Wards to be contested in the municipal by-elections of 7 August 2013

Municipal ward by-elections will take place in five provinces, namely Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West and the Western Cape on Wednesday, 7 August 2013.

A total of 21 wards will be contested. Voting will take place in 99 voting districts in the following wards:

Eastern Cape:
• Ward 6 in Inxuba Yethemba [Cradock] Municipality – EC131 with 3 463 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 15 in Engcobo [Engcobo] Municipality – EC137 with 3 950 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

KwaZulu-Natal:
• Ward 22 in Abaqulusi [Vryheid] Municipality – KZN with 4 633 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 11 in Maphumulo [Maphumulo] Municipality – KZN294 with 4 055 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

Mpumalanga:
• Ward 15 in Albert Luthuli [Elukwatini/Carolina] Municipality – MP301 with 3 600 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

North West:
• Ward 19 in Rustenburg [Rustenburg] Municipality – NW373 with 8 668 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 14 in Ratlou [Setlagole] Municipality – NW381 with 3 597 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.
• Ward 4 in Mafikeng [Mafikeng] Municipality – NW383 with 3 570 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 12 in Mafikeng [Mafikeng] Municipality – NW383 with 4 483 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 20 in Ditsobotla [Lichtenburg] Municipality – NW384 with 2 169 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 12 in Ramotshere Moiloa [Zeerust] Municipality – NW385 with 3 247 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 14 in Ramotshere Moiloa [Zeerust] Municipality – NW385 with 3 294 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 4 in NW397-NW397 Local Municipality [Ganyesa/Pomfret] with 3 350 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 9 in Tlokwe [Potchefstroom] Municipality – NW402 with 3 606 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.

Western Cape:
• Ward 5 in Bergrivier [Velddrif] Municipality – WC013 with 3 805 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the Democratic Alliance and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 3 in Overstrand [Greater Hermanus] Municipality – WC032 with 3 381 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the Democratic Alliance and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 1 in George [George] Municipality – WC044 with 4 371 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the Democratic Alliance and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
• Ward 5 in Oudtshoorn [Oudtshoorn] Municipality – WC045 with 3 311 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the termination of the councillor’s membership by the party.
• Ward 6 in Oudtshoorn [Oudtshoorn] Municipality – WC045 with 5 415 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the termination of the councillor’s membership by the party.
• Ward 13 in Oudtshoorn [Oudtshoorn] Municipality – WC045 with 3 246 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the termination of the councillor’s membership by the party.
• Ward 4 in Bitou [Greater Plettenberg Bay] Municipality – WC047 with 3 776 registered voters. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.

For more information on these by-elections, including special votes, contact your local Municipal Electoral Officer during office hours. Contact details for Municipal Electoral Officers are available on the IEC website at www.elections.org.za under Contact Us.


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19 July 2013


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ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 5 JULY 2013 TO BE HELD ON 7 AUGUST 2013

The cut-off dates for the various electoral processes for these by-elections are as follows:
5 July: Notice calling the by-election on or before
11 July: Certification of the voters’ roll and making certified segments available for inspection
11 July: Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and mobile voting stations
15 July at 17h00: Cut-off date and time for submission of nomination of candidates
16 July: Cut-off date to notify party/independent nominator of non-compliance of outstanding candidate documents
19 July: Opening of applications for special votes
19 July at 17h00: Cut-off date and time for party/independent nominator to submit outstanding ward candidate documents
22 July: Compilation and certification of lists of candidates contesting a ward
22 July: Issue certificates to candidates
26 July: Closing of applications for special votes
6 August: Special votes at voting stations and special vote home visits – 08h00 to 17h00
7 August: By-election date


ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ABAQULUSI WARD 22 BY-ELECTION CALLED ON OR BEFORE 12 JULY 2013 TO BE HELD ON 7 AUGUST 2013

The cut-off dates for the various electoral processes for these by-elections are as follows:
12 July: Notice calling the by-election on or before
18 July: Certification of the voters’ roll and making certified segments available for inspection
18 July: Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and mobile voting stations
19 July: Opening of applications for special votes
26 July: Closing of applications for special votes
6 August: Special votes at voting stations and special vote home visits – 08h00 to 17h00
7 August: By-election date