News And Events

20 November 2018
Public Notice

Pursuant to Sections 13, 15 and 17 of the Election of Women Members to the House of Assembly Act 9 of 2018 in relation to the conduct of the election of the four (4) women on regional basis, a notice is hereby issued as follows:

  1. Polling Station: House of Assembly Chamber;
  2. Polling Day: Thursday, 22nd November 2018;
  3. Voting Hours: from 2:30pm until such time that all Members in the House desiring to vote on the polling day have voted.

Candidates are advised that canvassing for votes shall end on Tuesday the 20th November 2018 in line with Section 43 of the Elections Act No. 6 of 2013 which prohibits any campaign meeting within twenty four hour before the polling day.

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CHIEF GIJA

CHAIRMAN EBC

 

 

26 OCTOBER 2018

Libandla letelukhetfo nemincele, Elections And Boundaries Commission (EBC), latisa sive semphakatsi wase Mbangave phansi kwenkhundla yase mhlambanyatsi ngelukhetfo lwekuvala sikhala sabucopho.

  1. Kuncoma emabito alabangangenela lukhetfo: 28 Imphala 2018 @ Umphakatsi, (09:00HRS – 16:00HRS)
  2. Lukhetfo: 3 Lweti 2018 @ Intuthuko Primary School, (07:00HRS – 19:00HRS)
  3. Kubala emavoti: 3 Lweti 2018 (Emuva Kwekucedza Kuvota).

Sive siyakhutsatwa kutsi siphume ngetinkhani kuba yincenye yalomsebenti sikhumbule kuphatsa emakhadi ekuvota. Lolahlekelwe ngulelikhadi akete naye utawusitakala esiteshini sekuvota.

Simemetelo sikhishwa ngu sihlalo welibandla lemincele nelukhetfo, Chief Gija II.

 19 OCTOBER 2018

It has pleased his Majesty King MSWATI III to appoint the following as senators in the eleventh parliament of the Kingdom Of Eswatini with immediate effect.

  1. HRH PRINCESS SIKHANYISO
  2. HRH PRINCESS TSANDZISILE
  3. HRH PRINCEE HLANGABEZA
  4. PRINCE MSHENGU
  5. PRINCE MPHATFWA (LUDLAWINI)
  6. PRINCE MAGUDVULELA (KANDWANDWE)
  7. PRINCESS NTOMBIYENKHOSI
  8. INKHOSIKATI LA-MASUKU (CELUMUSA DLAMINI)
  9. CHIEF NDZAMEYA NHLABATSI  (KANDZAMEYA)
  10. CHIEF NGALONKHULU MABUZA (MAFUTSENI)
  11. CHIEF MVIMBI MATSE (MAMBANE)
  12. MR CLEOPAS DLAMINI
  13. MR PETER NDUMISO BHEMBE (SWSC)
  14. MR MANCOBA KHUMALO (COCA COLA)
  15. MR THEMBA NHLANGANISO MASUKU
  16. MR ISAAC MMEMO MAGAGULA
  17. MAKE SYLVIA MTSETFWA
  18. PASTOR LINDIWE DLAMINI LA-GWEBU
  19. MAKE THULI DLADLA
  20. MOI MOI VUKA MASILELA

BAYETHE WENA WAPHAKATHI!!!!!

4 OCTOBER 2018

It has pleased his Majesty king and ingwenyama of the kingdom of eswatini to appoint the following as members of the ELEVENTH PARLIAMENT of the kingdom of eswatini in the house assembly with immediate effect

  • HRH Prince Hlangabeza
  • HRH Prince Simelane
  • hrh princess phumelele
  • HRH Princess Lindiwe
  • Prince Mfanawemakhosi Dlamini
  • PRINCE Kusa
  • Chief Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe
  • Indvuna Ginindza
  • Make Pholile Shakantu
  • Neal Rijkenberg

PRESS STATEMENT

 24 SEPTEMBER, 2018

The Elections and Boundaries Commission on the instruction of their Majesties is pleased to announce the results of the secondary elections and the end of a successful 2018 National Elections.

The elections formed part of the country’s exhibition of fifty years of peace and stability. This master piece was demonstrated in front of internal and external observer missions who all in one declared our election as credible.

