Gauteng turnout lowest in 5 years despite campaigning

This article appeared first on SABC News Online and has been reprinted here with permission. As of early morning Thursday 8 May, turnout figures for Gauteng look bleak despite the intense and controversial campaigning efforts by all parties in the last months. This year saw the election period fought out vigorously both in traditional and…

Youth vote depended on education and party appeal – analyst

This article appeared first on SABC News Online and has been reprinted here with permission. The youth vote, coveted by political parties during this past election period, came into focus when the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced the final results from Wednesday’s general elections on Saturday 9 May. The IEC recorded in November 2013 that…

SABC Renaissance Centre ready for polls

This article appeared first on SABC News Online and has been reprinted here with permission. Ahead of the general elections on Wednesday May 7 last year, Gauteng Provincial Electoral Officer Masego Sheburi spoke about the Gauteng Election Centre’s readiness. Sheburi said, “The preparation time didn’t take more than two weeks as the floor plans were…