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.

16 people already sentenced for electoral crimes - Cele

2019-05-13 16:08

Sixteen people have already been found guilty and sentenced for various electoral crimes, Police Minister Bheki Cele says.

The case for an independent audit of the election results

2019-05-13 11:56

Under ordinary circumstances and in an ordinary democracy, the call for acceptance of the results would be fair in my opinion. But South Africa is no ordinary democracy.

RAMAPHOSA'S FULL SPEECH: 'This election confirms that freedom does indeed reign in South Africa'

2019-05-11 21:12

Twenty five ago, millions of our people exercised their democratic right to vote for the very first time – and in doing so set our country firmly on a path of freedom and progress, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his speech after the announcement of the final elections results.

'It was the most complex, highly contested since 1994' - IEC on 2019 elections

2019-05-11 19:03

The rise of social media added a layer of oversight to the Electoral Commission of South Africa's voting process during this year's election, commission CEO Sy Mamabolo has said.

DA man withdraws as attorney of record for small parties tackling election results

2019-05-11 16:15

The attorney acting on behalf of 35 small political parties that are threatening the Independent Electoral Commission to force a rerun of the election, has withdrawn as attorney of record.

FINAL RESULTS: This is how many MPs each party can send to Parliament

2019-05-11 15:07

The Electoral Commission of South Africa has declared the results of the country's 6th democratic national and provincial election free and fair. See how the announcement unfolded.

WATCH: 2019 election signals no real broad shift in South African politics

Voting counting for the 2019 national election is at 99.9% with no major shocks reported. WATCH LIVE.

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Complaints raised not enough to taint elections – Nelson Mandela Foundation

2019-05-10 19:30

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and National Foundations Dialogue Initiative say although the elections have been marred by a number of issues, these are not enough to question the elections.


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.

IEC thanks South Africa for delivering 'free, fair and peaceful elections'

2019-05-13 22:49

The Electoral Commission of South Africa thanked the country's citizens for playing its part in a "free, fair and peaceful elections".

Sanef concerned about arrest of Mpumalanga journalist for 'double voting'

2019-05-13 14:45

The South African National Editors' Forum says it is looking into ways to offer legal support to a Mpumalanga community media editor who was arrested on allegations of double voting.

Triumphant but weaker ANC vows to pick SA up from disaster after polls win

2019-05-11 22:10

The ANC has been handed it sixth straight term to govern South Africa on what was nevertheless its worst electoral showing; and it should serve as an opportunity to reincarnate themselves, says a political analyst.

2019 elections were free and fair - IEC chair Mashinini

2019-05-11 20:20

The IEC has concluded the 2019 elections by officially announcing the final results and National Assembly seat allocations.

WATCH: Fanfare as IEC makes final election results announcement

The Electoral Commission of South Africa is set to announce the results of the 2019 general elections by late afternoon as vote counting has been completed.

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UPDATE: What the 6th Parliament will look like

2019-05-11 16:12

With all votes counted, parties will now look to fill their seats in the Sixth Parliament.

No legal basis to interdict election results - IEC responds to disgruntled smaller parties

2019-05-11 12:54

Through a lawyer's letter seen by News24, the Electoral Commission of South Africa has said there is no basis in law to interdict the declaration of the election results and that it will oppose any legal action.

DA man in hot water for representing small parties against IEC

2019-05-10 21:19

The lawyer acting for 35 small parties that want to take the IEC to court is a DA councillor in Tlokwe.

More threats of court action from small parties, who have earned around 400 000 votes collectively

2019-05-10 18:54

A lawyer's letter sent to the Electoral Commission of South by a group of smaller parties has alleged the 2019 national elections were not free or credible.

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