DA dangles car in bid to entice young voters

2019-01-16 17:17

The DA has launched its Superpower campaign in which a car is up for grabs to anyone registering to vote – regardless of what party they vote for.

Dagga Party wants to #HotboxTheHouse as it aims to contest elections

2019-01-11 05:32

The Dagga Party of South Africa is preparing to contest this year's elections and potentially have a say on cannabis legislation in Parliament, if it can raise the R200 000 registration free.

NCOP adopts Electoral Laws Amendment Bill - what this means for 2019

2019-01-10 15:36

The NCOP has adopted the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill during a special sitting. Among other things, the bill will enable voters to cast their votes even if their addresses aren't on the voters roll yet.

Voters are never powerless – despite our electoral system

2018-12-12 08:32

Undeniably, voters have a far bigger say in a first-past-the-post electoral system. But in a country like ours such a system would have seen the ANC getting close to all the seats in Parliament, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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.

 

WATCH: Political parties say they are ready for the upcoming elections

2019-01-11 13:02

Political parties have said they are ready for the upcoming elections and leaders have urged eligible voters to register on January 26 and 27.

Only 16% of 18- and 19-year-olds registered to vote - IEC

2019-01-10 15:57

The IEC says that less than 20% of 18- and 19-year-olds, who are eligible to vote in the 2019 general elections, have registered so far.

Are non-voters good for our democracy?

2019-01-04 12:26

South Africans must consider the significance of exercising their right to choose a government, and take responsibility for the electoral outcomes, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Refrain from hate speech or risk being deregistered, electoral commission warns BLF

2018-12-13 12:13

Black First Land First has been warned – refrain from hate speech or risk being deregistered from the upcoming elections.

ANC wins in Electoral Court, do-over in KZN by-election expected

2018-12-06 17:30

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is in high spirits after the Electoral Court ruled that a by-election in Umtubatuba would be re-run following a ruling in its favour.

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.

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