Massive turnout for voter registration weekend, which signals high enthusiasm for upcoming elections

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The recent national voter registration weekend in South Africa has drawn significant participation, with citizens gearing up for the impending elections once President Cyril Ramaphosa announces the date. The Electoral Officer for the Western Cape, Michael Hendrickse, shared insights into the registration statistics during an interview with[…]

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Could the DA’s Federal Congress be another missed opportunity?

By Daanyaal Matthews Source: Democratic Alliance The Democratic Alliance’s Federal Congress has concluded with no significant changes as John Steenhuisen remains DA leader after beating party peer Dr. Mpho Phalatse. Steenhuisen retaining his position has come as no surprise but has revealed a problem within the official opposition. Speaking on[…]

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IEC scrambles to meet ConCourt election deadline

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is rushing to meet Monday’s deadline to consider whether it would be practically possible to hold another voter registration weekend this month. On Friday, the Constitutional Court ruled against the IEC’s application to postpone the election until February next year. It ruled that the local[…]

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