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By-elections delayed as Covid restrictions bite

A decision on the local government elections, set to be held later this year, will be taken soon

A litmus test for the 2021 election

In this week’s 96 by-elections, the trend was the ANC held its ground and grew, while the DA lost big, with minority parties eating into its voter base

‘Super-Wednesday’ by-elections: all the data and who is contesting what

In this week’s by-elections, the ANC has the highest number of wards being contested. However, the turnout in some communities in areas in the Vaal district has been low — even after the electoral commission said it was ready to welcome voters

IEC all set for ‘super Wednesday’ by-elections

By-elections on super Wednesday are due to go ahead as scheduled this week. The electoral commission told the media that it is now ready for the elections, which have been put on hold since March.

The pandemic will change the electoral process

There’s a backlog of by-elections to get through before next year’s local government elections. Will voters go to the polls even though Covid protocols are in place?

IEC deregisters BLF, upholds ATM’s status

The electoral commission has stripped Black First Land First of its status as a political party, but rejected an appeal against the ATM

IEC rejects court threat from small parties

The IEC has written to the lawyers of the 27 smaller parties who reported election irregularities, saying their demands were unreasonable and unlawful

IEC intent on announcing final results on Saturday

The Mail & Guardian understands parties are set to receive a presentation on an audit over double votes on Saturday

Small parties send lawyer’s letter to the IECSouth Africa

The 27 parties says the reports of irregularities during voting could not be attributed to "isolated incidents"

Behind the scenes: Reporting on an election

'...and then the coffee ran out': What it's like to report South Africa's election

IFP member shot dead outside polling station

The party’s elections head claims ANC members were responsible for the deadly shooting

Elections biggest winner benefits from DA losses

With just over half the votes counted, the FF+ has already doubled its 2014 votes

IEC audit may delay release of poll results

The Electoral Commission of South Africa is conducting an audit of voting stations where individuals may have voted twice

Elections 2019: Over 5-mil votes counted, ATM cashes in on church vote

South Africans headed to the polls on Wednesday to elect the country’s sixth democratic administration

CSIR predicts major ANC decline in KZN

The numbers are a major blow for the ANC which had consolidated its support in the province since 2004 when it took 47.4% of the vote

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