Monday, January 19, 2015 1:10 PM
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. - 12:30 P.M. Mondays to Thursdays.
REPATRIATION REFUND REQUEST DEADLINE: 28 FEBRUARY 2015.
Urgent information: 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.)
South Africa named top Safari destination in the world.
South Africa has once again been recognised as one of the best places to visit globally at the recent 21st World Travel Awards. Apart from being named as the World's Leading Safari Destination, other individual institutions also won awards for their service excellence in making South Africa the leading safari destination:
- Legend Golf & Safari Resort won World's Leading Safari Resort
- Shamwari Game Reserve's Eagles Crag Lodge won World's Leading Eco-Lodge
- Shambala Private Reserve won for being the World's Leading Private Game Reserve
- Thanda Private Game Reserve was awarded the World's Leading Luxury Lodge
Photo courtesy of:Legend Golf Safari website.
Acceptance Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, on being Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership, at the OGP Heads of State and Government Level Side Event, at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York on 24 September 2014.
"South Africa has recorded impressive progress through the expansion of health infrastructure and improved access to health services for all South Africans." - President Jacob Zuma -
Click here to read the President's speech in its entirety.
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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