Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma stated at a media briefing on Wednesday that the municipal elections are set for 1 November 2021. Dlamini-Zuma says President Cyril Ramaphosa may move South Africa from Lockdown Alert Level 3. This will give political parties the opportunity to hit the campaign trail and garner votes from their supporters.
The new date will officially be tabled after voter registration weekend which takes place on 20 September. She said that date cannot be gazetted at this present time because it would force voter registration to close and she stated that it was important to allow South Africans the opportunity to register, according to The Witness.