I had a chat with a DA representative at the end of the day who mentioned that 7,500 people registered to vote and by 17:50, 4,000 had officially voted. Voting closes at 7pm and I hope that everyone got their chance to vote, when I left there were still a lot of people waiting to vote.
The DA representative felt that the parties and the government had not done enough to inform and educate expats on what was required and how to register. Maybe it’s true but in all fairness once the courts made it official, we could vote they only gave the parties 2 weeks to promote and advertise and I know they did the best they could.
It is a start and it will make a difference if not now but in the future.
I had to laugh today. A UK citizen was wondering what on earth was going on when he walked past Trafalgar Square today. He thought it was a big sports ticket sale on offer and South Africans were queing up to get their tickets.