The ever-increasing reports of police brutality, corruption and incompetence in South Africa is incredibly worrying. Where does this end? Are South Africans accustomed to police brutality given our past, and have we simply become apathetic to these violations of human rights? After the horrors of the Apartheid State Police can we really continue to tolerate these actions? We deserve better than this.
We receive a lot of emails from South Africans living abroad asking if they can vote in national elections, what they need to do to vote and how they can vote, amongst many other question, so we've put together this basic guide based on our knowledge and experience during the 2009 national elections.
Our DA Abroad representative in the USA, Nicola Soekoe, had the fortune of hearing Kofi Annan speak at an event at Yale University. She also had the privilege to speak to him at the event and ask him his views on Africa's leadership crisis.