Political parties should not campaign on election day says Sampson

Some listeners called in to The Pippa Hudson show complaining about messages and calls they are still receiving from political parties on election day.

Reverend Courtney Sampson, Regional head of the IEC says the elections belong to the people and parties shouldn't campaign.

My personal view is that an election day belong to the voters not to the political parties.

Reverend Courtney Sampson, Western Cape provincial electoral officer

Many other countries have got an election cooling period and we don't.

Reverend Courtney Sampson, Western Cape provincial electoral officer

Sampson says a conversation needs to begin to discuss how this growing problem will be dealt with. He says too much time is spent solving squabbles between political parties at voting stations rather than dealing with logistical issues of managing an event of this magnitude.

What the politicians are doing at voting stations is tantamount to harassment says Sampson. There should be lines that are drawn.

We've had complaints of one candidate stabbing another with a car key

Reverend Courtney Sampson, Western Cape provincial electoral officer

The law is inadequate. the law simply says that on election day there cant be any marches, any mass meetings of political parties and it also says there shouldn't be any political activities within the boundaries of the voting stations...

Reverend Courtney Sampson, Western Cape provincial electoral officer

Listen to the full conversation below:

Read More
Criminal charges laid against culprit of Stellies rooster assault

Criminal charges laid against culprit of Stellies rooster assault

Police are probing a complaint about a man who tossed a rooster around and forced it to smoke a cigarette at a Stellenbosch party.

Student-led Stellies group educating about gender, rape culture, sexual identity

Student-led Stellies group educating about gender, rape culture, sexual identity

A movement of student and staff from Stellenbosch University campus is schooling peers on rape culture and building a safer space.

Book 'Dancing the Death Drill' re-imagines sinking of the SS Mendi 100 years ago

Book 'Dancing the Death Drill' re-imagines sinking of the SS Mendi 100 years ago

Today the world commemorates the passing of over 600 black troops who sank with the passenger steamship SS Mendi in 1917.

How Airbnb has made renting in Cape Town even more pricey

How Airbnb has made renting in Cape Town even more pricey

Property management company PayProp argues that Airbnb has driven down rental availability and driven up rental prices in the CBD.

Thorough research needed before dagga given prescription drug status - PsychMG

Thorough research needed before dagga given prescription drug status - PsychMG

Psychiatric expert Dr Renata Schoeman challenges plans to recognise dagga as a prescription drug rather than a banned substance.

Seeking a 9 to 5? You can now find and apply for job posts entirely on Facebook

Seeking a 9 to 5? You can now find and apply for job posts entirely on Facebook

Job seekers officially have an additional place to search for their ideal employment opportunity: Facebook. A recruiter explains.

Popular articles
Letters show Moyane refuses to account to Gordhan, turns to Zuma to intervene

Letters show Moyane refuses to account to Gordhan, turns to Zuma to intervene

M&G reports that Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane declared an intergovernmental dispute against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Some investments are more attractive after Budget 2017 (some not so much)

Some investments are more attractive after Budget 2017 (some not so much)

Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram gives advice on where to put your money; considering changes brought by Budget 2017.

Criminal charges laid against culprit of Stellies rooster assault

Criminal charges laid against culprit of Stellies rooster assault

Police are probing a complaint about a man who tossed a rooster around and forced it to smoke a cigarette at a Stellenbosch party.

Budget 2017 and tax: The good (there is some), the bad and the ugly

Budget 2017 and tax: The good (there is some), the bad and the ugly

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews TaxTim cofounder Marc Sevitz.

Cape Town has the worst traffic and Joburg pips it to the post

Cape Town has the worst traffic and Joburg pips it to the post

TomTom Traffic Index 2017 findings have revealed that Cape Town is South Africa’s most congested city when it comes to traffic.