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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 (2011-02-07 and 2009-03-19).
The aforementioned date is expected to be a public holiday, once again (2009-03-19, 2004-02-24, and 1999-04-28), and in particular as a spokesperson for South African Cooperative Governance Minister, Sicelo Shiceka, confirmed last month (2011-02-07) 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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