The parliamentary opposition perceives Mashinini as being too close to the president and thus finds his appointment worrying.
After the public protector found a procurement process "grossly irregular", a company is suing the IEC for damages for not being awarded the contract.
Tlakula's successor must be committed to placing the interests of the country ahead of personal or partisan considerations.
Facts about Pansy Tlakula's role in the botched IEC lease deal spun wildly out of control. Tlakula clarifies the facts in this exclusive interview.
Pansy Tlakula has handed in her resignation over a botched leasing deal, leaving a vacuum at the top of the Independent Electoral Commission.
The Independent Electoral Commission has not groomed a successor to Pansy Tlakula and the parties want someone who can be trusted to be objective.
Forget the botched lease deal. This is the story of the botched career of a woman who could have been great, writes Verashni Pillay.
IEC chairperson Pansy Thakula has applied to the Constitutional Court against her proposed dismissal, which followed a public protector report.
President Jacob Zuma has granted IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's request for a special leave of absence.
The Independent Electoral Commission has weathered a storm of criticism to declare the 2014 elections free and fair.
As the 2014 elections drew to a close, ANC president Jacob Zuma thanked South Africans for voting to keep the party in power.
Unfazed by a decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed delight that the majority of South African have returned the party to power.
The Pan Africanist Congress - which won a mere 0.21% support - has rejected the results of the 2014 national elections, saying votes were miscounted.
Preliminary results indicate the ANC has retained its power by winning the fifth national elections, but with a reduced majority of just over 62%.
EFF supporters protested in Johannesburg to demand the provincial election results for Gauteng, which is taking the longest for the IEC to declare.
EFF's Dali Mpofu answers our questions on working with the DA, the SABC and their capacity to engage with government.
A day after the polls, ANC and IEC offices were forced shut after disgruntled IFP supporters allegedly held ANC members hostage there.
With no major incidents or impediments reported, and only one formal objection by noon on Thursday, the 2014 election result faces no serious hurdles.