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4:30

What South Africans searched for online on election day

South Africans turned to Google for voting information, while photo-sharing apps like Instagram were used to showcase their marks in the sixth democratic election.

3:10

Digital channels to deliver speedy election results

Channels such as the Independent Electoral Commission's Web site and social media will allow voters to stay abreast of all things election, including real-time results.

7:20

SA political parties square up on social media

South African political parties have been hard at work using social media as a tool to reach voters, hoping these online efforts will translate into votes.

2:40

IEC to fight fake news on social media

The Independent Electoral Commission launches an online reporting platform for citizens to report instances of alleged digital misinformation on social media.

9:40
Mar 4, 2019

How IEC has leveraged tech ahead of elections

The Independent Electoral Commission moves with the times, introducing a system to allow political parties to submit their candidate lists online.

3:10

Elections drive social media conversations

In the run-up to the local government elections, over 50% more conversations are taking place on social platforms.

5:00

Information Regulator delay leaves citizens unprotected

Citizens will have to wait months for the Information Regulator chair to be approved, a role that is essential for the POPI Act.

6:40

Tender Watch: Hey big spender

The Government Pensions Administration Agency awards a slew of ICT tenders.

1:30

IEC uses tech for voter registration

During the recent registration weekend, nearly 37 000 calls were received by the Bytes People Solutions call centre.

5:10

No opting out of political spam

Political parties may have used a legislation loophole to send masses of SMSes as South Africans readied to vote.

3:00
May 16, 2011

Telkom supports elections

The company's Cybernest data centre operation is being used as the IEC's disaster recovery measure for uninterrupted voting.

1:20
Jul 18, 2006

SA invests R270m in DRC elections

A group of local technicians is working around the clock to establish infrastructure for the DRC`s upcoming elections.

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