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Independent Electoral Commission

Voter registration: some good news, pity about the glitches

With a little less than six weeks to go until the local government elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) held what it describes as a successful final voter registration weekend last Saturday and Sunday.  There are a few big numbers worth celebrating. For starters, nearly 400 000 new people were added to the voters’ roll. …

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Our take: An election like no other

Sometime in the next few months, South Africans will vote in the country’s sixth local government elections since 1994. You may not have realised it, but a few recent developments make this an election like no other.  🔹Timing  For the first time in our democratic history, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it just won’t …

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