Coronavirus: Electoral Court allows suspension of by-elections

2020-03-19 17:18

The Electoral Court on Thursday granted the Electoral Commission of South Africa's (IEC) urgent application to postpone the by-elections scheduled for March, April and May.

Botswana ruling party insider claims 'vote rigging' in October election

2019-12-12 11:22

A Botswana ruling party member has claimed to have taken part in vote rigging during the October election that allowed President Mokgweetsi Masisi to win a five-year term.

DA says IEC must explain how Senkubuge was voted into Tshwane council

2019-11-30 13:16

The DA says that the IEC must explain how embattled Tshwane politician Sheila Senkubuge was voted into council allegedly before she became a naturalised citizen.

BLF officially deregistered as political party

2019-11-05 12:29

This comes as the Electoral Court on Monday rejected the BLF's application to appeal its deregistration, which it brought in June.

ANALYSIS: A look back at the election shows dangerous signs of 'insiders' and 'outsiders'

2019-08-15 05:00

The general election in South Africa in May conveyed mixed messages: one was that democracy is maturing, the other that it is failing.

Public hearings into political party funding to kick off next month

2019-07-22 22:10

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) will next month begin with public hearings into the draft regulations for the Political Party Funding Act in Cape Town, the commission said on Monday.

If we continue with these systems, we'll be acting 'irresponsibly' - IEC chair's sobering admission

2019-07-08 14:58

IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini has admitted that its current voter verification system is so outdated that it will not survive another election – and he has hinted that it will be updated before the 2021 local government elections.

DA welcomes Electoral Court ruling, calls IEC 'inconsistent and lethargic'

2019-06-21 14:16

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the Electoral Court's decision to set aside the Electoral Commission of SA's decision on what has become known as the De Lille telemarketing case.

Ex-IEC vice-chairperson to be reported to president's office

2019-06-03 22:19

Former IEC vice-chairperson Terry Tselane will be referred to the Office of the Presidency over his claims that the electoral commission refused to support him when he applied for an international job.

Most voters satisfied following elections, survey finds

2019-05-16 14:53

Voters are generally highly satisfied with their voting experience in the 2019 national and provincial elections and overwhelmingly believe the election procedures to be free and fair.


Lindiwe Mazibuko: South Africa needs electoral reform that meets the needs of a changing nation

2020-03-09 11:25

Ethical leaders can only transform our society if they emerge from a functional, constitutionally-sound electoral system that caters for the participation of a range of political actors and movements, writes Lindiwe Mazibuko

Senkubuge was a citizen at time of Tshwane appointment, according to voters' roll - IEC

2019-12-01 09:27

The Electoral Commission of South Africa says former MMC of Roads and Transport in the City of Tshwane, Sheila Senkubuge was a verified citizen at the time of her appointment, according to the voters' roll.

BLF mulls whether it should call it quits or go 'underground'

2019-11-05 18:51

The Black First Land First (BLF) movement is set to debate whether it should call it quits or to go "underground" at its special policy conference set down for November 30 in Durban.

IEC awaits court outcome before deciding on PAC's rightful leadership

2019-11-04 21:56

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says it is still awaiting the outcome of an ongoing court case before deciding the rightful leadership of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC).

IEC will 'spare no effort' to ensure Party Funding Act in place before 2021 local govt elections

2019-08-01 17:10

The IEC expects that by the time the 2021 local government elections roll around, legislation will be in place so that South Africans know who funds political parties.

'This is a banning order': BLF applies for leave to appeal IEC decision to deregister it

2019-07-17 19:45

"The BLF believes that should the Electoral Court grant us leave to appeal, strong prospects of success exist that the court will ultimately overturn the decision of the IEC," said the party's deputy president, Zanele Lwana, in a statement.

ConCourt explains why urgent application on independent election candidates failed

2019-07-03 12:21

The Constitutional Court has given its reasons for the dismissal of an urgent application for leave to appeal a ruling on the constitutionality of prohibiting independent candidates from standing for election.

Electoral Court sets aside IEC decisions in the DA-De Lille telemarketing spat

2019-06-20 17:07

The Electoral Court has found that the DA's statement about Patricia de Lille is free speech and did not impact on the mechanics or conduct of the election.

Double voting: Despite deviations, risks remain negligible - audit shows

2019-05-16 18:39

The Statistician-General's final report reveals that there was a negligible risk of double voting in the May 8, 2019 National and Provincial elections.

Congratulations to the people of South Africa for the strength of your democracy!

2019-05-16 05:00

Whether in Brussels, Pretoria or Berlin, we face many challenges when it comes to elections. Voter participation is a key one; getting young people out to vote in particular. South Africa is no exception, writes Martin Schäfer.

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