The IEC’s National Results Operation Centre for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections on it opening day. Photo: GCIS/Flickr

On 8 May 2019, South Africans headed to the polls in their numbers. Analysts have described it as the most pivotal elections since the country’s dawn of democracy.

A record number of voters registered, but the youth under 30 was notably absent from that list. While voting across the country went largely smoothly, there were a number of issues with protest action preventing polling stations from opening. There were also issues with polling stations running out of ballot papers.

We’ll provide live updates of key events and results – and you can catch those in our live centre below, it is a live provincial votes updates:

Twitter Feed has been disabled as the elections are over, Congratulations to all parties that got enough votes to earn seats in the parliament and an even big congratulations to the ANC led by President Cyril Ramaphosa for being able to win the majority of votes. South Africans have trusted them with the mandate it is up to them to show leadership and turn promises into actions.

Danny Chokoe, Founder Woke Owl

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