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South African Electoral Public Holiday August 3

Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2018


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 (2016-06-18), 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 (2011-03-16, 2011-03-03 and 2011-02-07), 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").



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