CENTURION- The Electoral Commission ( IEC ) has urged those who are eligible to vote, particularly young people, not to pass up the chance to register to cast their ballot in the 2024 general election even as voter registration day two is in full swing.
Thousands of South Africans are expected to register or update their information for a second and final day of voting on Sunday at voting locations all over the nation.
To make sure they could take part in the general elections, some vendors and unofficial traders in Tshwane went to registration centers.
They explained to Eyewitness News that they were participating to safeguard their way of life.
City officials have stepped up their efforts to stop illegal trade and the sale of unregulated goods in recent months.
To prevent disruptions in voter registration, IEC is collaborating with law enforcement.
A homeless man from Pretoria hopes that his vote will change the world in 2024.
IEC: By Saturday at noon, more than 320 000 people had physically registered to vote.
On Sunday, a number of vendors shut down so they could go to registration centers.
Former security guard Thabo Motaung, who now runs his own stall in Kosmosdal, claimed that in recent months, local police have frequently seized his stock from his stand, which was built outside a nearby shopping center.
Additionally, he bemoaned a number of local service delivery problems.
” When you sleep, it’s load shedding; when you drive on the roads, there are potholes; and]when you wake up, instability and crime are what you experience.
In recent years, businesses like Motaung’s have experienced pressure as they compete with other African immigrants seeking employment.