29 May 2024

South Africa To Hold General Elections On 29 May 2024

In a much anticipated move, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the date for the 2024 General National and Provincial elections, scheduled for 29 May 2024.


  • This decision, in accordance with section 49(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and section 17 of the Electoral Act of 1998, marks a pivotal moment in the nation’s democratic journey.
  • The President’s announcement comes after consultations with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), as mandated by section 17(2) of the Electoral Act 73 of 1998.
  • Additionally, a crucial meeting was convened with all nine Provincial Premiers and the IEC to assess the state of readiness for the upcoming elections.
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The significance of the 2024 elections extends beyond the fulfilment of constitutional obligations; it aligns with South Africa’s celebration of 30 years of freedom and democracy. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a rallying call to all eligible voters, emphasized the importance of active participation in this historic milestone of the democratic calendar.

Beyond the fulfilment of our constitutional obligation, these upcoming elections are also a celebration of our democratic journey and a determination of the future that we all desire. I call on all South Africans to exercise their democratic right to vote and for those who will be campaigning to do so peacefully, within the full observance of the law. We also urge unregistered voters to use the online registration platform to register.

// South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa


According to the IEC website, the last day to register to vote or update your voter registration is before the proclamation day prior to the election. The proclamation to declare the date will be issued in due course.


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