PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES 2024 GENERAL ELECTIONS DATE

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  • President Cyril Ramaphosa has set the date for the 2024 General National and Provincial elections as 29 May 2024.
  • This decision aligns with constitutional provisions and follows consultations with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and Provincial Premiers.
  • The 2024 elections coincide with South Africa’s 30 years of freedom and democracy, urging all eligible voters to participate in this historic milestone.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially announced that the 2024 General National and Provincial elections will take place on 29 May 2024. This decision aligns with section 49(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, alongside section 17 of the Electoral Act of 1998.

Following section 17(2) of the Electoral Act 73 of 1998, President Ramaphosa engaged in consultations with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) regarding the election date. Additionally, the President convened a meeting with all nine Provincial Premiers and the IEC to assess the state of readiness for the upcoming elections.

The 2024 elections hold particular significance as they coincide with South Africa’s commemoration of 30 years of freedom and democracy. President Ramaphosa urges all eligible voters to actively participate in this crucial milestone of our democratic journey.

President Ramaphosa emphasised the importance of these elections, stating, “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.”

The official proclamation of the election date will be issued in due course, ensuring a transparent and orderly process for the forthcoming elections.

 

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