In the run up to the 2009 South African elections, much debate has surrounded the issue of whether South Africans living abroad should be given voting rights. 1st Contact has sourced some informative and topical articles and debates relating to this issue, which are placed below.
If you have an opinion on this topic, please place your comment in our blog section below.
To sign the petition in support of South Africans living abroad being granted voting rights click here
To view a detailed history governing this issue click here
To view the opposing opinions of Ebrahim Moola and Rebekah Kendal on iAfrica.com click here