On South Africa’s Freedom Day, 27 April 2022, I had the honour of presenting my Letters of Credence to The Right Honourable Mary Simon, the Governor General of Canada. In Her Excellency’s remarks she implored those of us present to get to know Canada beyond the confines of the capital city, Ottawa, and to do more to promote the good bilateral and multilateral relations between our countries and all of our peoples. I certainly intend to do so. I am excited to serve in this capacity and will seek to deepen existing relationships between our countries and peoples, paying particular attention to the promotion of bilateral trade and investments.

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URGENT: CONSULAR ANNOUNCEMENT

Please note that, as from 07 February 2022, all applications for immigration documents (Visa and Permits) should be lodged at the South African Consulate General in Toronto. The South African High Commission in Ottawa will no longer accept applications.

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Making it easier to do business in South Africa

“The success of small businesses will lead to a significant reduction in unemployment. We are currently in the process of merging Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa), Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and the Co-operative Banks Development Agency to form one agency so that our processes are seamless and user-friendly,” Minister for Small Business Development Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said on Thursday.

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