The EFF election spokesperson Leigh-Ann Mathys says they are aware of the technical problems that people face while accessing the IEC website.
“We thought that the online registration (system of the IEC) was going to solve a lot of problems and it has not. We are getting a lot of feedback and it is blocking the peak time when people want to register,” says Mathys.
“We have been online registering young people, so the weekend is just to do final touches and to encourage young people to vote and developing a voting culture, especially among young black Africans,” he added.
The IEC has indicated that they are aware of the problem that people encounter in their system.
“We are aware of an issue with our website which relates to the mapping functionality. We are working on it and services should resume as normal in an hour. Please bear with us,” read the statement.
Mathys continues to say they will encourage young people to vote so they can live a better life in the country.
“We know voting is been kind of a new thing for us, not that it is only a country duty, but to encourage young people that you need to vote to live a better life in South Africa,” he added.