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SA’s elections: How the IEC made the impossible happen

From ballot boxes made with jeans to water masquerading as invisible ink, our two former IEC heads recall SA's magical first elections.

Bam recognised for her contribution to society

The Advisory Council of the Public Sector Awards selected Dr Brigalia Bam as a recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pansy Tlakula tipped as new IEC chairperson

Sources have revealed that the former chief electoral officer Pansy Tlakula has been appointed as the new chairperson of the IEC.

Urgent need to fill key IEC posts

President Zuma faces a race against time to fill the three key positions of chairperson, deputy chairperson and chief electoral officer at the IEC.

IEC to receive UN award

The IEC is one of 36 public organisations worldwide to receive the UN Public Service Award for its innovative use of a results slip scanning.

Opposition fears partisan IEC leaders

Opposition parties fear that the IEC's new leadership will be dominated by the ANC's preferred candidates.

SA at the polls: A nation of procrastinators

South Africans proved themselves a nation of procrastinators, with 20 765 would-be voters flooding home affairs offices on the day of the polls.

IEC relaxes as municipal strike threat ebbs

The Independent Electoral Commission breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday when the South African Municipal Workers' Union suspended a planned strike.

Thousands visit voting stations

More than 600 000 people visited voting stations on the first day of the final voter registration weekend.

Voter roll tallies to 23,1-million so far

The number of South Africans who will be able to cast their votes in the local government elections has topped the 23,1-million mark, the IEC says.

Voter-registration drive targets youth

Voting is a matter of civic duty and a democratic privilege, says Brigalia Bam, chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission.

Electoral commission targets SA’s youth

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will target young voters in a voter-registration drive ahead of the 2011 municipal elections.

African elections put fewer women in Parliament

Elections in East and Southern Africa have left fewer women in politics, placing countries at risk of not meeting equality targets, the UN said.

ANC rules National Assembly, but misses two-thirds

In the final tally, the African National Congress dominates the National Assembly but misses its two-thirds majority by an inch.

Farewell, floor-crossing — and good riddance

Though the country's focus was firmly on Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's national budget this week, another important event should not go unnoticed.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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