During an announcement made by the president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday, 21 April, Ramaphosa urged first time eligible voters to register for local government elections. The date in which the elections will take place is 27 October 2021.
Not only did he encourage first time voters but he also urged every eligible South African citizen to participate in these elections which provide the basis for development and service delivery closest to their communities. These elections mark the sixth time under South Africa’s democratic dispensation that voters will elect leadership and public representatives at metropolitan, district and local level.
It was announced that the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will follow the necessary legal process to proclaim the date and undertake other requirements.