ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTIONS
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WATCH: Factories firebombed as violent KZN protest continues

Four factories were petrol-bombed as violent protests continued in Isithebe, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday night. Watch.

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WATCH: Woman snubs Mantashe's flyer drop

The ANC's Gwede Mantashe handed out several flyers at Bree Street taxi rank. One woman refused a pamphlet encouraging her to vote.

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IEC postpones by-elections at last minute

2016-02-24 07:39

The Independent Electoral Commission has announced that the by-elections due to take place in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, North West - where Tlokwe elections were expected - and the Western Cape, have been postponed.

Some 'touch-ups' still needed before announcing poll date - minister

2016-01-14 16:26

Some "touch-ups" still need to be done before a date for the local government elections can be announced, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen says.

Paul Whelan: 2016 elections – Zuma’s tipping point? Succession concerns.

2016-01-13 15:13

An analyst questions Deputy President Ramaphosa’s confidence that the ANC will win local elections, saying the party has bigger problems than President Jacob Zuma.

Ousmane to stand in Niger election

2015-12-29 13:39

Former Niger leader Mahamane Ousmane will challenge incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou for the presidency in February elections.

ConCourt sets aside controversial Tlokwe by-elections

2015-11-30 12:56

The Constitutional Court has set aside the results of the controversial by-elections in several wards in Tlokwe, in the North West, finding that they were not free and fair.

By-elections: ANC, DA slug it out in Tshwane

2015-11-11 07:48

The ANC and the DA will be fighting it out for Ward 16 in Tshwane as by-elections are held in six provinces.

By-elections taking place in four provinces

2015-08-19 11:07

Twelve candidates representing four political parties are contesting by-elections in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.

More African elections but lower voter turnouts

2015-06-13 10:57

Elections are more frequent than at any other time in Africa's history, but poor voter education and a lack of confidence in the democratic process means that less people are casting their ballots, according to a leading AU official.

 
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Pomp and ceremony in KZN as Zweli Mkhize encourages youth to vote

ANC treasurer General Zweli Mkhize, former KwaZulu-Natal Premier, was welcomed to the district of Emaswazini near Taylor’s Halt amidst much fanfare.

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New voting stations as new wards open for elections

2016-03-03 09:50

Voters in 162 of the 4 747 voting districts in the province will have to re-register at new voting stations, provincial electoral officer Mawethu Mosery announced on Wednesday.

Mailbox: Open Letter to Helen Zille – Impeach Zuma in Constitutional Court

2016-01-29 07:57

A Biznews community member has put together a nine point budget plan, which he suggests the DA's Helen Zille should use as a consolidated budget for the elections.

Municipal elections: IEC ready for first voter registration weekend

2016-01-14 12:39

The first voter registration weekend for this year's municipal elections will take place in March, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

What the past tells us about 2016

2016-01-11 11:00

Against the background of quite a few historic anniversaries, a number of global events are certain to shape 2016. These include national elections in the US, and local elections in South Africa.

Maimane to challenge IEC chair after by-election scandal

2015-12-01 11:44

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says ensuring free and fair local government elections in 2016 would be a litmus test for Independent Electoral Commission chair Vuma Mashinini.

DA, ANC accuse each other of flouting IEC regulations

2015-11-11 13:55

The DA and ANC are accusing each other of flouting IEC regulations in Mamelodi's ward 16, where by-elections are taking place.

UDM takes Nelson Mandela Bay ward from ANC

2015-08-20 11:45

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has thanked the people who voted for the UDM's candidate in a by-election, saying it is a sign that things are changing politically.

Sri Lanka deploys 1000s of police on election eve

2015-08-16 09:35

Sri Lanka has deployed thousands of police in stepped up security on the eve of a general election.

ANC and DA retain wards in by-elections

2015-06-04 12:52

The ANC and DA have retained their wards in by-elections held in five provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

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