INDEPENDENT. IMPARTIAL.

INDEPENDENT. IMPARTIAL.

Some residents of Mahikeng in the North West have threatened to boycott the upcoming local government elections if the local municipality fails to respond to their demands by the weekend. The group, under the banner of the Mahikeng Revival Forum, says the municipality must be placed under administration for its failure to provide basic services. Residents says Mahikeng is in a state of decay, litter is everywhere, the roads are in poor condition, traffic lights do not work and
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has launched the Results Operations Centre, otherwise known as the ROC, at the Pretoria showgrounds today. The ROC is the nerve centre of capturing, auditing, collating, and announcing the results of the polls scheduled for 1 November. The ROC, aimed at promoting the transparency of the electoral process, is supported by nine other provincial elections centres across the country. “We have sought to prepare for this election with diligence within the constraints of time and the constraints imposed by
Deputy President David Mabuza says although he understands the challenges faced by Eskom, he is concerned that the intermittent load shedding will adversely affect their campaign. He was speaking to the SABC while leading the ANC campaign trail in Daveyton east of Johannesburg on Tuesday. Residents in the area have complained about the never-ending power cuts among others. Currently, Eskom is implementing Stage 2 load shedding until Saturday. Mabuza, who is currently the Chairperson of the Eskom War Room tasked with solving the country’s