This year marks the fist time South Africans were able to register abroad in order to vote in the 2014 election.
However, it is important to note that the voters' roll is closed and that expat voters still have to submit their VEC10 forms, which notifies the IEC of their intention to vote abroad.
The deadline to submit the document is Wednesday 12 March 2014 at midnight (UCT+02).
Voters who have registered to vote in South Africa are eligible to vote in this election, but also need to submit a VEC10 form which is available on the IEC's website
According to the IEC's website voting abroad will take place on 30 April 2014, and no exceptions can be made.
If you're not able to vote at your voting station on election day a special vote can be applied for and usually takes place a day or two before the election, according to the IEC.
Voters living abroad should consult with their diplomatic missions to determine what times they'll be able to vote.