Dates For South Africa’s Municipal Elections Announced

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 07: Several young women voters stand in line to have their hands marked and their identification checked before voting at the Orlando West Voting Station at the Orlando West Secondary School during the 2014 South African General Election on May 7, 2014 in the Soweto Township in Johannesburg, South Africa. Polls have opened in South Africa's fifth general election since the end of apartheid over 20 years ago. President Jacob Zuma is expected to return to power with the ANC party however his election campaign has been marred by allegations of corruption and he is expected to lose some ground to other parties. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Brace yourselves… election season is coming. Get ready for unsolicited phone calls, perhaps a bit of lopping of trees you’ve been begging the council to do and definitely a lot of road retarring.

South Africans will take to the polls on 3 August 2016 for the municipal elections.

Announced on the presidency’s website, South Africans will be able to go to the polls on what will be the first Wednesday of August.

The announcement also stressed the date of the final voter registration weekend, 9-10 April.

Source: The South African

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