One of SA’s hottest DJing talents (I mean musically hot as well as visually appealing) needs the help of the South African public.
Here it is laid out simply:
Get involved in the most important poll in dance music – DJmag’s Top 100 DJs poll. Forget poor imitations, this is THE only poll that matters to DJs and promoters worldwide because it’s voted solely by YOU – the foot soldiers on the dancefloor.
Over the following pages you will be asked to enter your details including your email address, the country you live in and your top 5 DJs of 2009. Please note that your IP address will be logged as part of the process. To complete your vote, you will need to validate it by clicking on a link in an email that will be sent to the email address you provide. Your vote will not count until you have validated it.
1. You must provide a VALID email address for your vote to count. We use your email to send you a message so that you can validate your vote.
3. Multiple votes are cheating and will automatically be discounted.
4. Voting closes on 23rd September.
5. One vote per person – email addresses and IP addresses will be logged.
6. ANY DJ offering incentives for votes will be disqualified.
So you simply need to go and vote, confirm your vote and tell your mates to vote. Get involved!
Thanks to 2oceansvibe I finally found some photos of expats voting abroad in London:
Here’s the text that accompanied the photos:
I’m sure you’ll get a few of these today but here are a couple of pics of voters queuing up outside South Africa House in London this morning for the first ever overseas vote in the SA elections. A historic moment.
I took the photo at 8.55pm just after casting my vote. The voting station opened at 7am – I arrived at 7.10am and just over 1h30m later cast my vote. Hopefully it will make a difference!
I echo Seth’s response: Well done to all expats who are making the effort to vote. Good on you.
More photographs can be seen over at Ideate.co.za. Great to see more images coming through and the masses of queues at the voting polls.
People in Cape Town go absolutely mental over Table Mountain and it is no wonder to me why.
They use it as a navigational aid, they use it as justification for living in CT, hell, they even use it to predict the weather and speak of blankets emerging from behind the mountain and cover the top of the table with some sort of cloth (I think that is a reference to what other folk like to call “clouds”).
But let’s just be honest here for a second, Table mountain is, without the shadow of a doubt, one of the most incredible wonders of our world that is still standing, has not been destroyed and provides many people with an immense amount of joy and pride.
What better reason do you need then to go and vote for Table Mountain to become one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
Straight from the horses mouth and compliments of the Cooksister‘s wily eyes:
Constitutional Court ruling on overseas voting
12 Mar 2009
The Constitutional Court this morning delivered judgements in various cases concerning voting by citizens finding themselves outside the country on Election Day.
As we understand, the outcome can be summarised as follows:
1. All South Africans, registered on the voters� roll, who will be outside the country on Election Day and therefore unable to vote at the voting stations where they are registered, will be able to vote by special vote. They will be able to vote by special vote on 15 April 2009 at any South African Embassy, High Commission or Consulate outside South Africa.
2. These voters must notify the Chief Electoral Officer on or before 27 March 2009 of their intention to do so and at the same time indicate at which Embassy, High Commission or Consulate they want to vote on 15 April 2009.
3. South Africans who will be outside the country on 22 April, but want to vote at their voting station on 20 or 21 April 2009 must notify the Chief Electoral Officer on or before 27 March 2009 of their intention to do so. They will vote at the office of the Presiding Officer which will be located at or near their voting station.
The Electoral Commission is satisfied that it will be able to manage the extended special voting process successfully. The fact that only registered voters will be able to utilise the 15-day period of application for special votes as decided by the Court is within the IEC�s operational ability. We appeal to all South Africans affected by this ruling to immediately utilise this opportunity to notify the Chief Electoral Officer of their intention to vote.
For more information including the downloading of the necessary forms (VEC10), please visit the IEC website on www.elections.org.za. The completed VEC10 forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 March 2009 or faxed to 012-428 5566/012-428 5279 or mailed to Attention: Chief Electoral Officer, Electoral Commission, PO Box 7943, Pretoria 0001 or hand delivered to Attention: Chief Electoral Officer, Election House, 260 Walker Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria
ISSUED BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
12 March 2009
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Today, the Constitutional Court ruled ruled in favour of the DA’s court application that South Africans who are living temporarily abroad and who are registered as voters must be allowed to cast their vote in the upcoming elections.
The Constitutional Court also granted a new 15 day period for South Africans abroad to apply for a special vote overseas.
This 15 day period has begun and all South Africans who are registered to vote and who want to apply for a special vote must get their applications submitted to the IEC before 27 March 2009.
The DA encourages every South African who is living abroad and who is registered to vote to apply for a special vote so that you can have your say in the upcoming elections.
Last year I wrote a very heated and controversial post about an anti-crime march that was held in London. I was a bit confused about the action and that people abroad should come home and fight for their country.
This year on December 6th 2008 South Africans living in London will gather to march for their right to vote. This is something that I wholeheartedly support. I am extremely impressed by the initiative and if I was there, I would march too. Why the hell shouldn’t Saffas abroad be allowed to vote if they intend on returning to SA?
Today I went to my nearest IEC registration station and changed my registration details from Grahamstown to Johannesburg.
The process was simple, the queues were managed well, the forms were readily available, everything worked perfectly.
I was chatting to someone yesterday who made a really valid point, this is the first time (out of the three) that I have gone to register and have had people actually talking about politics, registration and voting, alot. It’s great to hear, great to see and fantastic to know that politics is no longer one of the things you never bring up at a dinner party.