This week we join South Africans in celebrating our country’s rich human rights tradition in remembrance of the heroes and heroines of our past who fought and sacrificed for a rights-based, democratic and just society. The right to vote is one of the most fundamental of all human rights. Make your voice heard and honour Human Rights Day 2017.
RESULTS OF MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS HELD ON 8 MARCH 2017

The African National Congress has retained the ward it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections in by-elections contested yesterday in Dr JS Moroka Municipality in the Mpumalanga province.

Johannes Charley Skhosana is the new councillor in Ward 11 of Dr JS Moroka Municipality – MP316. The seat was retained by the party with 48.03% of the 4...
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Candidates Contesting Municipal By-Elections on 1 February 2017

Three municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape, Free State and Western Cape on Wednesday 1 February 2017. Twelve candidates are contesting the by-elections - two independent candidates and 10 candidates representing eight political parties.

On ward by-election is taking place in the Eastern Cape:
• Ward 3...
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Thank you for participating in our democracy in 2016. We wish all South Africans a happy, productive and peaceful 2017. Happy new year!
Wishing you a blessed festive season. Our offices will be closed from 23 December 2016 until 2 January 2017.
COMMEMORATING WORLD AIDS DAY 2016
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS, show support for people living with the disease, and remember those who have passed away. It's in our hands to end HIV and AIDS. Visit [ Sanac.org.za Link ] for more information on the fight against AIDS.
One more way in which you can get in touch with your ward councillor. Visit for details.
COUNT US IN!
The Electoral Commission wholeheartedly supports the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which runs from 25 November until International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2016. Visit [ Bit.ly Link ] for more info on the campaign and what you can do to support it.
Tune in to ANN7 (DStv channel 405) at 18:30 tonight for the 2016 South African of the Year Awards profile on Electoral Commission Chairperson Glen Mashinini.
We wish the Class of 2016 all the very best with the matric exams.
WARDS TO BE CONTESTED IN MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS ON 30 NOVEMBER 2016

Municipal ward by-elections will take place in two wards in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

A total of 2 wards will be contested covering 16 voting districts currently containing 10 731 registered voters.

In terms of the Constitutional Court ruling of 14 June 2016, the Electoral Commission is required to...
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HAPPY HERITAGE DAY!
Today we celebrate not only South Africa’s rich cultural heritage, but also our heritage of democracy and free and fair elections. Have a wonderful Heritage Day!
CELEBRATING THE WOMEN OF OUR DEMOCRACY THIS WOMEN'S DAY

Today we salute the women of South Africa for supporting our democracy. As in elections past, more than half of the 26.33 million voters registered for the 2016 Municipal Elections were women (14.47 million or 55%).