Category Archives: Elections

Fuck White People Exhibit

All Races Deserve To Be Treated Equally – Cape Party The widely controversial “fuck-white-people” exhibit being displayed in the Iziko SA National Gallery will face its day in court this week. The Cape Party is charging Iziko art gallery with contravening hate speech laws and demanding they pay a R150 000 fine. Cape Party leader, Jack Miller says “We are calling on the court to condemn this exhibit as blatant hate speech and have the offensive poster removed.” He further stated that “We expect the…

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NPA STATEMENT ON ELECTION, POLITICAL AND PUBLIC VIOLENCE

The National Director of Public Prosecutions (‘NDPP’), Advocate Shaun Abrahams, is extremely concerned about the high levels of election, public and politically related violence in our country. In this regard, the NDPP has committed teams of highly experienced prosecutors to work closely with law enforcement agencies responsible for investigating election, public and political violence related crimes across the country. There is particular focus on incidents which took place in Limpopo, KZN and Gauteng. All matters relating hereto will be prioritised to ensure speedy finalization. Prosecutors…

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Smaller parties losing out to the ANC, DA and EFF

This week’s eNCA elections poll shows the smaller parties losing ground as voters shift from them to the three biggest players: the ANC, the DA and the EFF. This trend has affected Cope, the IFP, the UDM and the ACDP, among others. Together all these smaller parties only make up an average of 2.4 %, which has decreased in recent weeks from about 2.9 %. The polls show the DA holding its lead in all the three most-contested cities in the 3 August local government vote.…

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Will the EFF be the King Makers?

The ANC has had a strong resurgence in Nelson Mandela Bay, according to this week’s eNCA poll. They jumped from 21% last week to 27%, while the DA held their ground with 42%. The poll – which covers the three most contested big cities – shows that the EFF are likely to be the kingmakers in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay since it is unlikely either the ANC or DA will get a majority in any of these cities. The EFF’s decision on who to…

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OVK verkort stemure vir 3 Augustus

Die Verkiesingskommissie (VK) het die stemure, wat volgens wetgewing (Munisipale Kieswet) strek vanaf 07:00 tot 21:00, verkort na 07:00 tot 19:00 vir die plaaslike verkiesing wat op 3 Augustus 2016 plaasvind. Hoewel die Munisipale Kieswet in art. 45(1) bepaal die Verkiesingskommissie kan die stemure verander, bepaal artikel 45(2) dat die besluit bekend gemaak moet word deur genoegsame publisiteit waardeur kiesers behoorlik daarvan ingelig kan word. Dit is net logies dat daar ook goeie redes verskaf moet word hoekom die stemure verkort word. “Tot op hede…

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eNCA’s election poll results give more insight into upcoming municipal election

This week’s eNCA municipal election poll* shows the Democratic Alliance pulling ahead of the African National Congress in all three of the key municipalities that were measured: In Tshwane, 36% said they will vote DA and 27% said the ANC. In Nelson Mandela Bay, 37% will vote DA and 27% ANC. In Joburg, 32% of voters said they will choose the DA, and 31% chose the ANC. The EFF polled 9% in all three cities. The results showed that no party is likely to take…

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VF Plus Gauteng-burgemeesterskandidate: ‘n Wye verskeidenheid van ervaring met adv. Anton Alberts as Pretoria/Tshwane-burgemeesterskandidaat

Die Vryheidsfront Plus se burgemeesterskandidate in Gauteng is ʼn groep met baie jare se politieke en munisipale ervaring. Die verrassing is dat adv. Anton Alberts, Gauteng-leier en parlementslid, as die burgemeesterskandidaat in Pretoria/Tshwane genomineer is. Daarbenewens is ʼn derde van die kandidate vroue met heelwat dienslewerings-ervaring. Die Vryheidsfront Plus in Gauteng het vandag sy burgemeesterskandidate bekend gestel. Die burgemeesterskandidate in Gauteng is die volgende: Pretoria/Tshwane: Adv. Anton Alberts Johannesburg: Franco de Lange Krugersdorp/Mogale: Amanda de Lange Ekurhuleni: Wiebe Schultz Emfuleni: Gerda Senekal Midvaal/Meyerton: Corrie Pypers…

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IFP

Announcement of the Local Government Elections

As the IFP we welcome the announcement of the election date. The 3rd of August 2016 is a good date for a number of reasons. This is the beginning of summer and in most parts of the country the weather will be favourable for all including the elderly. An announcement of this nature being could not have come at such an opportune time, as this will encourage voters go out in numbers to register to vote and to check their details on 9 and 10…

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IFP

Low Youth Turnout At Voter Registration Is A Symptom Of Disillusionment

The Inkatha Freedom Party believes that the low youth turnout at voter registration stations this past weekend could be attributed to youth disillusionment linked to the lack of job opportunities and the crisis at universities. “Our youth feel discouraged when they do not see any prospects of a bright future for them. They feel let down by a government that makes repeated promises of creating thousands of new jobs which do not materialise and they are left wandering the streets with no hope in sight.…

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VF Plus bied verskeie dienste om u te help registreer vir die komende plaaslike verkiesing

Die agteruitgang van munisipaliteite in Suid-Afrika maak vanjaar se plaaslike verkiesing van die allergrootste belang en kiesers word aangemoedig om seker te maak hulle is geregistreer om deel te neem. Te veel kiesers het in die verlede in die hitte van die verkiesing besluit om wel te stem, net om agter te kom dat hy nie geregistreer is nie, sê dr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die VF Plus. Dr. Mulder sê die VF Plus bied verskeie spesiale dienste in ʼn poging om hiermee te help.…

