The DA Abroad is a global network for South Africans (and anyone else, really) who want to make a difference by contributing to South Africa’s success and future. There are many ways in which people can be part of the process – from raising international awareness on South African issues, by signing a petition or even just staying informed on local issues.
To help you get started, here are 10 suggestions for how you can contribute and help steer South Africa in the right direction and continue its path to success:
Vote in the 2019 elections
As in 2014, South Africans living around the world will be able to vote in the 2019 General Election. South Africans who are registered to vote must notify the IEC of their intention of voting abroad in order to cast their vote at their nearest foreign voting station. Check out our FAQs on voting abroad and make sure you’re ready to cast your vote for the DA wherever in the world you might be.
Stay informed and sign-up to our newsletter
The best way to start making a difference is to make sure that you know all the facts. Sign up for our monthly newsletter by entering your details in the box on the right and stay up-to-date on all our latest campaign news, project plans and exciting events.
Attend our events
Keep up to date via social media
We’re a global organisation and are looking to establish branches around the world, and even where we already have branches established we need your skills, so get in touch and let us know what you have to offer… there’s work to be done.
Tell your friends
In order for the DA Abroad to be most effective, we need to reach as many people as we possibly can. And the best way to do this is by word of mouth. So spread the word by sharing our Facebook Page with your friends, linking to us, or tweeting @ us on Twitter.
Take action. Be part of our campaigns
No matter where you are in the world your actions can make a difference. Visit our Campaigns page and sign the petition, write the letter, spread the word… every little bit helps.
The DA is entirely reliant on donations to fund our activity in South Africa and abroad. Any donation you can make, big or small will be a valuable contribution to our work. Making a regular contribution to the DA will help us to better plan and sustain our campaigns through to each election. Please visit our GivenGain page for donations from abroad or you can to contribute directly to the DA’s work in SA.
Get in touch
We want to hear from you! If you have a South African-related issue that is near to your heart that you would like us to raise awareness on, or even if you have some great news that may interest other South Africans living abroad do tell us about it