2019 National and Provincial Elections
08 May 2019 07:00 AM
22 925 voting stations nationwide
South Africa's national and provincial elections take place every five years. Democratic national and provincial elections have taken place in South Africa every five years starting in 1994.
Voters vote for a political party, not individuals. The political party then gets a share of seats in Parliament in direct proportion to the number of votes it got in the election.
Each party then decides on members to fill the seats it has won. This is called a proportional representation (PR) voting system.
National government makes and carries out laws and policies for the whole country. Provincial government makes and carries out laws and policies that affect the province only.