Statements and news
The Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, Adv. Pansy Tlakula, announced the election results on 10 May 2014. The majority party in the national election was the ANC with 249 seats in Parliament, followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) with 89 seats and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with 25 seats.
- Election results
- Statements on the elections
- SA Government News Agency
- What did people say about voting?
- Government blog
- Let's play our part for a peaceful poll, 7 May
- Celebrate democracy by voting tomorrow, 6 May
- Celebrate democracy with your right to vote, 22 Apr 2014
- The pride and joy of voting remains, 19 Nov 2013
- African Union Election Observer Mission to the 7th of May 2014 National and Provincial Elections to the Republic of South Africa preliminary statement
- Elections 2014: All you need to know (southafrica.info)
More photos, 7 May 2014
Announcement of the results, 10 May 2014
President Jacob Zuma recorded a special message for the voters.
Message in English
Message in isiZulu
- South African State Information Technology Agency (SITA) pre elections advert
- South African State Information Technology Agency (SITA) post elections advert
Voting by South Africans abroad at 116 South African missions ended on 1 May as the last voting station in Los Angeles, United States closed at 6 am South African time. Approximately 27 000 voters successfully applied to vote overseas, but the total number of votes cast will only be known once counting is completed on around 8 May.
Dates for special votes
- 7 April 2014: Opening date for submission of special votes’ applications at local IEC offices
- 17 April 2014 (17:00): Deadline for submission of special votes’ applications at local IEC offices
- Mon 5 May 2014 and Tue 6 May 2014: visitation for purposes of casting special votes
Check your voter registration details
- Those wishing to check whether they appear on the voters’ roll could also SMS their ID numbers to 32810 at a cost of R1.
- You can also check your details online with the Independent Electoral Commission.
Regulations and legislation
An index of regulations and legislation published in the Government Gazette on the elections:
- Electoral Act 1998, Act 73 of 1998 [PDF]
- Section in the South African Constitution on the electoral system
- Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act: Findings document and regulations on party election broadcasts, political advertisements, equitable treatment of political parties by broadcast licensees and related matters
- Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act: Regulations: Party election broadcasts, political advertisements, equitable treatment of political parties by broadcasting licensees and related matters
- Electoral Act: Setting of a date for election of National Assembly
- Constitution of the Republic of South Africa: Determination of first sittings of National Assembly and National Council of Provinces for fifth democratic parliament
- Public Holidays Act: Declaration of the seventh day of May 2014 as public holiday