SOUTH AFRICA will hold its local government elections on October 28, 2021.
This was confirmed by the Presidency on Wednesday.
“This will be the sixth time under SA’s democratic dispensation that voters will elect leadership and public representatives at metropolitan, district and local level,” said acting presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale.
Seale said in a statement on Wednesday evening that minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma would follow the necessary legal process to proclaim the date and undertake other requirements.
The announcement follows talks that the elections could be postponed, as suggested by the likes of EFF, DA and others, due to the pandemic.
Other States worldwide have had their elections during the Covid-19, so SA is no exception.
“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,” said Seale.
98 percent of Municipalities in SA are performing badly with poor financial management skills, no infrastructure, lack of service delivery and obtaining qualified reports.