21 February 2014

South Africa: President Zuma Signs Election Date Proclamation

President Jacob Zuma has on Friday signed a proclamation setting 7 May 2014 as the date for the National Assembly elections in the country.

The Proclamation, setting 7 May 2014 as the date of the National Assembly elections, will be published in the Government Gazette on 25 February 2014.

According to Section 24(1) of the Electoral Act, 1998, the voters' roll will close on the day the election is proclaimed, which will be 25 February.

President Zuma has also declared 7 May 2014 as a public holiday. "The Premiers of the provinces are duly expected to issue proclamations calling and setting the 07th of May 2014 as the date for the Provincial Legislature elections in their respective provinces," said the Presidency on Friday.

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