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South Africa Declares November 1st Public Holiday For Local Government Election

Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: March 26, 2022

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has declared Monday, November 1st, 2021, as a public holiday in South Africa, on account of the local government election being held on that date.

It was announced that the upcoming local government elections would be held on Monday, November 1, 2021, last month (2021-09-09), and the South African Electoral Commission then wrote to the Home Affairs minister, requesting that November 1st, 2021, to be declared a public holiday in South Africa (2021-09-16).

The South African Government similarly declared the date of the 2016 South African Local Government Elections, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, as a one-off public holiday (2016-06-24 and 2016-06-18), and five years before that, the then South African President, Jacob Zuma, had 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 (2011-03-16, 2011-03-03 and 2011-02-07).

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