President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa listens to a debate at the South African Parliament in Cape Town, on February 15, 2018.
JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa is urging young people to register to vote.
Voter registration will take place across South Africa this weekend ahead of the 2019 national elections.
Districts will be open to new voters and those who need to update their credentials.
Ramaphosa called on the youth to play their part in defining the future of South Africa.
The president said that Home Affairs offices will be open on both Saturday and Sunday if anyone needs to collect their identity documents (ID).
“If you are 17-years-old and above or will be voting for the first time [next year], go and register. If you have moved from one place to another, go and register as well. If you have moved from one part of your township, suburb or rural area, go and register,” Ramaphosa said.
“If you have voted before, you can also verify your details on the voters’ roll by SMSing your ID number to 32810,” he added.