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TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2019
PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA SIGNS PROCLAMATION ON ELECTION DATE
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared, Wednesday, 8 May 2019, as the date of the election of the
National Assembly.
All Premiers have also declared 8 May 2019 as the date of the election of provincial legislatures.
These proclamations have been published in the Government Gazette.
The President has in terms of Section 50(1) of the Constitution dissolved the National Assembly. This
follows a National Assembly resolution adopted on 21 February 2019.
The President has also in terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act of 1994 declared 8 May 2019 as
a public holiday throughout the country.
Employers are advised to note the declaration of 8 May 2019 as a public holiday in order to facilitate
voting by staff and to encourage staff to exercise their right to vote.
Media enquiries:
Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President – 072 854 5707
Issued by the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

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