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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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A bowl of warmth in a time of need

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Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

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