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Election Day 2024 in South Africa

Is Election Day a Public Holiday?

Election Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Election Day Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2011–2024.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2011WedMay 18Election DayPublic Holiday
2016WedAug 3Election DayPublic Holiday
2019WedMay 8Election DayPublic Holiday
2024WedMay 29Election DayPublic Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.