Elections to take place in May, final registration weekend in January - IEC

2018-11-07 14:42

The 2019 elections will take place in May, while the final voter registration weekend will take place at the end of January, the IEC has announced.

Surviving the pre-election chaos

2018-08-29 08:17

It is important that the election is held as soon as possible. The time before an election is a very challenging time, particularly for a country like ours, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Protect polls from trolls

2018-07-01 06:26

Next year’s elections environment will be very different to past polls, particularly because of the growing role that social media plays in shaping and influencing opinions, writes William Bird.

Voters have another opportunity to hold politicians to account in 2019 – IEC

2018-06-21 20:19

While elections will not eliminate poverty, create jobs and grow the economy, free and fair elections are a springboard that can ensure that the goals of the NDP become a reality, says the IEC's Sy Mamabolo.

Protect the IEC from politicians

2018-06-17 06:04

Vice-chairperson says he was confrontedby ANC officials and labelled an enemy of the party.

IEC not planning for rumoured early elections, on track for 2019

2018-05-29 16:31

The IEC says it is not preparing for early elections, and that it is on track to hold elections in mid-2019.

De Lille still calls herself 'the mayor' in court challenge

2018-05-08 18:07

The gloves are off in the battle between Patricia De Lille and the DA, with the politician still calling herself "the mayor" of Cape Town in court papers filed to challenge her removal.

2.7m South Africans registered to vote at the weekend

2018-03-13 17:33

There were 2.7 million South Africans who visited voting stations at the weekend to register or to update their details, the Independent Electoral Commission has announced

Sjambok allegations mar Midrand voter registration

2018-03-10 22:33

An EEF supporter who was helping set up his party's table for voter registration is reeling after he was allegedly sjambokked by a woman demanding to know what they were doing outside her property in Midrand.

1 voting station torched, several others closed or vandalised as voter registration weekend gets under way

2018-03-10 14:01

A voting station in the Free State has been torched and several others closed across the country on the first day of voter registration, the IEC has announced.


Mbulelo Manyati a recognised councillor - IEC declares

2018-09-26 20:52

The Electoral Commission has declared that embattled DA member Mbulelo Manyati is a recognised councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Parliament asks for public's input into 8 candidates for 3 IEC vacancies

2018-08-21 17:42

With next year's general elections under a year away, the portfolio committee on home affairs has asked the public to give input into eight recommended candidates to fill three vacant IEC commissioner positions.

Search for IEC commissioners gets underway

2018-06-25 19:20

The search for IEC commissioners has started smoothly as candidates took the hot seat before Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

Increase in by-elections diverts resources from 2019 elections – IEC

2018-06-19 20:52

The increasing use of litigation to resolve electoral disputes and fragile coalition government that lead to by-elections are draining the IEC's resources ahead of the 2019 elections, the commission says.

No hint of early elections as Ramaphosa meets with IEC

2018-05-30 18:31

President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with the IEC at Tuynhuys in Parliament to receive an update on preparations for the next elections "due in 2019".

De Lille rejects offer to keep mayoral position temporarily open, wants reinstatement

2018-05-10 14:01

The former mayor wants her removal from the DA and council urgently suspended and for the merits of her removal to be argued at a later date.

IEC needs major tech upgrades to be ready for 'robust' 2019 elections

2018-03-27 15:46

The Electoral Commission of South Africa is due for a technology upgrade that needs to be completed before the end of the financial year as certain IT systems are long overdue for replacement.

Voter registration weekend 'went well' despite some disruptions, IEC says

2018-03-11 21:43

The IEC says despite "isolated disruptions in a handful of areas" the voter registration process went well this weekend.

Slow start to voter registration week in Stellenbosch

2018-03-10 16:46

It was a disappointing start to voter registration week for Electoral Commission workers in Stellenbosch.

What you need to know about voter registration weekend

2018-03-09 05:17

The IEC urges all South Africans to visit voting stations and register for the 2019 general elections.

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