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South Africa expats vote

2014-04-30 07:34
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The elections are under way as the first overseas voters make their mark. We asked News24 Users abroad to share their experiences.

Read what they have to say and share your own overseas voting experience.

I went to vote at the embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. The experience was smooth as silk. They even prepared a few snacks and drinks, from back home, for all voters to enjoy. We also got to meet the Ambassador who is a lovely person. I feel proud and happy to have had this opportunity!

Darren, Thailand



We are living in Baku, Azerbaijan and are also unable to vote. There is no South African embassy and we were told that we need to travel to Ankara in Turkey. 

André Johann Nel, Azerbaijan


I voted for my second time in Taiwan today. Even though I don't live in South Africa right now, this vote is for my friends and family who do, and for a brighter future for the most beautiful country in the world.



Liesl (28) - Taipei, Taiwan



Travelled to London from Salisbury. Queues were seriously long but luckily my grand daughter was with me so got into the pram queue.

Adrian Holmes, United Kingdom


My brother (Arnold Carstens) and I (Sue-Ellen Hilgemann) voted at the SA embassy in Abu Dhabi this morning. Very proud and exciting moment for both of us. Waiting time was only about 1 hour and the atmosphere was great!

Read more here.


Sue-Ellen Hilgemann, Abu Dhabi



I voted from Budapest, Hungary this morning.  The process was smooth and well managed!  What a feeling.



Craig Munn, Hungary



We celebrate 20 years of freedom by voting even if we away from the country.


Sandile Sandi, Republic of Congo.



Waiting to vote at South Africa House in London at 07:10

Averblun, London



We're Ready!
Thirty minutes before they even open the doors and we're queued well into Trafalgar Square. Our vote is our voice. TOO excited!

Munene Khoza, London



Lots of South Africans here. No voting station provided!

Steven Morris, Bermuda


Unable to make it to the polling station.  E-mail to process correct form before election was stuck in my junk mail folder. Unable to vote - very unhappy!

Martin Clegg, Oman


I voted this morning in Seoul, South Korea. I am originally from Port Elizabeth, South Africa but have been teaching English in Daegu for just over a year. A few friends and I made the trip from Daegu which is about a 2 hour journey away on the KTX train.

It was really great to be able to.vote towards a better future for my country. I love South Africa and can't wait to return. I felt very proudly South African today. :)

Lauren, South Korea



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