Elections 2014

IEC live

View the election results live on: https://www.elections.org.za/LGEDashBoard2016/  

IEC crunches the numbers

After weeks of frenetic campaigning by political parties and independent candidates contesting the 2016 local government elections, Pietermaritzburg residents joined millions of voters around South Africa yesterday to cast their votes. It’s all down to the wire today as the IEC verifies the numbers from the various polling stations. By most accounts apart from minor…

Our principles are based on the Bible, says ACDP candidate

With 15 years’ experience in local government and a string of related qualifications the ACDP’s candidate Rienus Niemand believes a return to the principles of the bible will steer South Africa in the right direction.

Medical school quotas under review, says ANC

The quota policy that excludes hundreds of Indian students from studying medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal will soon fall under sharp focus. African National Congress (ANC) provincial chairman Sihle Zikalala said the party was keen on relooking the university’s admission policy with the view to expanding opportunities for medical education. He said the…

Deranged man attacks DA cavalcade with a chainsaw

DA mayoral candidate Mergan Chetty says his party’s election campaigning in the ANC stronghold township of Imbali was met with hostility and even an apparently deranged man attacking his car with a chainsaw.

Ratepayers must get full value for their rates

The local government elections scheduled for 3 August is the most significant elections since the inception of democracy. Residents throughout South Africa have been protesting against poor service delivery by the ruling party. The infighting and controversial list procedure in the ANC have left many disillusioned.

ANC ward candidates have proven track record of serving the community

Freedom struggle stalwart and current minister of finance Pravin Gordhan said, “We are strong enough, resilient enough and creative enough to manage and overcome our economic challenges…the remarkable thing about the ANC is that somewhere in its genes, it is able to find the right answers at the right time”.

Salvos fired as Election Day looms

Political parties and independents contesting next week’s local government elections have resorted to open warfare on social media and in newspaper advertising campaigns in last ditch efforts to woo voters and win wards.

Independent Singh breaks silence on DA spat

After weeks of remaining tight-lipped over the political fallout of his decision to resign from the DA and amidst a raging social media spat over the incident, Jaiheen Singh has broken his silence accusing his former party of waging a dirty-tricks campaign to sack him instead.


The DA strikes back

The DA’s mayoral candidate for Msunduzi Mergan Chetty responds to Singh’s decision to quit the DA and the allegations he makes. “Firstly Cllr Singh failed to meet the standard to be retained as a councillor for the 2016 local government elections. 2016. He was red flagged by the party due to his poor performance. This…


Land invaders protest outside court while the issue was being heard

Land invaders not backing down

It could take up to two months before the court makes a judgment in the case