President Ramaphosa announced 2024 elections date

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By Peter Mothiba

President Cyril Ramaphosa has 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, determined 29 May 2024, as the date for the 2024 General National and Provincial elections.

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. Furthermore, the President convened a meeting with all 9 Provincial Premiers and the IEC to discuss the state of readiness for the General elections.

The 2024 elections coincide with South Africa’s celebration of 30 years of freedom and democracy.

Therefore, President Ramaphosa calls on all eligible voters to fully participate in this important and 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,”said President Ramaphosa.

The 2024 general elections will be the 7th one in South Africa’s democracy. The first democratic elections were held in 1994 and the ANC emerged as an outright winner.

This year many political analysts ate if the opinion that there won’t be an outright winner and that political parties will have to enter into coalition arrangements in order to govern this country.

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