IEC plans one voter registration weekend due to budget cuts

Budget cuts have compelled the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to hold one voter registration weekend instead of two ahead of the municipal elections to be held between August and November. This was revealed by chief electoral commissioner Sy Mamabolo when he briefed the co-operative governance and traditional affairs portfolio committee on Tuesday night. We all […]

Fewer young voters registered – IEC

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has revealed that it was losing about 35 000 registered voters monthly from the voters roll while it was registering fewer young voters. If you look at 2019 and March (2021) figures, there has been a significant increase on a monthly basis. There is an average of 35 000 voters […]


Polling stations opening late, voting hours to be extended

The Independent Electoral Commission says voting stations that opened late, will stay open longer on Wednesday night. Polls opened at 7am as South Africans voted in the country’s sixth democratic elections. While some stations opened late and in some areas voters have been prevented from making their cross. “We will make an assessment of how […]

Ace Magashule

Magashule dismisses reports of ‘tampering’ with ANC’s candidate list

The ANC’s secretary-general has dismissed such reports as slanderous ‘nonsense’ and claims the list process was transparent. In a report in City Press on Sunday, an anonymous senior party leader in the ANC is quoted alleging that there was “evidence” that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule had doctored the list of names submitted to the Independent […]

DA leader Mmusi Maimane

DA given permission to seal ballot boxes in May elections

The Democratic Alliance has been given permission by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa to use its own seal on ballot boxes during the upcoming general election. The Mail & Guardian reports that the seal is intended to help protect the integrity of the results after a number of reports about misplaced ballot boxes […]