Public Holiday in South Africa in 2021

Public Holiday in South Africa in 2021

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Public Holiday
  Dates of Public Holiday in South Africa
2021 South Africa Mon, Nov 1 National Holiday
2017 South Africa Thu, Aug 3 National Holiday
  Summary

Allow voters to participate in the local elections.

Public Holiday in South Africa in 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared Monday November 1st 2021, the date for local government elections, as a public holiday.

This is to allow voters the opportunity to cast their vote at a reasonable hour.

By law, any day when South Africans are expected to go to the ballot box MUST be declared a public holiday, to allow every citizen the best possible chance of having enough time to take part in the democratic process.

Earlier in 2021, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma gazetted November 1 as the date for the local government elections. The IEC then wrote to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to ask him to facilitate a request to the President that election day, November 1, be declared a public holiday.

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