The 2024 Election Date Announced

The 2024 Election Date Announced. The day that many South Africans finally arrived. On Tuesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the date of the 2024 General Elections. The elections will be held on the 29th of May 2024.

According to a media statement released by the government, it is noted that the President has also in line with section 17(2) of the Electoral act 73 of 1998, consulted with the Independent  Electoral Commission (IEC) on the election date. He has also convened a meeting with all 9 Provincial Premiers and the IEC to discuss the state of readiness for the General elections. Eligible voters have also been encouraged to exercise their rights, by casting a vote.

The 2024 general elections mark a historic milestone of the country’s democratic calendar. South Africa held their first democratic elections 30 years ago in 1994. Under the leadership of the late Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress won the elections. Since then to date, the ANC has not been voted out of power.

Beyond the fulfilment of our constitutional obligation, these upcoming elections are also a celebration of our democratic journey and a determination of the future that we all desire. I call on all South Africans to exercise their democratic right to vote and for those who will be campaigning to do so peacefully, within the full observance of the law. We also urge unregistered voters to use the online registration platform to register”, Ramaphosa said.

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