ELECTIONS LIVE UPDATES | Your vote is your voice, what will it say on election day?
October 30 2021 - 16:38
All South Africans should vote on Monday, says Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans to vote in Monday's local government elections.
“Monday is your appointment with your democratic destiny. Let us all go out and vote, whoever we vote for,” said Ramaphosa in his capacity as head of state.
Speaking on the sidelines of an election rally in Ivory Park on Saturday, Ramaphosa asked millions of citizens to make their voices heard.
October 30 2021 - 14:58
IEC promises to reopen voting stations closed due to community unrest
The Electoral Commission (IEC) assured voters it will reopen voting stations that were closed due to community unrest on Saturday, the first of two days of special voting for local government elections.
The IEC in the Eastern Cape confirmed that six voting stations in Nyandeni, Mdikane, Tylden, Kholweni, Matatiele and Entilinin had been closed due to service delivery protests.
In KwaZulu-Natal, eight stations were closed due to a protest over a dispute in traditional leadership in Mkhambathini Municipality.
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WATCH | Archbishop Desmond Tutu and wife Leah cast their votes
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah cast their special votes at their Milnerton home in Cape Town on Saturday.
After casting their ballot, Tutu and his wife briefly went outside to greet the media. Before heading inside the Arch flashed a thumbs-up and a peace sign as an indication that all went well.
October 30 2021 - 12:21
Tutu and wife Leah cast their special vote
October 30 2021 - 10:35
Tiny informal settlement echoes all SA’s tragedies on eve of election
Some residents have planted hope and hydrangeas in the sandy soil while dogs mooch about in tiny yards.
They’ve been staring over the fence for more than a decade, wondering if help might arrive on the back of a truck laden with electric poles and working toilets.
Others have given up on any notion that things can change and, come Monday, will be voting — or not, in this case — with their feet.
October 30 2021 - 09:37
WATCH | Rival Christian leaders clash in battle for support of saved souls at polls
Swartz, who heads the Jesus Celebration International Church which has multiple branches in and around Cape Town, took to YouTube ahead of Monday’s polls to warn his followers of a campaign to discredit the ARA.
He cited numerous alleged cases of intimidation as well as a court case involving himself and some of his companies.
Swartz said it was odd that a case against him in the Cape Town high court, dating back to November last year, should have coincided with the launch of his party.
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@ForGoodZA has the experience and an actual plan to fast-track basic service delivery here in Cape Town. Don’t just give your vote away. It has value. Use it wisely and lend @ForGoodZA your vote. #VoteSmart #VoteGood #VoteMabonaWard114 #Mfuleni #MakeCapeTownGood pic.twitter.com/pPTea5ECd8— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) October 29, 2021
October 30 2021 - 09:00
ActionSA on last campaign trail
October 30 2021 - 8:40
We want competent mayors who will demonstrate that they will put the interests of our people first: Ramaphosa
October 30 2021 - 08:00
Your vote is your voice, what will it say on election day?
The only thing that can lift millions of young people out of crippling poverty is the kind of economic activity that brings millions of jobs. Investors take their businesses where they see opportunities.— John Steenhuisen MP (@jsteenhuisen) October 29, 2021
Today I got to share our offer with young people in Stellenbosch.#VoteDA pic.twitter.com/mRzuzjTFa6