Decision to fire president shouldn't be in hands of few - former IEC head

2016-05-14 22:39

A decision to fire a president cannot be in the hands of five people in a democraticy, former Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Brigalia Bam has said.

Take care of foreigners - Chikane

2013-03-15 20:02

People need to take care of one another, including their "brothers and sisters" from neighbouring countries, former director general in the presidency Frank Chikane says.

Structures fail women, says Graça Machel

2012-08-07 18:35

International bodies in place to protect women and children during times of conflict fail in their task, humanitarian Graça Machel says.

Zuma praises IEC commissioners

2011-10-16 07:46

President Jacob Zuma has praised the Independent Electoral's outgoing commissioners, saying they have served the country with distinction.

IEC to receive UN award

2011-06-22 22:13

The Independent Electoral Commission will receive the United Nations Public Service Award for preventing and combating corruption in the public service.

Democracy has won - Bam

2011-05-21 20:06

Democracy has won once again in South Africa, IEC chairperson Brigalia Bam says.

Joyful atmosphere at IEC centre

2011-05-19 20:43

Political party leaders are in a jolly mood at the IEC Results Centre in Pretoria, cracking jokes throughout the day despite some losing results.

Lies destroying democracy - Mokonyane

2011-05-12 21:52

Lies and deceit are being used to destroy SA's democracy ahead of the local government elections, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Respect election results, IEC urges

2011-04-13 11:01

IEC chairperson Brigalia Bam has urged candidates and parties to respect the wishes of voters in the upcoming local government elections.

IEC warns voters of cut-off date

2011-03-05 17:44

The IEC has warned voters that it is likely that the May 18 election date would be proclaimed in the Government Gazette in the coming week, meaning voters who hadn't registered, would miss out.


Parties must mediate service delivery conflicts - former IEC chair

2015-07-14 19:06

Political parties have the responsibility to mediate in areas where service delivery is poor, former Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Brigalia Bam says.

Calls to end xenophobic attacks

2013-03-15 14:41

South Africans need to make an effort to get to know and befriend foreigners in the country, former SA Council of Churches general secretary Brigalia Bam says.

Pansy Tlakula takes over IEC top job

2011-11-08 17:53

Former chief electoral officer Pansy Tlakula has been appointed chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, the presidency says.

10 on electoral commission shortlist

2011-09-29 18:01

Former presidency head Frank Chikane and Helen Suzman foundation director Raenette Taljaard have made the shortlist for new IEC commissioners.

IEC: Elections free and fair

2011-05-21 20:58

Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Brigalia Bam has declared the 2011 local government elections to be free and fair.

Still 'overwhelming' majority for ANC

2011-05-19 22:08

The ANC remains South Africa's dominant party and its 62.5% lead is a reflection that it still enjoys an overwhelming majority, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

Jacob Zuma makes his mark

2011-05-18 13:12

President Jacob Zuma says he voted in the local government elections because he wants to see development in Nkandla, and is optimistic that the ANC will do well.

IEC promises transparency

2011-05-11 15:48

The IEC has promised transparency in the counting of votes in the May 18 local government elections.

Parties sign electoral code of conduct

2011-03-10 15:33

Political parties competing in the local government elections have signed an electoral code of conduct to promote peace and tolerance of all views.

KZN leads voter registration

2011-02-05 18:30

The IEC says although actual figures of how many new voters have registered are not yet available, indications are that most of the interest is in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

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