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Eskom’s Plan to Avoid Load Shedding During Elections

Eskom, South Africa's embattled power utility, is working to actively avoid having to implement load shedding during the upcoming municipal elections, according to CEO André de Ruyter. During an interview with eNCA Wednesday morning, De Ruyter said that Eskom was...

South Africa: parliament.gov will livestream SONA

The South African State of the Nation Address (SONA) will take place on Thursday, 7 February, at 7 pm and will be live-streamed on the official Parliament website. Live streaming will make the address available to citizens who are unable...

Kenya: Electoral Commission disputes hacking allegations

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has disputed allegations that their systems were hacked. IEBC released a statement saying that the system was secure during the elections and that no results were manipulated. Leader of opposition party, NASA, Raila...

Modernizing voter registration in Africa

Elections are still a moment of quite considerable tension in many countries. It is a period which can give rise to uncertainty, demonstrations and confrontations. All solutions which make it possible to improve the electoral process with the approval...

After 29 Years CAF Has A New President – Twitter Reacts

Football is undoubtedly the biggest sport on the African continent. It is a sport which can bring together an entire nation for 90 minutes through sheer passion and love for the game. The sport however has been riddled with...

SA voters used Facebook to share their voice in the recent election

Facebook gave South Africans the ability to share that they were taking part in last week’s election with an ‘I’m a Voter’ button that appeared in the Facebook newsfeeds of those eligible to vote. With 14 million people in...

South Africa: Get the 2016 Municipal Election results here

On 3 August 2016, South African residents went to the polls to cast their votes in the 2016 Municipal Elections. According to the Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) chairperson, Glen Mashinini, voting across South Africa went smoothly; however, security forces were deployed...

South Africa: Accenture launch mobile application for municipal elections

The Electoral Commission of South Africa and Accenture have launched a mobile application designed to provide voters with the electoral information ahead of the Municipal Elections taking place on August. 03 2016. This collaborative approach demonstrates how private and public...

South Africa: IEC releases elections app

On Wednesday, 7 May 2014, millions of South Africans will be heading to voting stations around the country to cast their votes. This act of nationalism has been made easier and less stressful thanks to the availability of the official...

Will social media influence African elections?

In 2013 a number of election processes took place in key countries in Africa, including Kenya, Mali and Zimbabwe, and affirmed the role that technology – specifically social media and mobile infrastructure – plays in these political processes. Technology...
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