IEC welcomes election date

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that this year's election will take place on 8 May. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that this year's election will take place on 8 May.

READ: IEC: There's still time to register on voters roll

The IEC has welcomed this election date and says it provides a clear and certain target for final preparations.

READ: Students get voter registration extension from IEC

Masego Sheburi, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer at the IEC, said eligible voters can still register to vote until the day of proclamation