As announced in the state of preparedness the commission implemented its activities from pre-election to election stage with utmost professionalism based on regional and international standards and best practices. The high voter turnout and participation from registration to election stages is an illustration of a fast growing nation in politics founded on its cultural values and norms.

The commission is also pleased with the observed growth in political understanding and tolerance demonstrated by candidates during the campaigning period. This growth was also exhibited by nominees and candidates who lost in the run from nomination up to secondary elections

The results of the secondary elections once again indicate negatively on the participation and election of women to political positions. This is across all elective offices but worse in the election for Member of Parliament category where only two women candidates were elected as members of parliament. The results also indicate a tie in the Indvuna Yenkhundla category in the Mbabane West inkhundla.

  • A by election is scheduled for Saturday 29th September, 2018 at Mbabane West. The polling stations will open at 7am and closing time is at 7 pm. All polling procedures will be followed as prescribed. Special voting will not form part of this exercise for logistical reasons.

 The commission extends its gratitude to his Majesty’s government, stakeholders and the nation at large for making this year’s election a great success to cherish for many years to come. This kind of political character lays a good foundation for a better and brighter Eswatini.

BAYETHE WENA WA PHAKATHI

PRESS STATEMENT

19 SEPTEMBER, 2018

THE ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION (EBC) IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SET DATE FOR THE SECONDARY NATIONAL ELECTIONS STILL STANDS AS SCHEDULED – THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21 FOR ELECTING A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND INDVUNA YENKHUNDLA. THE ELECTION DAY HAS ALSO BEEN MARKED A PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN ORDER TO ALLOW ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO PARTAKE.

ELIGIBLE VOTERS ARE TO BRING WITH THEM THEIR VOTER CARDS OR NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND THE STARTING TIME IN ALL POLLING STATIONS IS FROM 07:00AM TO 19:00HRS.

THE COMMISSION HAS ALSO NOTED WITH GRATITUDE TO EMASWATI FOR THE SUCCESSFUL SPECIAL VOTING WHICH WENT SMOOTHLY YESTERDAY AT THE MAVUSO TRADE AND EXHIBITION CENTRE.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE ELECTION AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION.

 

SPECIAL VOTING 2018

PRESS STATEMENT

11 SEPTEMBER, 2018

THE ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION (EBC) IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT SPECIAL VOTING FOR THE 2018 SECONDARY ELECTIONS FOR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND INDVUNA YENKHUNDLA SHALL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, AT THE MAVUSO TRADE CENTRE IN MANZINI. ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS ARE URGED TO BE ON TIME AND ARE TO BRING WITH THEM THEIR VOTER CARDS OR NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

THE SCHEDULED TIMES FOR DIFFERENT GROUPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. ALL SECURITY AND UNIFORMED AGENCIES SUCH AS, THE ROYAL ESWATINI POLICE, UMBUTFO WESWATINI DEFENCE FORCE, ESWATINI CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, EMS etc. WILL START VOTING FROM 07:00AM TO 10: OOAM. THEY MUST COME WEARING THEIR UNIFORM.
  2. THE ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION STAFF, POLLING OFFICERS AND OTHER AGENCIES WHO WERE APPROVED FOR SPECIAL VOTING WILL START FROM 12:00 NOON TO 16:00HRS. ALL POLLING OFFICERS MUST BRING WITH THEM THEIR EBC NAME TAGS, VOTER CARDS OR NATIONAL IDENTITY CARDS FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.
  3. ALL RETURNING AND PRESIDING OFFICERS WILL CAST THEIR VOTES FROM 16:00HRS TO 17:30PM
  4. EMPLOYERS ARE URGED TO ALLOW THEIR EMPLOYEES TO TAKE PART IN THIS IMPORTANT EXERCISE.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE ELECTION AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION.

