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ConCourt judgment: How does this change politics as we know it?

By Lizeka Tandwa and Jan Gerber First published on News24 Following the Constitutional Court ruling on Thursday, Parliament could adopt the local government system in provincial and national elections, political analysts and a constitutional law expert predict. The landmark judgment, delivered by Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, will see independent candidates competing in the elections, even without Read more >

CW welcomes new law lifting lid on political party donations

Corruption Watch applauds the signing into law of the Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Act (PAIA), one of three pieces of legislation signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this week. The legislation will require the heads of political parties and independent candidates alike to record all donations exceeding the threshold of R100 000, including Read more >

CW adds voice to IEC’s proposed party funding regulations

Corruption Watch has made written submissions to the Independent Electoral Commission on their proposed regulations to the Political Party Funding Act. This follows the organisation’s oral and written submissions to Parliament during 2017, on the Political Party Funding Bill. The commission is holding public hearings into the draft regulations for the Political Party Funding Act Read more >

Live election results on IEC website

Follow the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) live coverage of the vote counting in South Africa’s sixth general election, held yesterday, 8 May. As of 09h00 on 9 May, results had been tallied in 26.22% of voting districts. Click on the graphic to go to the IEC’s live results page. A snapshot of election results at Read more >

Anti-corruption in party manifestos

By Sabeehah MotalaFirst published on News24 In just one day, South Africans who have registered to vote will be making their way to their local polling stations, ready to have their say in who leads the country for the next five years. The track record of corruption in the governments we have elected so far Read more >

Voter FAQ –
South African elections 2019

First published on thesouthafrican.com Political parties are wrapping up their campaigning and South Africa is gearing up for its most pivotal elections since the dawn of democracy. A record number of voters have registered for the 8 May 2019 general elections and some votes have already been cast. Everything is in place ahead of the Read more >

Applications for special votes now open

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has opened its two-week window for applications for special votes in the 2019 national and provincial elections. This only applies to votes cast in South Africa, as the closing date for overseas special vote applications was 13 March. The window period for applications closes at midnight on 18 April 2019. Read more >

Integrity commission to scrutinise ANC lists

By Lizeka Tandwa First published on News24 Senior leaders within the ANC are placing their trust on the might of the party’s integrity commission to remove delinquent candidates from its national and provincial lists.  The integrity commission, which investigates those who bring the party into disrepute, has, however, been viewed as being powerless in the Read more >

Observer applications now open for 2019 elections

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is currently accepting applications for observer status in the 2019 national and provincial elections, from organisations only. Interested parties must download the application for accreditation and return the completed forms to the IEC by no later than 17h00 on 31 March 2019. Observers, both domestic and international, play a crucial Read more >