Parties serve urgent application over Tlakula

2014-04-17 17:54

Opposition parties have filed an urgent application in the Electoral Court over their demand that IEC chair Pansy Tlakula must resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

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.

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.

IEC employees barred from striking

2014-04-08 05:30

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

33 parties sign IEC pledge

2014-03-19 13:26

Thirty-three political parties have signed the Electoral Commission of SA's code of conduct pledge.

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.

Violent protests countrywide concern IEC

2014-02-12 09:41

The Independent Electoral Commission has expressed concern about violent protests countrywide, and whether these will affect the elections.

Violent protests concern IEC

2014-02-11 18:36

The Independent Electoral Commission has expressed concern about violent protests countrywide, and whether these will affect the elections.

IEC ready for elections - Tlakula

2014-01-30 11:49

The Independent Electoral Commission is ready and prepared for the coming general elections, chairperson Pansy Tlakula says.

Tlakula: Madonsela erred in finding

2014-01-30 10:17

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula believed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela "erred" in her finding about the procurement of the electoral commission's headquarters in Centurion.

Govt congratulates 1m new voters

2013-11-14 12:27

The government has congratulated the more than one million people newly registered to vote in the 2014 elections, saying citizens are encouraged to exercise their democratic right and vote.

IEC: Political parties must help

2013-11-12 14:09

Security at voting stations is not only the responsibility of the Independent Electoral Commission, deputy chairperson Terry Tselane says.

Many young voters not registered - IEC

2013-11-06 14:31

Less than half of eligible voters under the age of 30 are currently registered to vote, the Independent Electoral Commission says.

Institutions want feedback from Parliament

2013-10-30 22:57

Institutions supporting democracy have been battling to get feedback from National Assembly committees, Parliament has heard.

Tlakula off the hook - for now

2013-10-24 22:27

IEC chair Pansy Tlakula is off the hook for now, after technical mistakes by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

IEC's Tlakula goes on the defensive

2013-10-14 14:41

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has challenged the legality and findings of the public protector's investigation into her role procuring headquarters for the electoral commission.

IEC targeting 2m new voters

2013-10-09 15:51

The number of people enrolled on the voters' roll has risen by 21.3% since it was first compiled, and two million new voters will be targeted during voter registration weekend, the IEC says.

Suspend Tlakula - IEC commissioners

2013-10-06 18:31

Commissioners at the IEC want chairperson Pansy Tlakula and others mentioned in a damning public protector report to be suspended.

Written responses sought on Tlakula report

2013-09-25 22:14

A parliamentary ad hoc committee has requested written responses from IEC chair Pansy Tlakula on a report on the leasing of the IEC head office in Centurion.

DA questions ANC's conduct in Tlokwe

2013-09-18 18:50

The DA has questioned whether Tlokwe's by-elections would be fair.

Committee to examine IEC office scandal

2013-09-05 19:33

Parliament is set to establish an ad-hoc committee to "consider" the findings by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela relating to the procurement of the IEC's headquarters in Centurion.


Parties to file urgent Tlakula application - Holomisa

2014-04-15 18:51

Opposition parties will approach the Electoral Court over IEC chair Pansy Tlakula's refusal to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Malema takes on judge, Tlakula and IEC

2014-03-11 20:48

EFF leader Julius Malema says his party would not allow the 7 May elections to be presided over by people with "questionable credentials".

ANC happy with Gauteng registration numbers

2014-02-12 07:07

The high number of new voter registrations recorded in Gauteng at the weekend is encouraging, the ANC says.

IEC: Millions of youths registered

2014-02-11 14:18

Millions of young people have registered to vote in the upcoming elections, the Independent Electoral Commission says.

Tlakula: Prove Tlokwe vote rigging

2014-01-30 10:20

Allegations of collusion and vote rigging in Tlokwe, in the North West, must be backed up with proof, Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Pansy Tlakula says.

IEC holds talks with farmer unions

2014-01-22 13:21

The IEC has held talks with farmer unions to ensure farm workers are able to register and vote in the 2014 elections.

1m new voters registered - IEC

2013-11-12 14:10

Over 2.5 million people attended the voter registration weekend, of which 43% were new voters registering for the first time, the IEC says.

Tlakula: IEC ready for registration

2013-11-06 15:26

The IEC was ready to conduct voter registration this weekend in all nine provinces, even in areas that had been identified as hotspots because of service delivery protests, chairperson Pansy Tlakula says.

Parly committee adopts Tlakula report

2013-10-31 22:23

An ad hoc committee of Parliament has adopted a report stating it could not accede to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's request that action be taken against IEC chair Pansy Tlakula.

IEC urges youth to register for 2014

2013-10-29 21:51

The Independent Electoral Commission says young people should exercise their right and register to vote next year.

Protector and MPs clash on mandate again

2013-10-15 22:36

The row between Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and MPs over the extent of her investigative powers, has intensified against the backdrop of her adverse findings against IEC chairperson.

More voting stations for 2014 - IEC

2013-10-09 20:12

IEC says that next year's elections will have 22 264 voting stations compared to the 20 859 in 2011.

IEC expects record voter turnout

2013-10-09 13:02

The Independent Electoral Commission is determined to attain record voter turnout in next year's election, chairperson Pansy Tlakula says.

IEC tightens conflict of interest policy

2013-09-27 17:45

The Independent Electoral Commission, whose boss is under fire for alleged conflict of interest, is tightening its policy on dealing with such matters.

Committee to seek legal opinion over Tlakula

2013-09-25 14:25

A parliamentary ad hoc committee tasked with considering a damning report on IEC chair Pansy Tlakula, is set to seek legal opinion before deciding how to proceed.

ANC names MPs for panel on IEC report

2013-09-11 15:59

The ANC has recommended seven of its MPs to sit on an ad hoc committee tasked with looking into the public protector's report on the procurement of the IEC's head office.

Parliament to table Tlakula report

2013-08-28 18:01

Parliament will table a report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on IEC chair Pansy Tlakula.

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