2024 election date announced: crucial polls set for 29 May

South Africa will hold national and provincial elections on 29 May, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said on Tuesday evening.

“I call on all South Africans to exercise their democratic right to vote and for those who will be campaigning to do so peacefully, within the full observance of the law,” Ramaphosa’s office said in a statement.

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Political analysts say record power cuts, poor service delivery and high levels of unemployment are likely to hurt the governing ANC that Ramaphosa leads at the polls, threatening its parliamentary majority for the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994.  — Anait Miridzhanian, (c) 2024 Reuters

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