Source: Independent Online (Johannesburg)
South African acting President, Kgalema Motlanthe, has announced that the upcoming Local Government Elections would be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
The setting of a midweek date for the upcoming Local Government Elections had been expected, in order to make sure people do not go away for the long weekend (07-Feb-2011 and 19-Mar-2009).
The aforementioned date is expected to be a public holiday, once again (19-Mar-2009, 24-Feb-2004, and 28-Apr-1999), and in particular as a spokesperson for South African Cooperative Governance Minister, Sicelo Shiceka, confirmed last month (07-Feb-2011) that the date of the upcoming local government elections would be a non-working public holiday.
But, in the end, only South African President, Jacob Zuma, can announce if this year's Local Government Elections date as a public holiday in South Africa.
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• 2016-06-18: South African Local Elections August 3
• 2011-03-16: South Africa Declares May 18 Public Holiday
• 2011-02-07: South Africa To Declare Midweek Electoral Public Holiday
• 2009-03-19: South Africa Declares April 22 Public Holiday
• 2004-02-24: South Africa Declares One-Off April 14 Public Holiday
• 1999-04-28: South Africa Declares Election Day A Public Holiday