1. Hanno Labuschagne

    IEC's voting registration turns chaotic

    IEC's voting registration turns chaotic South Africans who want to vote in the country's upcoming local elections have struggled to access the IEC's elections registration website or get registered at voting stations since Saturday morning. Early in the morning, attempting to open...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    IEC announces voter registration weekend dates

    IEC announces voter registration weekend dates The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has announced that the national voter registration weekend ahead of the upcoming local government elections will be held on 17 and 18 July 2021. During that weekend, all 23,146 voting stations around...
  3. MickeyD

    How to vote (on the day)

    Welcome to my guide to the voting process. 1: Obviously you must be registered to vote. 2: Find your correct voting station. You can check here: 3: The voting stations are open from 7am to 7pm on Wednesday, 3...
  4. LazyLion

    ANC Volunteers campaign in Midvaal

    The ANC in Gauteng will send 6000 volunteers to Sicelo in Midvaal on Sunday to campaign for the 2014 elections. "The volunteer campaign is aimed at mobilising residents of Midvaal to ensure that we remove the DA-controlled municipality," provincial spokesman Dumisa Ntuli said in a statement...
  5. LazyLion

    By-Elections under way in Four Provinces

    Municipal ward by-elections were underway in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, the Northern Cape, and the Western Cape on Wednesday, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said. A total of six wards were being contested by 18 candidates representing six political parties, and three independent...
  6. LazyLion

    Free State ANC denies using poor whites as puppets

    The Free State ANC has denied used poor whites as puppets to attract votes in next year's elections, it was reported on Tuesday. The Volksblad reported that more than 100 poor whites were given front row seats at the African National Congress's recent elective conference in the Free State...
  7. LazyLion

    Tshwane Contest Names Decision

    The Tshwane metro is seeking leave to appeal a court order instructing it to restore the city's old street names, it was reported on Friday. It filed papers in High Court in Pretoria applying for leave to appeal the order granted by Judge Bill Prinsloo in April, the Pretoria News reported...
  8. LazyLion

    Two-Thirds Majority Unhealthy: Zille

    One party taking a two thirds majority at elections is unhealthy for a Constitutional democracy, DA leader Helen Zille said on Monday. "That is absolutely wrong in a constitutional democracy because it gives a party the right to mess with the Constitution, and we think that is entirely...
  9. LazyLion

    Gauteng Getting Ready for 2014

    The ANC in Gauteng has commissioned an audit of development and service delivery in every part of the province, secretary David Makhura said on Wednesday. This was in preparation for the 2014 elections. "This is not just another election," Makhura told reporters in Johannesburg. "We are...
  10. LazyLion

    NWest ANC Fails to Register Candidate

    The North West ANC has failed to register a candidate to contest a by-election in the Tswaing municipality, the party said on Thursday. "The ANC in the province was unable to comply with a deadline on the registration of a candidate for the affected ward," spokesman Kenny Morolong said...
  11. LazyLion

    Violence Erupts on Eve of Zimbabwe Referendum

    Suspected supporters of Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe were accused of attacking members of the main opposition party Friday, heightening tensions on the eve of a key constitutional referendum. Seven members from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)...
  12. LazyLion

    Zimbabwe 'Ready' for Referendum

    Cash-squeezed Zimbabwe has resorted to cutting allowances for election officials as it struggles to pay for a constitutional referendum later this week, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said Monday. The country goes to the polls on Saturday to adopt or reject a new supreme law, but faces a...
  13. LazyLion

    DA Moves to Change SA Electoral System

    DA MP James Selfe will table a private members' bill in Parliament on Monday proposing changes to South Africa's electoral system. Through the draft Electoral Reform Bill, the Democratic Alliance sought to "re-introduce a constituency system for the National Assembly". Currently, the 400...
  14. LazyLion

    Voters willing to give their parties a second chance: study Oh yay! Ayayiyi.
  15. P


    Well as a first time voter I was very excited the whole election and really felt pround to be part of our country's democracy. I did feel that the elections where on a whole free and fair, and went fairly smoothly. I would like this to be a congratulatory thread instead of a negative one...
  16. C

    My voting experience

    It's 7am and I'm standing in the cold waiting to vote... There're about 100 people in front of me. The first voters are just leaving.
  17. P

    National And Provincial Vote

    Does your National Vote differ from your Provincial Vote?
  18. P

    Registering to Vote

    My friends are lazy asses and they have not registered yet. Is it still possible for them to register, and if so, where in the Durban area?
  19. medicnick83

    Voting Registeration

    Okay, so who is going to do the whole voting registeration thing this weekend (8th & 9th) ? I'm going with my girlfriend to register - because of where I live, I'll be doing it at St Cyprians school. To be honest, I've never really been bothered but it is a experience I have to admit that...
  20. L

    Update: Voting from outside SA

    Hi, I'm currently in Germany on a temporary working permit. I would just like to know if anyone has an update on whether we can vote in the up coming elections from outside SA? Thanks for the help...