New Voting Guidance for Americans in South Africa

Updated 17 September, with new information from the U.S. Consulate

We all know the gravity of this election and the issues complicating it. It is essential that every one of us votes this year! Ensuring our ballots are submitted on time and counted is our number one priority. Please don’t wait until the last minute to request and return your absentee ballot. Let’s get this done!

If you have not already applied for an absentee ballot this year, please do so now. You can do this via


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Democrats Abroad South Africa is alive in Cape Town!

An informal group of Americans gathered over coffee on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon on the V&A Waterfront, under the gaze of Table Mountain, to chat about the American situation.

DAZA Cape Town is back!

Frustrated watching political scandals from afar, concerned men and women expressed their thoughts and feelings about needing to be heard and share with like-minded friends.

We discussed the possibilities and methods to vote from South Africa, where Americans may be located, and how to find them to let them know they can vote. There was discussion of parties and events, perhaps in collaboration with one of the local universities!

The group in Cape Town will organize informal gatherings for people who are interested to share ideas and discuss ways to get people registered, and ultimately to vote. DAZA Cape Town will advise prospective voters about the website in time for them to cast their ballots next year.

We will be able to answer queries about state-specific voting regulations and engage in the polls, from the primaries to the crucial November 2020 election.

A platform for Americans in Cape Town has been established.
Are you interested in joining this group of Americans dedicated to positive change?
Will you attend a gathering in Cape Town (or Joburg)?
We want to hear your ideas!

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Democrats Abroad South Africa is back!

A group of American men and women unhappy with the state of the Union and ready to work to turn it around relaunched DAZA Johannesburg this weekend.

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DA South Africa Intro

Photo by Jim Sher

Welcome to Democrats Abroad South Africa!

We invite Americans living in South Africa to get involved with DAZA,  the official country committee for US Democrats here. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - and if you're interested in putting on an event yourself or helping to get out the vote, please do get in touch with Will Bakker, the RVC for EMEA (, who will help you coordinate and promote the activity.