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.

Acting Presidential Spokesperson Tyrone Seale provides more details:

 

Political parties sign the electoral code of conduct

Meanwhile, IEC Chairperson Glen Mashinini has urged all political parties that are contesting the local government elections to allow each other to campaign freely.

Mashinini was addressing different political parties at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Monday at a ceremony where parties signed the electoral code of conduct.

The event is aimed at publicly promoting tolerance amongst political parties.

A total of 323 political parties are contesting elections nationally.