South African eligible to vote in the 2024 national elections have a little over 13 weeks to decide who gets their X.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared Wednesday, 29 May 2024 as the date for South Africa’s seventh national elections.

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That date is in 13 weeks – or 91 days – from the date of publishing.

The day has also been declared a public holiday in the country.

Meanwhile, as reported by The South African website, the dates for overseas voting have now been confirmed.

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Ramaphosa determined the date “in accordance with section 49(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, read with section 17 of the Electoral act of 1998”, according to a statement released by the Presidency on Tuesday.

He added that he had also consulted with Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and premiers on the date and preparedness.

“The president convened a meeting with all nine provincial premiers and the IEC to discuss the state of readiness for the general elections,” the statement continued.

Please come out and vote on 29 May 2024, urges Ramaphosa

With the SA national elections date announcement on Tuesday, Ramamphosa urged all eligible voters to participate in this “historic milestone of our democratic calendar”.

“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,” added Ramaphosa in the statement.


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