ARTICLES RELATING TO IEC

By-elections planned for Gauteng, Free State

2015-01-27 15:36

The first by-elections for 2015 will be held in Gauteng and the Free State, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

No irregularity evident in Tlokwe vote, court hears

2015-01-12 14:42

There is no evidence of material irregularity in the 2013 Tlokwe municipal by-elections, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Illegal Tlokwe voters matter to be heard in court

2015-01-12 09:10

The Electoral Court is expected to hear the case of independent candidates disputing the IEC's findings that only 1040 people illegally voted in the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections.

Municipal by-election results in

2014-11-27 12:34
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The African National Congress has won 26 of 31 municipal wards in by-elections this week, according to results on the IEC's website.

IEC set for municipal by-elections

2014-11-25 22:42

Municipal by-elections are set to take place across the country, where 81 candidates will be contesting 31 wards.

IEC candidate rebuked for errors in CV

2014-11-21 06:36
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A candidate for the position of IEC commissioner has been criticised for spelling errors in her CV and not acquainting herself with developments at the commission.

IEC candidates quizzed on political ties

2014-11-20 21:10

Candidates for the post of IEC commissioner were quizzed about their political affiliation during interviews in Johannesburg.

Introduce e-voting - IEC candidate

2014-11-20 16:43

South Africa should introduce electronic voting now rather than later, Professor Mzamo Alexander Gumbi says.

Interviews due for IEC commissioner

2014-11-19 19:46

Candidates shortlisted for the position of commissioner of the Electoral Commission SA will be interviewed in Johannesburg.

76 000 to vote in by-elections

2014-11-04 15:18

The Electoral Commission of SA says over 76 000 people have registered to vote during by-elections in 61 voting districts.

IEC gets legal help to recoup R2m

2014-10-19 12:42

The IEC has approached lawyers to help determine how to recoup money used for the legal battles of its former chairperson Pansy Tlakula.

IEC had 'double standard' on bid contract

2014-10-15 14:34

The IEC has used "double-standards" when it awarded a R320m lease contract to Abland, according to papers filed in the North Gauteng High Court.

IEC in court bid to have lease set aside

2014-10-09 10:49

The IEC has filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria to have a 10-year R320m lease of its Centurion headquarters set aside, the Sowetan reports.

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

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.

 

Judgment reserved in Tlokwe vote case

2015-01-12 19:58

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has reserved judgment in a case between independent candidates and the IEC regarding illegal voters in the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections.

Tlokwe voting investigation ‘fatally flawed’

2015-01-12 14:02

Independent candidates have called for an alternate investigation into the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections after describing the initial probe by the IEC into allegations of illegal voting as "fatally flawed".

IEC: Tselane expense claim a smear campaign

2014-11-29 22:38

Media queries that resulted in the deputy chairperson of the IEC paying back R6 000 in entertainment expense claims were part of a smear campaign, the commission has said.

Western Cape by-elections off to a steady start

2014-11-26 12:15

Four by-elections in the Western Cape are progressing smoothly, electoral officers say.

8 names submitted for IEC post

2014-11-22 08:29

The names of eight candidates for the post of IEC commissioner have been submitted to the Parliament, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Unfair to question my impartiality - IEC candidate

2014-11-21 05:00

Former MDDA chief executive Lumko Mtimde says it is unfair to question his independence because he was a member of a political party and had supported the call for a media tribunal.

Mayor's wife defends herself at IEC interviews

2014-11-20 17:18

Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele's wife Rebecca Madipoane Gungubele had to defend herself against opposition to her possible appointment as IEC commissioner during interviews.

Camerer interviewed for IEC commissioner position

2014-11-20 12:29

Former ambassador Sheila Camerer has told the panel conducting interviews for the position of commissioner of the IEC that strong rules of governance are important to any organisation.

Electoral court postpones Tlokwe matter

2014-10-22 20:14

The Electoral Court has postponed the case by independent candidates in the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections.

Elections after 7 municipalities dissolved

2014-10-16 20:37

A total of 111 wards will be contested in by-elections next month following the National Council of Provinces decision to dissolve district and municipal councils.

IEC sued for R7.5m - report

2014-10-10 14:03

Khwela City Property Investments is suing the IEC for R7.5m in damages after not being awarded a multi-million-rand lease contract.

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.

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