On 26 February 2019, the election date for the upcoming general election in South Africa was proclaimed by the President in the Government Gazette (through Proclamation No. 8 of 2019). The date for voting is scheduled for 8 May 2019. The proclamation marks the official start of the election period.
At the same time, the President proclaimed 8 May 2019 as a public holiday (through Proclamation No. 9 of 2019), and gave notice of the dissolution of the National Assembly (through Notice 97 of 2019).
The Government Gazette can be downloaded here.
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