PRESS STATEMENT

19 August, 2018

THE ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION (EBC) IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT SPECIAL VOTING FOR THE 2018 PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR BUCHOPHO, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND INDVUNA YENKHUNDLA SHALL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY AUGUST 21, AT THE MAVUSO TRADE CENTRE IN MANZINI. ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS ARE URGED TO BE ON TIME AND ARE TO BRING WITH THEM THEIR VOTER CARDS OR NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

THE SCHEDULED TIMES FOR DIFFERENT GROUPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. ALL SECURITY AGENCIES SUCH AS, THE ROYAL ESWATINI POLICE, UMBUTFO WESWATINI DEFENCE FORCE AND ESWATINI CORRECTIONAL SERVICES WILL START VOTING FROM 07:00AM TO 10: OOAM.
  2. THE ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION STAFF AND ALL OTHER AGENCIES WHO WERE APPROVED FOR SPECIAL VOTING WILL START FROM 10:30AM TO 16:00HRS.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY CHIEF GIJA (CHAIRMAN OF THE ELECTION AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION)

BAYETHE WENA WAPHAKATHI!

TRAINING FOR NOMINEES 2018

PRESS STATEMENT

13 August, 2018

THE ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION (EBC) IS INVITING ALL NOMINEES FOR BUCOPHO, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND INDVUNA YENKHUNDLA TO ATTEND TRAINING SESSIONS IN THE FOLLOWING DATES AND VENUES:

  1. HHOHHO SOUTH: THIS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15, AT MATTER DOLOROSA HIGH SCHOOL (MDS) FROM 09:AM TO 11:00AM
  2. HHOHHO NORTH: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15, AT GOBOLONDLO STARTING FROM 2PM TO 4PM.
  3. LUBOMBO (SIPHOFANENI SUB REGION) STARTS AT 09:00AM TO 11:00AM THURSDAY AUGUST 16, AT DUZE PRIMARY SCHOOL NAMELY GILGAL, SIPHOFANENI, SITHOBELA, LUBULI AND NKILONGO
  4. THE SITEKI SUB REGION WILL MEET AT THE REGIONAL EDUCATION OFFICE HALL (REO) IN SITEKI FROM 2PM TO 4PM NAMELY, MHLUME, DVOKODVWENI, LUGONGOLWENI, LOMAHASHA, MPOLONJENI, AND MATSANJENI NORTH
  5. SHISELWENI: FRIDAY AUGUST 17, AT EVELYN BARRING HIGH SCHOOL FROM 09:00AM TO 11:00AM AND THE REGIONAL EDUCATION HALL FROM 09:00AM TO 11:00AM
  6. MANZINI (MANKAYANE SUB REGION): FROM 09:00AM TO 11:00AM AT THE MAVUSO TRADE CENTRE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 18.
  7. THE REST OF MANZINI WILL BE FROM 2PM TO 4:00PM ALSO AT THE MAVUSO TRADE CENTRE, SATURDAY AUGUST 18.

PART OF THE TRAINING WILL INVOLVE INTER ALIA: THE CONDUCT OF NATIONAL ELECTIONS.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY CHIEF GIJA (CHAIRMAN OF THE ELECTION AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION)

 BAYETHE WENA WAPHAKATHI!

NOMINATION & ELECTION DATES 2018

The General Elections of the Members of the House of Assembly, Tindvuna Tetinkhundla and Bucopho shall take place on the following days and places –

(a)     Nomination  : Saturday 28th or Sunday 29th July 2018 at each Chiefdom or Polling division or Inkhundla Starting at9am;

(b)     Special Voting   : Tuesday 21st August 2018;

(c)     Primary Elections  : Saturday 25th August 2018 starting At 7 a.m. closing at 7p.m

(d)     Counting and announcement of Results    : To be done soon after closing of election;

(e)     Introducing and Campaigning of  Candidates Standing For Secondary Elections  : Sunday 19th August,2018 to Thursday 20th  September 2018;

(f)     Secondary Elections  : Friday 21stSeptember 2018 at each Chiefdom or polling division or Inkhundla starting at 7.00  a.m. closing at 7.00pm;

(g)     Counting and announcement of closing of elections:    To be done soon after results.

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CIVIC AND VOTER EDUCATION DATES FOR THE DISABLED

Thursday 14 June 2018

Meeting Place: Matsanjeni South Inkhundla

  • Pick up points: Somntongo; Sigwe; Hosea and Matsanjeni

Saturday 16 June 2018

Meeting Place: Siphofaneni Inkhundla

  • Pick up points: Lubulini; Nkilongo; Sithobela and Siphofaneni
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Thursday 21 June 2018

Meeting Place: Piggs Peak Inkhundla

  • Pick up points: Ndzingeni; Ntfonjeni and Piggs Peak