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VF Plus dien klag van diefstal in by polisie na verwydering van registrasie-plakkate

Die VF Plus het vandag ʼn klag van diefstal by die polisie op Mosselbaai ingedien nadat die party se plakkate wat kiesers aansê om te registreer, verwyder is kort nadat dit enkele dae gelede opgesit is, sê dr. Corné Mulder, leier van die VF Plus in die Wes-Kaap. Generaal Niel van Heerden, die VF Plus se streekkoördineerder vir die Eden-distrik in die Suid-Kaap, het die klag ingedien. Volgens dr. Mulder dui inligting in die VF Plus se besit daarop dat die plakkate in opdrag van…

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IFP

On The Postponement Of By-Elections Across The Country

On the eve of by-elections in 47 voting districts across South Africa, the Electoral Commission yesterday announced that all by-elections that were to be held today are postponed. The reason given is the order of the Electoral Court that by-elections in Tlokwe Municipality be postponed. The problems in Tlokwe, that led the Constitutional Court to declare 2013 by-elections unfair, still persist. This is a serious indictment on the Electoral Commission. But it hardly follows that all by-elections should be postponed, with less than 24 hours’…

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IFP

IFP Wins By-elections

The Inkatha Freedom Party is celebrating after winning two fiercely contested by-elections at Vryheid and Indaka this Wednesday. “The election results showed that the IFP, with its limited resources, could defeat the ANC and the NFP. It certainly is sweet victory considering all the resources and time that the ANC invested in these wards even to the extent of using state resources,” said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala. “Voters demonstrated their unshakable confidence in the IFP in 2 out of 3 of the contested…

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IFP

Press Statement On The Launch Of The Local Government Elections

The IFP welcomes the IEC’s launch of the 2016 Local Government Election campaign and looks forward to the first voter registration weekend on 5 and 6 March 2016. Our campaign is well under way, for we believe in serving with excellence between elections as well as at election time. We are working hard to win the hearts and minds of the South African electorate, knowing that this fight will be a tough one. Our opponents in the ruling party are known for using every tactic…

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IFP Take Ntambanana And Is Now Unstoppable

Today the Inkatha Freedom Party celebrates taking over control of the Ntambanana Municipality that was in the hands of the ANC/NFP alliance. “We are happy to announce that the IFP has taken rightful control of the Ntambanana Municipality. Whilst this municipality was under the control of the unholy alliance of the ANC and the NFP, service delivery suffered due to the constant squabbles between those two parties. This clearly demonstrates that people do not have confidence in the ANC and the NFP. It also signals…

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VF Plus groei met 125% in Potgietersrus

Die VF Plus het met gister se tussenverkiesing in Potgietersrus ʼn kragvertoning gelewer en sy steun het met 125% toegeneem sedert die plaaslike verkiesing in 2011, sê dr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die VF Plus. Die VF Plus is ook die enigste party wat gegroei het. Die ander partye het beduidend swakker gevaar. Die DA se steun het met sowat 48% geval vanaf 1 244 in 2011 tot die huidige 597, terwyl die ANC se steun sedert 2011 afgeneem het vanaf 599 tot 338. Altesame 439…

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IFP: CONDEMNS IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR BY IEC STAFF

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has raised grave concerns about the unprofessional conduct of IEC staff towards the IFP at the Mthonjaneni IEC office during the recent by-elections held on Wednesday 17th September. “We are very perturbed by the unprofessional conduct of the IEC staff. When we tried to lodge a complaint about claims that some ballot papers went missing in one of the voting stations, our representative went to the IEC offices but they were closed and the officials cellular phones were switched off. This…

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Scotland votes "No" to independence

Scotland votes “No” to independence

Edinburgh – The “No” campaign won the Scottish referendum on Friday to keep the territory within the United Kingdom. Chief Counting Officers Mary Pitcaithly and Sue Bruce for the city of Edinburgh announced that 55.42 percent of the Scots voted against independence while 44.58 percent voted in favour. With a turnout of 84.48 percent, the votes counting started immediately after the polling stations closed on Thursday night. The referendum was overseen by the British Electoral Commission, an independent elections watchdog and regulator of party and…

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Scotland votes "No" to independence

Scotland says no to independence

With the announced result at Fife, where 114 148 voted Yes and 139 788 No, the majority of the votes are in.  More than 50% of the voters has voted NO to becoming independent from Britain.  Early estimates of the exact percentage of no votes vary from 53 to 56 percent. More than 80 percent of the eligible voters voted in the poll.

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IFP: REJECTS MTHONJANENI BY-ELECTION RESULTS

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has rejected the by-election results in Mthonjaneni following claims that some ballot papers went missing in one of the voting stations. It calls on the IEC to declare the by-election results invalid. “The IFP wants the IEC to explain how ballot papers in one of the voting station went missing. We will lodge a formal complaint. We have been informed by a reliable source that some ballot papers went missing in the voting station where the ANC was declared a winner.…

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Biggest Elections since general election taking place today

Biggest Elections since general election taking place today

Pretoria – Over 200 000 registered voters in 25 wards across the country’s nine provinces are expected go to the polls on Wednesday to elect municipal councillors. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Tuesday said tomorrow’s by-elections will be one of the largest mobilisations of voters outside of general elections. The by-elections include a number of wards in metro councils in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and Mangaung. The Electoral Commission manages an average of approximately 130 by-elections a year. By-elections are held…

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