South African Embassy, Vienna
Sandgasse 33, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 320 6493
Fax: +43 1 320 6493 51
Emergency No: +43 664 7550 3585 or +43 664 9991 5027 FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY (NOT FOR VISA RELATED ENQUIRIES)

Business Hours Embassy
Mon-Fri 08.00-12.45; 13.30-16.30
Visiting Hours Consular Section

Visa, SA Citizen Services
Mon-Fri 08.30 - 12.00

Topnews, International relations, South Africa

08. May 2014

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY

The nation's fifth democratic elections have undoubtedly added to our legacy of regular and peaceful elections."

Millions of South Africans exercised their democratic right to vote on 7 May in the country’s fifth general elections.

"Today's successful election is indeed a testament to the country's active citizenry, which is crucial for any vibrant democracy," Phumla Williams, acting CEO of the Government Communication and Information System, said in a statement.

The Independent Electoral Commission printed and distributed over 62 million ballot papers – including national and provincial ballot papers – for the elections, which saw the highest number of registered voters (25,3 million) in South Africa's history.

On 30 April 2014, in terms of the Electoral Amendment Act, 2013, registered South Africans abroad also got their opportunity to cast their votes.

Archive

    Select a category:

  • Economy
  • Tourism
  • South Africa
  • International relations
  • Foreign politics
  • South Africa in Austria
  • International organizations
  • South Africa in Slovenia
  • Bilateral Relations
  • Press
  • Topnews
  • Statements
 
© Copyright by SA Embassy 2020 | Imprint | Contact | Privacy Policy | Deutsch