It's all systems go for Wednesday’s municipal elections in 4669 voting stations in the Eastern Cape’s 715 wards. Of the 3.3-million registered voters in the province, 71111 special votes will be cast today and tomorrow, provincial electorate officer Thamsanqa Mraji said....
A total of 719 222 people who applied for a special vote‚ could cast their ballots on Monday and Tuesday. These will be the first votes cast in this year’s local government elections. According to the IEC‚ 403 625 people will...
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa yesterday warned party agents to be extra vigilant in voting stations during Wednesday’s municipal elections. He cautioned that if they looked away for even a few seconds, there might be vote rigging by ANC “thieves” acting...
ANC Supporters will have to vote for “faceless” candidates in at least five wards across the Eastern Cape because the wrong candidates are registered. It is unclear who is to blame for the administrative bungles between the Electoral Commission (IEC)...
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...
A number of political parties will be contesting the local elections for the first time. Here are brief profiles of them: Abantu Democratic Revolution: The party was registered with the IEC in May. It’s supreme leader is Simthembile Madikizela. The party...
The funeral service for Ponko Masiba, the editor-in-chief of Let’s Praise Magazine and a former Daily Dispatch photographer who died in Nigerian religious leader TB Joshua’s guesthouse disaster, will be held in Hudson High’s Centenary Hall, East London, at...
A 37-year-old man was gunned down in cold blood by unknown gunmen in Mthatha on Sunday. The victim, who was reportedly inside his BMW X5 with his girlfriend at the time, was among at least three people shot and killed...
THE May 2014 elections have come and gone. This time around South Africans were heavily engaged in politics in ways not seen since the ground-breaking 1994 elections. Voting in 2014 was significant in its own way. That the elections...
THE ANC will host celebratory bashes across the Eastern Cape in the coming weeks to thank supporters for yet another election victory in the province. The ANC retained its grip on the Bhisho legislature with a landslide victory, defeating the...
An ANC supporter was killed outside a voting station in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday, the party said. The person was allegedly killed by a member of an opposition party, African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu said in a statement. KwaZulu-Natal police...
IEC Electoral Officer Thamsanqa Mraji was in the hot seat on Wednesday morning after political party agents registered numerous complaints against political parties and IEC officers across the province. Several parties have registered numerous complaints with the IEC, muddying Eastern Cape...
Voting was delayed in Sterkspruit this morning after an Economic Freedom Front (EFF) agent found a stuffed and unsealed ballot boxes at a voting station. Voters had to wait for 30 minutes outside a Sterkspruit voting station after EFF party...
A woman was hit by a car while waiting outside a voting station in Villiersdorp in the Western Cape on Wednesday. A crowd gathered around the woman, who was wearing an ANC t-shirt. She did not appear to be seriously injured...
Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi cast his vote at the Buthelezi Traditional Court Ekudubekeni at Mahlabathini in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. Speaking after voting, Buthelezi told SABC news he planned to spend the rest of the day visiting other polling...
DEAD people appearing on voters’ lists, missing ballot papers and an Eastern Cape town shut down are some of the challenges authorities faced on the eve of today’s election.   Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members laid a complaint with the Electoral...