The Electoral Commission of South Africa (often referred to as the Independent Electoral Commission or IEC) is
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 59 million people, it is the world's 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of . South Africa has three capital cities: e ...
election management body
An election commission is a body charged with overseeing the implementation of electioneering process of any country. The formal names of election commissions vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be styled an electoral commission, a cen ...
, an independent organisation established under Chapter nine institutions, chapter nine of the Constitution of South Africa, Constitution. It conducts elections to the National Assembly (South Africa), National Assembly, provincial legislature (South Africa), provincial legislatures and municipalities of South Africa, municipal councils.
A temporary Electoral Commission was created in 1993 to manage the 1994 South African general election, first non-racial election of the national and provincial legislatures, which was held on 26–29 April 1994. The permanent Electoral Commission was established on 17 October 1996,
and has since managed general (national and provincial) elections in 1999 South African general election, 1999, 2004 South African general election, 2004, 2009 South African general election, 2009, 2014 South African general election, 2014 and 2019 South African general election, 2019, and local (municipal) elections in 1995-96 South African municipal elections, 1995-96, 2000 South African municipal elections, 2000, 2006 South African municipal elections, 2006, 2011 South African municipal elections, 2011 and 2016 South African municipal elections, 2016.
External linksOfficial website
Elections in South Africa
Election commissions, South Africa
Government agencies of South Africa
Chapter nine institutions