IEC moving voting stations to safer venues as gale force winds damage tents

IEC CEO Mosotho Moepya says the IEC is saddened by two deaths near voting stations and the shooting in Vuwani.

Two people have died at the voting stations, in Ingwe municipality KwaZulu Natal and Struisbaai municipality in the Eastern Cape.

Moepe says both deaths appear to be caused by natural causes.

The IEC extends its condolences to the families and speedy recovery to the IEC official injured in the motor vehicle accident.

He says bad weather has resulted in moving certain stations to safer venues.

At least 30 tents have been significantly effected by the gale force winds and the Electoral Commission has taken a decision to allow voting stations in the worst affected areas to move to nearby permanent structures where feasible.

Mosotho Moepa, Independent Electoral Commission CEO

Overall, Moepe reports that voting has gone smoothly for the most part today.

We are satisfied process is proceeding well.

Mosotho Moepa, Independent Electoral Commission CEO

Voting stations will remain open until all those in queues have voted.

Read More
Investor roadshows key to presenting 'united front' in SA, says Bonang Mohale

Investor roadshows key to presenting 'united front' in SA, says Bonang Mohale

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was called back from Treasury's investor roadshow and Bonang Mohale explains its importance.

Chartall Business College helps working adults up the corporate ladder

Chartall Business College helps working adults up the corporate ladder

Accredited vocational institution assists working adults without formal qualifications advance with a credible skills certification.

Motsoaledi: both private and state doctors hit by rising lawsuits

Motsoaledi: both private and state doctors hit by rising lawsuits

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says the increase in litigation isn't because of a rise in negligence in the state sector.

Zuma either flexing muscles or plotting a reshuffle, says Stephen Grootes

Zuma either flexing muscles or plotting a reshuffle, says Stephen Grootes

EWN's Stephen Grootes says Zuma's request for Gordhan's return may be him exercising power, amid Cabinet reshuffle speculation.

Alleged mastermind behind #OCJBurglary claims he was slapped around by cops

Alleged mastermind behind #OCJBurglary claims he was slapped around by cops

Nkosinathi Msimango appeared briefly at the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday afternoon.

Mantashe refuses to speculate over Cabinet reshuffle rumours

Mantashe refuses to speculate over Cabinet reshuffle rumours

ANC's Gwede Mantashe suggested there may be further developments after the order for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to come back.

Popular articles
Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

Africa Melane reviews 'Get Out'

Africa Melane reviews 'Get Out'

Get Out is a darkly satirical horror film about racism that has become a cultural phenomenon in the United States.

Naked Scientist reveals the real cure for a hangover (and its not hot wings!)

Naked Scientist reveals the real cure for a hangover (and its not hot wings!)

Dr Chris Smith gives insights on what peaks your interest.

Sars sitting on R20 billion in VAT refunds

Sars sitting on R20 billion in VAT refunds

CEO of the Office of the Tax Ombudsman Advocate Eric Mkhawane says payments will be done on a case by case basis.

Afrikaans-speaking student res adamant "not exclusive"

Afrikaans-speaking student res adamant "not exclusive"

De Goede Hoop Koshuis coordinator insists this is not an 'apartheid' hostel and everyone is welcome if they meet the requirements.

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

Government is intending to change the way foreign income is taxed by introducing taxes to a large South African diaspora.

Workplace bullying is as real as in school playgrounds

Workplace bullying is as real as in school playgrounds

One in six people fall victim to an office bully.

Is Uber dying? Stuff’s editor explains…

Is Uber dying? Stuff’s editor explains…

High ranking employees are resigning en masse as crisis upon crisis pummel lossmaking Uber.

Spur CEO: Man's pic will be up at restaurants and he is not welcome

Spur CEO: Man's pic will be up at restaurants and he is not welcome

Spur CEO says staff aren't equipped for this kind of customer confrontation and he will consider reviewing their training manual.