Friday, August 28, 2015 4:21 PM
Best Coffee Shop in the World
The Truth Coffee Roasting shop in Buitenkant street, Cape Town, has been selected by the UK news agency, The Telegraph, as being the very best in the whole world. From a list of 13 unique coffee shops and roasteries in the world, the Truth Coffee Roasting's steampunk-inspired artisan coffee shop has surfaced on top, grinding out some of the top shops in France, Vienna, Singapore and Italy. Click here to read more.
Jazz Reception 2015
South African High Commissioner, His Excellency Membathisi Mdladlana, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture South Africa and TD Ottawa Jazz Festival hosted a reception at the Jean Pigott Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, 24th June 2015, to celebrate the participation of South African artists at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. To view more photos from this event, please click here.
South Africa has 4 Safari Parks in the Top 10
Safari Booking recently published a report about their study showing South Africa has 4 safari parks in the top 10 best African parks, based on 3,008 reviews from both safari travelers and reputable industry experts. To read the full report, please click here.
Please Note: When calling the South African Consulate General - Toronto, please ignore the options and only press '0' for the operator. Please be aware that the Consulate hours are from 8:30 A.M. - 12:30P.M. Mondays to Thursdays.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VISA APPLICANTS: All visa applications must be submitted at the Consulate General in Toronto until further notice.
REPATRIATION REFUND REQUEST DEADLINE: 28 FEBRUARY 2015.
Every person that has lodged a deposit with the South African government locally or abroad must apply for the refund of the deposit before the deadline or they will forfeit the funds, if you have completed your journey. Repatriation Refund can be requested after your final return from South Africa. The following must be submitted:
1. Original receipt for the repatriation deposit.
2. The passport that had the visa and any passport that may have current South African visas. In the case of a lost original receipt please provide us with a police report as well as a notarized affidavit explaining the problem.
3. A small self-addressed Express post envelope to enable us to mail back your passport and cheque securely. (The High Commission or Consulate General is not responsible for lost mail.)
Minister Gigaba outlines new Immigration Regulations.
The newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba outlined the Immigration Regulations of 2014, which came into effect on Monday, 26 May, 2014. Click here to read more.
Lonely Planet: SA is world's best destination for wildlife.
South Africa has been voted the best destination for wildlife in the 2014 Lonely Planet reader survey - and for the 3rd year in a row! Click here to read more.
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