Voting Day

Today is Voting Day in South Africa as the country goes to the polls to vote in the Municipal elections.

For me it's a day that gets me quite angry given that I've lived here for 12 years, am a Permanent Resident with a constitutional right to remain in the country and yet I can't vote.

What gets me even more is the fact that any South African (qualifying Commonwealth citizen) living in the UK who meets the residency criteria (resident for three months or more) and is registered can vote in UK elections. Why there is no reciprocal agreement is beyond me!

All I get from today is an extra public holiday. Guess I shouldn't grumble too much.

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