What You Need to Know About the South African Elections

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A National Holiday

To encourage all registered voters to cast their ballots, Wednesday has been declared a public holiday in South Africa. The government has instructed those businesses open on holidays, and farmers, in particular, to allow their employees to exercise their democratic right to vote.

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