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Thousands of voting booths have opened across the country, as millions of South Africans are expected to begin voting.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced the dismissal of four officials for serious breaches of the electoral procedure.
The City of Cape Town has handed over 150 confiscated cellphones to members of Neighbourhood Watch in and around the city.
A recent Pulse of the People poll by research giant Ipsos shows that on average, South Africans do not rate their leaders very highly.
With parties making a final push for votes today some politicians are also casting their special votes on the final day of the process.
The State today called Zephany Nurse to testify in aggravation of sentence at the Western Cape High Court.
Mmusi Maimane has bashed the ANC at a press briefing just hours before election day, calling his party the one and only party for a better South Africa.
As South Africa heads into the local government elections this week the country seems poised to enter a new era in the shape of our democratic landscape.
I am currently in the United States as a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow; President Obama's initiative for emerging young African leaders.
President Zuma has deployed 2000 soldiers to help secure tomorrows elections, mandated to remain on the ground for a week after the polls.
Two IEC tents in Freedom Park, south of Johannesburg, were burnt last night as residents vented their anger over power failures in the area.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says Zephany Nurse will today be called to testify against the woman convicted of kidnapping her.
Former Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon says the party should cast a wide net when looking to form coalitions after tomorrow's elections.
The ANC says there's nothing special about the EFF meeting with former president Thabo Mbeki.
A Macassar woman is expected in the dock on Tuesday for allegedly stabbing her newborn son.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has accused President Jacob Zuma of being racist beyond any measure.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has been fetched on Twitter for saying he voted for the ANC in 1999, for Nelson Mandela.
CT Mayor Patricia de Lille says the city will challenge the polices White Paper in court to retain the metro police service.
This year's municipal elections have seen a massive increase in special voter registrations, boding well for voter numbers in general.
The SABC's head of TV, Verona Duwarkah, has been shown the door at the national broadcaster after reportedly defying COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has cancelled todays special votes in protest-hit Vuwani amid security concerns.
Vuwani community leader, Nssovo Sambo believes that the government is trying to silence the residents just before the local government elections.
IEC Chairperson Glen Mashinini has urged South Africans to cast their votes peacefully over the next three days.
Zephany Nurse's grandfather says although they don't see the teenager often, their relationship is improving.
An Economic Freedom Fighters supporter has claimed that without white people, South Africans would starve.
EFF president Julius Malema says the ANC died with former president Nelson Mandela - watch his rousing speech here.
President Jacob Zuma and his family have decided to take a home loan to pay back his R7.8 million Nkandla bill.
South Africans vote on Wednesday in municipal elections widely seen as a referendum on President Jacob Zuma.
An investigation at the University of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal has shown that more than 4000 people may have paid for fake degrees.
Mmusi Maimane has urged people to vote for DA because the party has kept the values of Nelson Mandela.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says Mmusi Maimane should stop appropriating late president Nelson Mandelas legacy.
Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to vote for the ANC because it has superior policies compared to others parties.
The NFP says it accepts the electoral courts dismissal of its bid to take part in next weeks local government elections.
ANC Gauteng Chairperson Paul Mashatile says they have now accepted Thabo Mbeki wont be helping.
From Monday, the Western Cape Transport Department will be reintroducing a stringent approach to address drunk driving.
One of the boys charged with torturing and killing a stray dog has been shot dead in Manenberg.
The price of petrol will fall by 99 cents, while diesel will go down by 74 cents per litre.
The State has now revealed some of the evidence gathered against Thulsie twins which appears to show the brothers were plotting a suicide and small arms attack in SA.
A unique characteristic of South Africa as a society is the racialised structural inequality and unemployment inherited from the apartheid period.
NFP is challenging its exclusion in next weeks local government elections in the Electoral Court this morning.
While South Africans are getting used to paintings showing a naked President Jacob Zuma, the latest painting to cause a stir is one of Helen Zille.
President Jacob Zuma has continued his attack on the DA, this time accusing it of being an oppressive party.
A Grade 10 textbook which has problematic content promoting rape culture has been stirring controversy.
Acting Western Cape ANC chairperson Khaya Magaxa has accused the DA of abusing service delivery to win votes.
EFF leader Julius Malema says voters should not just accept free t-shirts from politicians but demand quality services.
The ANC has refuted claims by the DA that they will lose the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro next week.
There has been a major drug bust at OR Tambo International Airport, where a man was caught with about R3 million of meth.