More than 300 000 potential voters reportedly turned up for voter registration taking place over this weekend all over South Africa.
Political parties across the country have encouraged South Africans to go and register to be eligible to vote in the 2024 National and Provincial Elections.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to lead the campaign for registration in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane and Hammanskraal, with Deputy President Paul Mashatile to lead at the Peter Mokaba and Vhembe regions in Limpopo.
ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe is expected to start registration in Ethekwini and Moses Mabhida in KwaZulu-Natal, and ANC SG Fikile Mbalula representing the party’s drive in the Dr WB Rubusana and Nelson Mandela regions of the Eastern Cape.
The ANC’s 2nd Deputy-SG, Maropene Ramokgopa will assist the party’s efforts in the Bojanala and Dr K Kaunda regions of the North-West province.
The Democratic Alliance has said that the time has arrived for South Africans to ensure that they are registered to vote and that the registration weekend was a crucial opportunity for voters to ensure that their vote is counted to rescue SA.
DA national and provincial leaders are expected to visit various voting districts across the country throughout the weekend, encouraging voters to make sure they are not left behind during this crucial time in our democracy.
DA Western Cape Premier Candidate Alan Winde and Provincial Leader, Tertuis Simmers will be visiting the West Bank voting district; while Premier candidate Winde and DA Chief Whip, Siviwe Gwarube, will also engage in a media event at a voting district in Westridge.
DA Eastern Cape Provincial Leader, Andrew Withfield to visit the PE Northern Areas Constituency, while DA North West Provincial Leader, Leon Basson, will be visiting Meiringspark Laerskool and Vryburg Hoërskool for registration weekend.
DA Mpumalanga Provincial Leader, Jane Sithole, will be visiting Curro School, Brankenveld; and DA Free State Premier Candidate, Dr Roy Jankielson to visit Parys voter registration stations.
In terms of the Northern Cape, DA Provincial Leader, Harold McGluwa, will be at Eureka Primary School, leading by example, verifying his own registration status and register to vote, while DA Provincial Premier Candidate, Dr Izak Frits, to visit the Ubuntu Drop in Centre, Steinkopf.
ActionSA launched their #EachOneBringOne voter registration campaign across the country, encouraging all eligible South Africans to register to vote.
“Give yourself a voice, and give yourself the right to make a choice,” Moulana Mohammed Rafeek Sayedali Shah, Senior ActionSA Member in KZN said.
“Every vote counts, and we are committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to make their voice heard in the upcoming 2024 elections,” Party leader Herman Mashaba said.
ActionSA Johannesburg Caucus Leader, Nobuhle Mthembu urged those who are eligible to vote to go out in their numbers to register.
The Commander in Chief and President of the EFF Julius Malema, is expected to lead a voter registration program on the 18th and 19th of November 2023 in Gauteng, and said that voter registration marked a critical opportunity for all South Africans to come out and ensure they are registered to vote in the landmark Provincial and National Elections in 2024.
The Voter Registration Program, led by CIC Julius Malema is expected to occur in the Soweto, Ekurhuleni, Alexandria and Mamelodi regions across the province.
In Free State former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will hold a lead voter registration drive for his party African Content Movement (ACM) at Phuthaditjhaba Stadium on Saturday.