Elections

Kariega by-election: “I voted without taking a bath. I was stinking!”

“No water, no vote” say voters fed-up with Nelson Mandela Bay’s water shortage

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Brief | 8 July 2022

Gqeberha communities march on councillor’s office

They say he is neglecting his duty but councillor believes actions against him are “politically motivated”

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News | 23 March 2021

Proposed changes to the way we vote are alarming

Electoral Law Amendment Bill would give the Independent Electoral Commision full power to change voting methods

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Opinion | 13 November 2020

By-elections briefly disrupted in Port Elizabeth

Protesters demand electrification of informal settlements

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News | 5 February 2020

I wish elections were held every month, says Motherwell voter

Rubbish dumps suddenly being cleared

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News | 29 January 2020

Eastern Cape villagers voted hoping to get electricity

“They make all sort of promises during elections and once elections are over you won’t see them”

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Brief | 4 November 2019

Their councillor was charged with murder. Now Umlazi voters want a by-election

Residents block township road in protest

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Brief | 28 May 2019

GROUNDVIEW: For the first time most adults didn’t vote

There has been a decline in election participation since 1994, especially this year

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GroundView | 13 May 2019

Strand protesters threaten to disrupt elections

Protest follows picket by property owners last week

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News | 24 April 2019

Fewer young people have registered to vote in the May election

Despite population growth, the number of 18 to 19-year-olds who have registered is down by almost half from the 2014 general election

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Brief | 3 April 2019

Voter registration rate down from 2014

Electoral Commission encourages young voters to make use of “short window of opportunity”

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Brief | 29 January 2019

“I’ve never voted before and I don’t intend to do so now”

Voter registration weekend in Mfuleni

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News | 28 January 2019

IEC gives students opportunity to register after deadline

This will help out-of-town students to vote

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Brief | 16 January 2019

Violence in Harare: an eye-witness account

“You can vote for MDC all you want but there is nothing you can do”

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News | 2 August 2018

Harare’s poorest residents vote in fear

“We live in a pool of faeces. Yet they want to control who we vote for.”

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News | 31 July 2018

Harare’s residents hail first election where state hasn’t used violence

Huge opposition rally takes place peacefully

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News | 29 July 2018