National CoGTA has confirmed that Minister Dlamini-Zuma announced that the 2021 local government elections will take place on 1 November 2021, set to be officially proclaimed after registration weekend.
On Thursday, 9 September 2021, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) issued a statement on the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s announcement on the local government elections (LGE). According to Dlamini-Zuma, the elections are scheduled to take place on Monday, 1 November 2021.
The announcement follows the Constitutional Court’s refusal of the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) application to postpone the elections. CoGTA stated that in complying with the Constitutional Court order, the IEC, in the week, announced that a physical registration weekend would be necessary and scheduled it for 18 – 19 September 2021.
Furthermore, Dlamini-Zuma stated, “So after consultation with the IEC, we’ve come to the determination that this year’s local government election will be held on 1 November 2021.” The minister will officially proclaim the announced election date on Monday, 20 September 2021, which will be after the voters roll registration weekend has taken place.
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South Africans will head to the polls on 1 November 2021 to elect the political leadership of the country’s municipalities, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs #COGTA Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced https://t.co/4JyGungMLI#LGE2021 pic.twitter.com/qVan0yLbTp
— NationalCoGTA (@NationalCoGTA) September 9, 2021