President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced Wednesday, 27 October 2021, as the date on which local government elections will take place.
This will be the sixth time under South Africa’s democratic dispensation that voters will elect leadership and public representatives at metropolitan, district and local level.
The President urges eligible – and especially first-time voters – to ensure they are registered to participate in the elections which provide the basis for development and service delivery closest to where citizens live.
Meanwhile, Demoratic Alliance said it is delighted that South Africans will get an opportunity to exercise their hard-won right to vote later this year.
DA Leader John Steenhuisen said, “We are ready to contest the Local Government Elections later this year in thousands of wards across the country where we want to bring real change to all South Africans and deliver the government that our country so deserves.”