IEC expects to announce municipal election results at 6pm

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will be announcing the results of the 2021 municipal elections at 6pm today. Officials are swiftly scanning and auditing the final ballot papers. The IEC said one of the biggest lessons learned during the latest election is to never attempt to do an election of[…]

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November 1 gazetted as Local Government Elections date

LOCAL The Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has gazetted the election date for November 1. This means that the voter roll will be sealed at midnight and political parties have until Tuesday to submit their candidate lists to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). According to the[…]

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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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ConCourt dismisses IEC’s application to postpone local govt elections

The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) application to have the 27 October 2021 local government elections postponed to next year. In a brief outline of the apex court’s majority decision, the order states that the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s proclamation[…]

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IEC to head to court to have local govt elections postponed

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Friday endorsed the findings of a panel that looked into the fairness of the October municipal elections, which found that the elections should be postponed. The commission received the final report of the Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Elections during COVID-19 from former[…]

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IEC confident by-elections will run smoothly on Wednesday

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says it is confident that Wednesday’s by-elections taking place in 24 wards across the country will go well, based on the smooth running of Tuesday’s special voting. Electoral Commission officials have fanned out across the country to take care of the 6 000[…]

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IEC ready to resume by-elections during lockdown Level 1

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is set to resume by-elections, and plans to clear the backlog of all outstanding polls on 11 November 2020. In a statement issued on Friday, the commission said the scheduling of by-elections follows consultations with Cogta Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as well as[…]

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