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Statement on the situation in South Africa

16 July 2021

Our spirit is not easily broken

A wave of looting, and unrest has swept parts of our country over the past 5 days. Lives have been lost; properties destroyed, the threat of food insecurity looms, but the resilience of our people has not been broken; it has been emboldened.

Community members have become the shield that protects lives, and livelihoods. Able bodied individuals have availed themselves to the Police Services to augment the efforts already underway. The South African National Taxi Association has now called on all its members to form a barrier between the looting criminals and places of business, the malls and other infrastructure, integral to functioning of society, and the economy.

In some communities members are conducting door-to-door calls to establish if there are stolen goods in circulation, while in other areas, – to restore normality – people have started to clean up the streets. Taxi drivers are using their vehicles to assist with the delivery of bread to homes that are in desperate need. Cottage industries that bake bread are offering it at a reduced price, and are delivering within a short kilometre radius. Individuals, civic and religious organisations are coordinating the delivery of food parcels.

These are but a few of the very positive developments. A new mood is beginning to characterise our nation – and it stands in stark contrast and opposition to that of the criminals. It is becoming the dominant force that stands opposed to narrow criminal ends.

These are the messages that should be spread and circulated internationally, and on every available platform. It is a narrative of hope. Insidious, inflammatory, and unconfirmed reports must not be spread. At a minimum, such misinformation puts lives at risk.

Nomatemba Tambo

High Commissioner

 

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2021-07-16T10:32:06+01:0016 July 2021|Uncategorised|

CIVIC AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES UPDATE

CIVIC SERVICES APPOINTMENTS:

 

Due to a high volume of requests, there is a significant backlog. As a result, the current turnaround time is a minimum of 30 days for all enquiries and requests, effective 30 June 2021

Your patience during this unprecedented period is acknowledged.

2021-07-01T07:16:18+01:001 July 2021|Uncategorised|

Update on Civic Issues and the DHA-9 form

All South African Citizens including dual citizens living abroad must keep their South African passports valid at all times when abroad.  It is advisable to apply for your new passport 12 months before expiry of your current passport.

South African citizens must enter and depart South Africa with their valid South African passport only.  A South African citizen entering South Africa with a foreign passport will be subjected to a fine or imprisonment (in terms of the South African Citizenship Act, 1995)

All births registrations must take place within 30 days of the birth of a child (in terms of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992.)

Application Forms and Information

DHA 24 (all categories) and DHA 9 have a unique bar code therefore cannot be downloaded because an original form is required. These can be completed at the office during the appointment.

2021-04-22T12:22:32+01:0020 April 2021|Home Affairs|

Message of condolence on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

9 April 2021 – 5:30pm

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, expressed his deep condolences to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

As the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in the history of the British monarchy.

Prince Philip passed away on Friday, 9 April 2021, at the age of 99.

President Ramaphosa says South Africa’s thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty, the Royal Family, the Government and people of the United Kingdom as they mourn their loss.

The President says Prince Philip was a remarkable public figure who lived an extraordinary life and who will be fondly remembered by many people around the world.

Media enquiries: Tyrone Seale, Acting Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria

2021-04-14T08:30:08+01:0014 April 2021|Uncategorised|

2021 List of Public Holidays observed by the South African High Commission

Date Public Holiday
1 January New Year’s Day
2 April Good Friday
5 April Easter Monday/Family Day
27 April Freedom Day
3 May May Day
31 May Late May Bank Holiday
16 June Youth Day
9 August National Women’s Day
30 August August Bank Holiday
24 September Heritage Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
27 December Day of Goodwill
2021-04-03T06:59:25+01:0030 March 2021|News|

Re-opening of Whitehall

OPENING OF HOME AFFAIRS OFFICE 15 WHITEHALL LONDON: 29 MARCH 2021

Further to the updated application procedure notice below, please be advised that the office will re open on 29 MARCH 2021.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We endeavour to keep everyone safe during your visit at our office. Social distancing measures remain in force. Entry will not be permitted unless a mask is being worn.

2021-04-03T06:21:04+01:0021 March 2021|Home Affairs, News|

ALL DOWNLOADBLE FORMS AND EXAMPLE OF COMPLETED FORMS:

Right click to access the all of the forms below.

Third party collection

Registration of marriagedivorce

Registration of Marriage

Registration of divorce

Death registration

Consent for issuance of a passport to a minor

Certificate of no impediment

Birth, marriages and death certificates guidance

BI246

Application for marriage certificate

Application for death certificate

Application for certificate of no impediment

MINOR CHILDREN FOREIGN PASSPORT

Commissioner of Oaths

Birth Registration 14 and older

Birth registration 1 to 7 years

Birth registration over 31 days to 1 year

Identity Document

Retention of South African Citizenship

Requirements for Emergency Travel

Requirements for Child Passport

Requirements for Adult Passport

Renunciation

Determination of citizenship

Change of Surname Minor

Change of Surname Adult

Change of Forename Adult

Birth registration within 30 days

EXAMPLES OF COMPLETED FORMS

 

 

2021-03-19T14:18:06+00:0020 November 2020|Uncategorised|

Services at Whitehall

Emergency Travel Document

South African citizens who already lodged applications for Emergency Travel Documents will be contacted individually and will be provided with a collection date, the date will be on a Tuesday or Thursday. Dates will be allocated according to date of Travel as per air tickets submitted.

People who were scheduled for November 2020 appointments to lodge Emergency Travel Document applications will be provided dates to submit applications, dates will be provided according to dates of travel. Emergency cases involving bereavement will receive priority.

Passports collection

If you have received notification that your passport is ready for collection, please use the postal option, procedure is on the notification email. Passports/Certificates will be dispatched once a week until the office re-opens.

Other applications

Please continue to send your applications by post.

Letters of retention will be processed and dispatched once a week during lockdown, until the office re-opens.

2021-04-03T06:53:15+01:006 November 2020|Home Affairs, News|
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