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South African Electoral Public Holiday August 3
 
(Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016)

Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)

South African President, Jacob Zuma, has finally declared Wednesday, August 3, 2016, the date of the upcoming South African Local Government Elections, as a one-off non-working public holiday in South Africa.

Recall that, late last week (18-Jun-2016), the South African Government Communication and Information System had announced the date of the upcoming South African Local Government Elections as Wednesday, August 3, 2016, midweek as to avoid people taking advantage of a long weekend to go on holiday, rather than vote.

At the time, we mentioned that the date of Wednesday, August 3, 2016, had not yet been gazetted as a one-off non-working public holiday in South Africa on account of the upcoming local government elections, but that we expect Wednesday, August 3, 2016, to be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in South Africa, as was done case 5 years ago (16-Mar-2011, 03-Mar-2011 and 07-Feb-2011), when then South African President, Jacob Zuma, declared Wednesday, May 18, 2011, the day of that year's local government elections, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout South Africa ("In terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act, 1994, President Jacob Zuma has declared 18 May 2011 as a public holiday throughout the republic").

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
South Africa bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (June 2016)
South Africa 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
South Africa 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
South Africa 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
South Africa 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
South Africa 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
 2018-01-14: South African 2019 Public Holidays Announced
 2017-01-15: South African 2018 Public Holidays Announced
 2016-06-18: South African Local Elections August 3
 2011-03-16: South Africa Declares May 18 Public Holiday
 2011-03-03: South African Electoral Public Holiday On May 18
 2011-02-07: South Africa To Declare Midweek Electoral Public Holiday


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