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President proclaims election date and public holiday

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of Section 49(2) of the Constitution, read with Section 17 of the Electoral Act (Act No 73 of 1998), proclaimed 29 May 2024 as the date for the general national and provincial elections.

This follows consultation by the President with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

The proclamation on the election date has been published in the Government Gazette of Friday, 23 February 2024.

The President has also, in terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994), proclaimed the day of the election, 29 May 2024 as a public holiday throughout the Republic.


Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President - 

Issued by: The Presidency

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