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Add your voice to South Africa’s election agenda!

In the build-up to the general elections, the Nguvu Collective, an organisation working with marginalised communities in building leaders that will take the voice of the community forward, has launched its South Africa 2024 Elections survey to learn more about the issues South Africans care about. The organisation is committed to working with people on Read more >

Second and final voter registration weekend coming up

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will hold its second – and final – voter registration weekend on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 February 2024. Registration will be possible at 22 300 voting stations countrywide, between 08h00 and 17h00 on both days. New voters are encouraged to add their names to the voters’ roll, while Read more >

Independent candidates’ big win ahead of 2024 polls

Victory has come just in time for independent candidates wishing to contest the general elections in 2024, in the form of a lifeline handed down by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on 4 December 2023 in two separate judgments. The applications were brought by the Independent Candidate Association (ICA) and One Movement South Africa respectively, asking Read more >

IEC launches 2024 national and provincial elections programme

Source: South African government The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa has formally launched the 2024 National and Provincial Elections (NPE 2024) programme to declare its readiness to host millions of eligible voters at over 23 290 voting stations across the country next year. The theme for NPE 2024 will be Your Democracy, Own Read more >

IEC calls for comment on regulations supporting the Electoral Amendment Act

Source: Independent Electoral Commission The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) recently published a myriad of draft regulations for public comment. This is a sequel to the promulgation of the Electoral Amendment Act. The Amendment Act heralds a new framework for the participation of independent candidates in national and provincial elections. The South African public is urged Read more >

Democracy not so sweet any more, say South Africans

Survey results released last week indicate that the majority of South Africans are dissatisfied with the way democracy works in their country – this is according to Afrobarometer, who polled residents’ satisfaction with democracy during November and December 2022. Furthermore, few citizens see the country as a well-functioning democracy, with a growing majority saying they 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 >