2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

If you've ended up in hospital unexpectedly on 8 May you won't be able to vote

The voting process began this morning with the IEC head in the Western Cape, Rev Courtney Sampson starting the proceedings at the IEC nerve centre at Century City in Cape Town.

He talks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about how the opening of voting unfolded at polling stations across the province.

He answers listeners questions.

One says no one had arrived to conduct her special vote. He says he hopes this will be sorted out but suggests that some parties acted as intermediaries for voters and may not have registered for the special vote correctly.

A caller explained she had found herself admitted to hospital before special vote process opened and said there were 600 others in the particular hospital in the same vote.

Sampson explains this is one area that has fallen through the cracks and there is no way to facilitate voting in this situation.

Listen to more from Courtney Sampson below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
What could a coalition mean for the future of Gauteng, South Africa?

What could a coalition mean for the future of Gauteng, South Africa?

Political Party Co-operation and Building and Sustaining of Coalitions initiative's Mike Law says the ANC may be vulnerable.

#2019NationalElections: 70 000 officers deployed amid fears of protests in KZN

#2019NationalElections: 70 000 officers deployed amid fears of protests in KZN

Main threat is the service delivery protest from Ethekwini to outlying areas in the province.

IEC says it's all systems go for Wednesday's elections

IEC says it's all systems go for Wednesday's elections

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela gives the latest update on the road to elections.

Police escorts for IEC officials in hotspots

Police escorts for IEC officials in hotspots

The province has been identified as a high-risk area for possible disturbances and violence on voting day.

Who will be the big winners and losers in elections 2019?

Who will be the big winners and losers in elections 2019?

Former ANC MP and author Melanie Verwoerd gives predictions of how things might turn out when South Africans cast their votes.

Voter intimidation is criminal and will not be tolerated - Saps

Voter intimidation is criminal and will not be tolerated - Saps

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole highlights Saps state of readiness ahead of 8 May.

Popular articles
Heavy rains heading for Cape Town late Sunday night

Heavy rains heading for Cape Town late Sunday night

SA Weather Services has forecast a cold front landing in the Western Cape late on Sunday night into Monday morning.

Brutal murder of Cape surfer leaves coastal community in shock

Brutal murder of Cape surfer leaves coastal community in shock

A 38-year-old Scarborough man was hijacked, forced into the boot of his car and later set it alight.

'Winter rains will get Cape Town through summer but not out of the woods'

'Winter rains will get Cape Town through summer but not out of the woods'

Climate scientist Dr Peter Johnson gives an analysis of the rainfall data and how much is needed to adequately replenish the dams.

Here are the amended level 3 water restrictions for Cape Town

Here are the amended level 3 water restrictions for Cape Town

The City has further relaxed level 3 water restrictions allowing the use of a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing system.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.