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.
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.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he intends to proclaim May 8 as the date of the 2019 general elections.
South Africa's sixth democratic national and provincial elections will be held on May 8.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement during his 2019 State of the Nation Address before Parliament on Thursday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced May 8 as the country's general election date.
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.
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.