President Cyril Ramaphosa declares election day on 1 November 2021 a public holiday in SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all registered voters to use Monday, 1 November 2021, to influence the delivery of basic services in their areas by exercising their right to vote.

Ramaphosa has declared the day on which local government elections will take place a public holiday.

Ramaphosa also urges voters to ensure that they adhere to the COVID-19 health regulations as they exercise their vote.

He has also urged employers to make provision for employees to exercise their constitutional right to vote on 1 November.