Thank you to all the hundreds of South Africans living around the world made the effort to register to vote at their nearest South African foreign mission this past weekend! If you didn't manage to register to vote, don't worry, you still have time. SA foreign missions will still be registering ... Read more about Not registered to vote? You still have time!
By Francine Higham, DA Abroad Leader. This article was first published on the 25 January 2019 on SA People. I watched with great interest, the video that was released by President Ramaphosa yesterday, encouraging South Africans around the world to register and vote in the 2019 South African ... Read more about ANC is Blocking Attempts for Easier Voting for South Africans Abroad, Despite Ramaphosa Video
Each SA foreign mission will be announcing their specific opening hours for the overseas voter registration weekend on the 1 - 4 February. As they are announced we will include them in this list. Note that the map includes ALL overseas voter registrations stations, but the list only contains those ... Read more about Foreign Mission Opening Hours for the Overseas Voter Registration Weekend
Issued by Cathy Labuschagne, Leader of the Democratic Alliance in the NCOP, 13 January 2019 On Thursday 10 January 2019, the NCOP passed the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill which will now be referred to the President for assent. This after the Chairperson of the NCOP, Thandi Modise, ... Read more about DA to petition President on rights of voters abroad
Issued by Cathy Labuschagne, Leader of the Democratic Alliance in the NCOP, 10 January 2019 Today, Chairperson of the NCOP, Thandi Modise, violated the Constitutional rights of all South Africans abroad by disallowing the consideration of the DA’s proposed amendments to the Electoral Laws ... Read more about DA rejects procedurally flawed NCOP ruling which blocks further access to voting abroad
By Francine Higham, DA Abroad Leader. This article was first published on the 10 January 2019 on the Daily Maverick. If South Africa is to succeed in a globalised world, it really has no option but to welcome its citizens moving abroad and make it easier for them to vote. Whether in ... Read more about SA is our home – please help us vote abroad in these crucial elections
The DA Abroad welcomes the announcement by the IEC that there will be a special overseas voter registration weekend from the 1 - 4 February 2019 at all SA foreign missions, and we encourage every South African abroad to ensure that they are registered to vote so they can help bring change to South ... Read more about IEC confirms special overseas voter registration weekend from 1 – 4 February 2019
CAMPAIGN UPDATE - 28 August 2018: We have received confirmation today that the Minister of Home Affairs and the Director General for the Department of Home Affairs intends to oppose our application to challenge the constitutionality of Section 6.1 of the Citizenship Act. We are now waiting for ... Read more about No South African citizen should be deprived of their citizenship!
The DA Abroad welcomes the recent reply to a parliamentary question by DA Deputy Chief Whip, Mike Waters, that the then Minister of Home Affairs, Ayanda Dlodlo was considering scrapping the requirement to produce a passport when voting abroad as it is the DA’s view that this is discriminatory ... Read more about DA Abroad Challenges Requirement for Passport when Voting Overseas
Many South Africans unwittingly lose their South African citizenship when they apply for citizenship of another country. This can be quite a traumatic experience, especially if you only discover this some time after acquiring foreign citizenship. In terms of Section 6 of the Citizenship Act, South ... Read more about Don’t lose your South African Citizenship. Read this BEFORE Applying for Foreign Citizenship