President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he intends to proclaim May 8 as the date of the 2019 general elections.
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced May 8 as the country's general election date.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement during his 2019 State of the Nation Address before Parliament on Thursday.
South Africa's sixth democratic national and provincial elections will be held on May 8.
It caused a bit of confusion as the “last chance to register” messaging was bandied about by political parties as the final voter registration weekends came and went.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.
South Africans cast their ballots on 8 May; the date was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address on Wednesday.
While supporters flocked to stadiums in their thousands as a show of unitary force, the truth test for the ‘big three’ rests with the ballot box.
Johannesburg - The Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) has welcomed the elections date announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and urged eligible voters to register before elections proclamation.
I have engaged with the Independent Electoral Commission and also with the premiers of all provinces and intend to proclaim the 8th of May 2019 as the date of the election.
According to news reports, an estimated 15,000 unclaimed permanent voter cards were burnt at the INEC office at Umu-Ikaa in Isiala Ngwa South Local government Area of Abia State.
Vice chairperson Connie Maina and commissioners Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya resigned last year, while Roselyne Akombe quit in the run-up to the 2017 repeat presidential election.
The report that outlined thirteen recommendations to improve the conduct of future elections noted that the inaccuracies were corrected from the backend of IEBC’s database.
Renowned lawyer and human rights activist, Abbas Ochogwu, has written the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on the need to postpone the forthcoming general elections.
While almost 10 million eligible voters here at home have not yet registered to vote in the upcoming national elections, some South Africans abroad have braved the cold to play their part.