

Following Pansy Tlakula's resignation, Parliament's home affairs portfolio committee will recommend that MPs abandon any formal consideration of the Electoral Court judgment against her.

Parly: Tlakula must send letter to Assembly

2014-09-03 10:43

Electoral Commission of SA chairperson Pansy Tlakula should send her letter of resignation to the National Assembly, the home affairs portfolio committee says.

EFF: Tlakula was a threat to democracy

2014-09-02 21:43
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The EFF has welcomed IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's resignation and said her departure was in the interests of democracy.

Pansy Tlakula resigns

2014-09-02 18:23
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The Independent Electoral Commission has confirmed that Advocate Pansy Tlakula has resigned from her position as chair of the IEC.

ANC accepts Tlakula court ruling

2014-08-20 05:00
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The ANC accepts the Constitutional Court's dismissal of IEC chair Pansy Tlakula's bid to appeal a ruling that her misconduct in 2009 warranted her removal from office.

IEC's integrity intact - Mashile

2014-08-16 15:47

The integrity of the Electoral Commission of SA as an institution supporting democracy remains intact, Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs says.

Tlakula's ConCourt application dismissed

2014-08-15 17:19

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's application for leave to appeal the Electoral Court's ruling that her misconduct in 2009 warrants her removal from office has been dismissed.

Zille has selective amnesia - ANC

2014-08-13 20:27
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The ANC has defended the Electoral Commission of SA following claims by DA leader Helen Zille that the institution was in danger of becoming another ruling party "lapdog".

Police, IEC monitor Mossel Bay after protests

2014-08-13 10:09

Police and IEC officials are reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation in Kwa Noqaba, Mossel Bay, as a municipal by-election is held amid violent protests in the town.

Over 200 000 expected for by-elections

2014-08-13 05:10

Over 200 000 registered voters in 25 wards throughout the nine provinces are expected to cast their votes in by-elections.

Seriti wants full disclosure

2014-08-07 14:49

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry wants former DA MP Raenette Taljaard to reveal everything she knows regarding the 1999 arms deal, chairperson Judge Willie Seriti says.

Ex-Cope treasurer in court for money laundering

2014-07-21 21:14

An ex-Cope member has appeared in a Cape Town court on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

Tlakula denies guilt as she appeals to ConCourt

2014-07-10 19:04

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has filed an application in the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal the Electoral Court's ruling that her misconduct in 2009 warrants her removal from office.

Tlakula granted leave of absence

2014-07-01 19:05

President Jacob Zuma has granted IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's request for a special leave of absence.

Ramphele: Report on issues in Agang

2014-06-26 11:12

Plans to pay R12m in debt, drafting a party constitution, and policy cohesion were key issues presented in a preliminary scoping report on the health of Agang SA, leader Mamphela Ramphele says.

Parliament to await outcome of Tlakula appeal

2014-06-20 17:13

Parliament will await the outcome of IEC chair Pansy Tlakula's appeal against the Electoral Court judgment finding her guilty of misconduct before it takes the recommended steps in the matter.

DA: Tlakula should consider quitting

2014-06-19 15:44

The Democratic Alliance has called on embattled Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula to consider stepping down to save the credibility of the commission.

UDM: Recommendation on Tlakula overdue

2014-06-18 17:01

The Electoral Court's recommendation that IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula be removed from her position is long overdue, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has said.

Faction against Ramphele - Agang SA

2014-06-18 06:14

Agang SA says a Gauteng faction is behind accusations made against its leader Mamphela Ramphele over a bank account opened for an IEC refund.

Tlakula 'failed to grasp gravity of situation'

2014-06-06 14:13

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula failed to grasp the gravity of the situation which led five political parties to call for her removal, the Electoral Court has heard.

Court asked to dismiss Tlakula application

2014-06-05 14:06

The Electoral Court has been asked to dismiss an application to have IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula removed from her position.

Tlakula made an honest mistake - lawyer

2014-06-04 17:58

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula made an "honest mistake" in the procurement of new premises, the Electoral Court sitting in the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

ANC, DA retain wards in by-elections

2014-05-29 09:21

The ANC and DA have retained their wards in six municipal by-elections in four provinces, according to results.

By-elections to take place in 4 provinces

2014-05-27 11:12

Six municipal wards in four provinces are up for grabs in by-elections, the IEC says, after three councillors resigned, two died and one was imprisoned.

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