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South African Electoral Public Holiday On May 18

Source: Independent Online (Johannesburg)
Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011

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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