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Hub of activity for elections underway at Halfway House and Kyalami

Many voters believe that this is their time to express their democractic right.

Citizens of South Africa embarked on their journey this morning to make their mark at the polling stations in the country’s seventh National and Provincial Elections on May 29.

Halfway House Primary School stood out as a pivotal voting hub in the bustling area of Midrand.

Councillor Lerato Mphefo and Tshimangadzo Omenkah.
Ward 112 Councillor Lerato Mphefo and Tshimangadzo Omenkah.

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Local resident and Action SA activist Rennie Naidoo urges all SA citizens to participate in the voting process, emphasising the importance of not only casting a ballot but ensuring that their vote contributes to bringing about meaningful change in the society.
Midrand resident and Action SA activist Rennie Naidoo urges all SA citizens to participate in the voting process, emphasising the importance of not only casting a ballot but ensuring that their vote contributes to bringing about meaningful change in society.

Notable figures among the party representatives stationed at the polling centres were councillor Lerato Mphefo for wards 112 and Annette Deppe for ward 132.

The political scene within Halfway House exuded vibrancy, characterised by a diverse array of party representatives such as the ANC, DA, African Christian Democratic Party, and the emerging presence of Umkhonto Wesizwe, visibly present at the station, creating a rich tapestry of political engagement.

David Maaroganye believe the importance of voting echoes the idea that every individual has the power to influence the direction of our country. By casting our votes, we not only express our desires for change but also contribute to the collective voice of a nation striving for progress.
David Maaroganye believes the importance of voting echoes the idea that every individual has the power to influence the direction of our country. By casting our votes, we express our desires for change and contribute to the collective voice of a nation striving for progress.

“By casting our votes, we not only express our desires for change but also contribute to the collective voice of a nation striving for progress,” said Maaroganye.

The residents continue to patiently stand in line, filled with anticipation as they eagerly await their turn to participate in the voting process.

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Kyalami

Residents from Kyalami gathered at the voting station, forming long queues that seemed to stretch endlessly.

The atmosphere at Kyalami Preparatory School during South Africa's seventh National and Provincial Elections was nothing short of electric. Just like other stations in Midrand, the school was bursting at the seams with eager residents ready to cast their votes and shape the future of their country.
The atmosphere at Kyalami Preparatory School during South Africa’s seventh National and Provincial Elections was nothing short of electric. Like other stations in Midrand, the school was bursting at the seams with eager residents ready to cast their votes and shape the future of their country.

Amongst the residents are faces like David Tunnicliff, Jeminah Langa, and Francina Magongwa, each carrying the hope and belief that their vote holds the power to guide South Africa towards a brighter tomorrow.

The orderly conduct of the voting process at Kyalami Prep, overseen by diligent presiding officers, and election staff ensured a seamless experience for all participants. The efficiency and professionalism exhibited by the staff reflected the commitment to upholding the integrity of the elections and fostering a sense of trust among voters.
The orderly conduct of the voting process at Kyalami Prep, overseen by diligent presiding officers, and election staff ensured a seamless experience for all participants. The efficiency and professionalism exhibited by the staff reflected the commitment to upholding the integrity of the elections and fostering a sense of trust among voters.

Magongwa’s observation of the 30 years of democracy in South Africa resonates deeply. “This election symbolises a significant milestone in the country’s democratic journey, where citizens are more informed and empowered to vote for the future they envision. The collective wisdom gained over the years is evident in the determination of voters to make informed choices that will steer the nation toward positive change,” said Magongwa.

Deputy presiding officer at Kyalami Prep Thabang Seleti
Deputy presiding officer at Kyalami Prep Thabang Seleti.

At the Gallagher Combine School voting station in Midrand, there is a buzz of excitement. First-time voters look eager and a bit nervous, while seasoned voters seem calm and confident. The IEC officials are helpful and friendly, making sure everything runs smoothly. The mix of new and experienced voters creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere, showing the community’s shared commitment to choosing their leaders.

The Gallagher Convention Centre is the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) National Results Operation Centre (ROC) in Midrand.
Matsie ‘Angie’ Motshekga arrived at the Gallagher Convention Centre (Midrand) to cast her vote. She said she is aware there have been some interruptions but is sure that the IEC is handling any issues appropriately.
Motshekga has been the Minister of Basic Education since May 2009.
Minister of Basic Education, Matsie Angelina “Angie” Motshekga.

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