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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|

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|

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|

UPDATE

Services at Whitehall remain suspended until the UK government has eased or lifted restrictions in England. Postal applications are currently NOT being accepted.
Latest News
Alert level 1 (South Africa)

Re-opening of borders (As updated from Gazette 43897 of 11 November 2020)

Gazetted regulations

The 18 land borders which were partially operational, will be fully operational, and the 34 land borders which were closed, will remain closed.

Traveling to and from the Republic is allowed, subject to sub regulations (3).

All international travel will resume subject to-
(a) the traveller providing a valid certificate of a negative test which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel; and
(b) in the event of the traveller’s failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative test, the traveller will be required to quarantine him or herself at his or her own costs.

International air travel is restricted to the following airports-
(a) OR Tambo International Airport;
(b) King Shaka International Airport; and
(c) Cape Town International Airport.

Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend or teach at a school in the Republic, and who are allowed entry into and exit from the Republic, subject to compliance with protocols relating to-
(a) screening for COVID-19 and quarantine or isolation, where necessary;
(b) the wearing of a face mask;
(c) transportation; and
(d) sanitisation and social distancing measures as per the relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

All commercial seaports will be opened.

Small crafts will be allowed entry into seaports, in-line with health and border law enforcement protocols.

Travelling to South Africa

Travellers intending to visit the country will be expected to produce a PCR  (polymerase chain reaction) test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa. This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test.

Upon arrival in the port of entry, the traveller will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms or for contact with people who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Travellers will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to  self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country.

Should the traveller display any COVID-19–related symptoms or been in contact with an infected person(s), they will be expected to take a mandatory COVID-19 test.  This test will be at the traveller’s cost.  If the COVID-19 test comes back positive, the traveller will be subjected to a 10 day quarantine at a designated site.  The accommodation at a quarantine site will be at the traveller’s cost.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 11 November 2020 that “we are also opening up international travel to all countries subject to the necessary health protocols and the presentation of a negative Covid-19 certificate”.

2021-03-19T14:59:29+00:0012 November 2020|Uncategorised|
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