President Zuma faces a race against time to fill the three key positions of chairperson, deputy chairperson and chief electoral officer at the IEC.
While millions of South Africans were heeding the calls of the IEC, Milisuthando Bongela caught up with friends.
Former diehard ANC member, Ntombizanele Sopeki, stood as an independent -- and won her ward from the ruling party.
The beleaguered IFP's control of 32 of KZN's 61 municipalities was under serious threat as results from the local elections rolled in.
When the Meqheleng Library was set alight after the murder of Andries Tatane in Ficksburg, only a handful of books survived the fire.
The Democratic Alliance's strategy to rebrand itself and create a home for people of all colours pays off.
Excitement, controversy and "toilet wars" all contributed to an unprecedented 57% of the electorate turning out to vote in the municipal elections.
A harried week of phone banking and social networking marked parties' final drive.
Using piles of rocks, protesters have blocked the only road leading into Morutsi village in Limpopo as an attempt to disrupt polling.
Cope was to blame for the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan council remaining in ANC hands, Cope officials themselves conceded.
Despite the DA's best performance yet, holding on to Cape Town and Midvaal with ease, it was not able to win Nelson Mandela Bay from the ANC.
The first results of the 2011 municipal elections came in at 8:22pm on Wednesday, more than one hour after voting stations around the country closed.
Voter turnout figures have begun trickling in, showing that 16% of SA's 23,6-million registered voters had cast their ballot by 3pm on Wednesday.
Voting in Eshowe in KZN turned into a meat and greet as voters, and President Zuma, were met with competing political choirs -- and boerewors rolls.
Democracy think-tank Idasa has taken issue with vote-buying practices leading up to the elections, but the IEC has paid their complaints little mind.
Planning Minister Trevor Manuel is seething with anger about the distribution of a pamphlet that claims he has urged voters not to vote ANC.
M&G readers share their views on our religion edition, police brutality and the local government elections.
Research predicts shifts in the voting patterns of urbanites fed up with poor service delivery.
Disgruntlement over Luthuli House's perceived manipulation of candidate lists have resulted in an increase in the number of independent candidates.
Fed up with the replacement of its elected candidate, Knysna is declaring its independence, writes Glynnis Underhill.