Source:South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2018
The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the date of the upcoming South African Local Government Elections as Wednesday, August 3, 2016, midweek as was the case 5 years ago, when it was also declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in South Africa.
Although the aforementioned date of Wednesday, August 3, 2016, has not yet been gazetted as a one-off non-working public holiday in South Africa on account of the upcoming local government elections, we expect it to be, as was the 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").
Despite precedent, it is up to the South African President to announce, or not, this year's Local Government Elections date as a public holiday in South Africa.
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