• Jeffreys Bay
    Voters vanish from the voters roll

    A vast amount of irked Kouga residents, some of whom lived at the same residential address and voted at the same station for years, are disgruntled after their information disappeared from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) system. Not even a Member of Parliament and mayoral candidate, nor councillors were spared from ‘vanishing’ ahead of the […]

  • South Africa
    Will the Municipal Elections be held in 2016?

    Widespread concerns were raised following the second registration weekend for the 2016 Municipal Elections. After a sms went out from the IEC to about 5 million voters, requesting voters to update their address information, voters became concerned about their status on the voters’ roll. This state of panic increased after the media reported that Mr […]

  • South Africa
    What is the problem with South Africa’s voters roll?

    South Africa’s electoral body, the Electoral Commission (IEC) is under siege. Never before in its brief history has the body experienced such a credibility deficit; and this close to a major national election. The IEC will go to the Constitutional Court in May this year to seek clarity from the nation’s apex arbiter on what […]

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