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South Africa's voting landscape

14 Oct 2021 (4 days, 14 hours ago)

In this infographic we provide an overview on South Africa's voting landscape.

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Shakira Choonara

13 Oct 2021 (5 days, 10 hours ago)

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In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Kaamil Alli here.

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How has Parliament prepared itself for the upcoming Local Government Elections?

11 Oct 2021 (1 week ago)

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In the build up to an election, Parliament holds meetings with the relevant bodies to receive updates on the preparations for the elections. MPs also do their own work, or party work, ahead of voting day

MP Xola Nqola (ANC) says that MPs will convene voter education workshops which “help ...

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Kaamil Alli

8 Oct 2021 (1 week, 3 days ago)

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In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Shakira Choonara here.

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What is the role of Ward Councillors?

6 Oct 2021 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Ward councillors are a critical cog in local government. They are accountable to their ward and to the municipal council. Councillors are meant to live in the areas that they serve in order to ensure that there is genuine understanding of the needs of the ward.

Ward councillors are a ...

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#KnowYourCouncillors

30 Sep 2021 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

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The 2021 Candidate list for the Local Government Elections has been released by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

This list details all the independent and political party PR and ward candidates who will be contesting the upcoming election.

This list is useful for you, as it allows you to decide ...

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Deaf MP Dr Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen unpacks the importance of International Day of Sign Language

23 Sep 2021 (3 weeks, 4 days ago)

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The United Nations recognises the 23rd of September as the International Day of Sign Languages. This day provides a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people.

To help us understand the importance of this day, we spoke to Dr Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen. ...

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International Day of Democracy - 15 September

15 Sep 2021 (1 month ago)

On the 15th of September every year, democratic nations across the world observe International Day of Democracy. This observance provides an opportunity for many nations to review the state of democracy in their own countries, and more broadly, globally.

A democratic parliament is one that is representative, open and ...

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What about the Political Party Funding Act?

13 Sep 2021 (1 month ago)

The Political Party Funding Bill was developed by a parliamentary committee and formally introduced in Parliament in 2017. President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Bill into law (became the Political Party Funding Act) on the 22nd of January 2021 and came into effect on the 1st of April 2021. ...

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What we know about the upcoming Local Government Elections

8 Sep 2021 (1 month, 1 week ago)

The Constitutional Court confirmed on the 3rd of September 2021 that the Local Government Elections (LGE) must go ahead on any day between the 27th of October and the 1st of November 2021. This came after the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) had brought an application before the court to postpone ...

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