South Africa Sets Date for General Elections: May 29, 2024

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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South Africa Sets Date for General Elections: May 29, 2024

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially announced May 29, 2024, as the date for the upcoming general election, marking a pivotal moment in the nation’s democratic history.

The decision, made in accordance with constitutional provisions and after consultations with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), sets the stage for a crucial electoral contest. With unemployment, load-shedding, corruption, and inequality looming large as key concerns, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) faces one of its most formidable challenges to date.

Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya confirmed the election date, highlighting President Ramaphosa’s proactive engagement with provincial premiers and the IEC to ensure readiness for the electoral process.

The 2024 elections hold particular significance as they coincide with South Africa’s 30th anniversary of freedom and democracy. Against this backdrop, President Ramaphosa has called upon all eligible voters to actively participate, emphasizing the importance of upholding democratic values.

The electoral commission reported a record-high registration of over 27 million voters following the final registration drive in February, surpassing previous figures. President Ramaphosa, acknowledging the historic moment, urged both voters and campaigners to conduct themselves peacefully and lawfully.

As South Africa prepares for this milestone event, all eyes are on the unfolding political landscape and the aspirations of its citizens for a better future.


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