The African National Congress’ national executive committee meeting will focus on the election outcomes which saw the party support decline‚ the party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday. “We will look at all those statistic and what are implications...
Voters in the mining-wracked Xolobeni area on the Wild Coast have brought change into the political mix. Activists yesterday said the voting pattern in the recent local government elections had strengthened their anti-mining cause. The IEC results dashboard showed three red...
President Jacob Zuma’s address to the nation following the announcement of the 2016 local government elections was marred by a silent protest by a group of women, harking back to the rape case against him before he took office. Four...
It’s back to the drawing board for the ANC after having suffered humiliating setbacks in three major metros – Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg – in this week’s local government elections. The election belonged to the DA who are...
Jesus has returned and was “spotted” in the newly Democratic Alliance Nelson Mandla Bay metro on Thursday night. As the outgoing African National Congress (ANC) had all but conceded defeat in the contested Windy City‚ former Congress of SA Trade...
ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe has told the Sunday Times that the ANC will withdraw the dispute over the Nelson Mandela Bay elections as it was “not worth it“. Earlier on Thursday‚ the party lodged a dispute with the Independent Electoral...
The ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay has lodged a dispute with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) over alleged voting irregularities. The party’s regional task team coordinator‚ Bheza Ntshona‚ said it had raised concerns about a “systematic attempt to manipulate the...
There were few serious incidents to mar yesterday's local government elections across the country, although the freezing, rainy and windy conditions played havoc with voter turnout in many districts of the Eastern Cape. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) national centre announced...
A presiding officer and his deputy were fired this morning in Mthatha after being found to have influenced two special voters at a polling station on Tuesday. Provincial elections commission head Thami Mraji said concerned residents at Emaweni voting station in...

TODAY’S THE DAY

Results in the most keenly fought election since the dawn of democracy start rolling in this afternoon and by midnight votes in almost all Eastern Cape municipalities should be tallied. Only the results from two big metros, Buffalo City Metro and...
A 12000-strong police force has been deployed in the Eastern Cape to protect tomorrow’s eagerly awaited local government election. There were minor glitches yesterday with two voting stations shut down by rain and two by angry service delivery demonstrators and...
The Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) decision to relax requirements for those who can register for special votes, has led to the number of applicants countrywide increasing three-fold compared to the 2011 local government elections. Initially, a few categories of eligible...
By SIPHE MACANDA The ANC in Buffalo City Metro might be forced to hold by-elections immediately after the local government elections after it emerged that it had mistakenly mixed up two candidates. It is not clear whether the mix-up happened during...