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17 July 2014: Media Advisory
TEAM SOUTH AFRICA IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, FOR THE 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
The South African High Commission would like to welcome Team South African to the United Kingdom where they will participate in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The Games are scheduled to start from 23rd July to 03rd August 2014. Team South Africa will participate in various sporting codes including Judo, Swimming, Rugby, Netball, Triathlon and Badminton amongst others.
During their stay in Glasgow, Team South Africa will be supported by the Sport and Recreation Minister, Mr Fikile Mbalula and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). High Commissioner Obed Mlaba will also be joining the team in Glasgow.
The South African High Commission would like to urge all patriotic South Africans to show their support for the team by engaging with them via social media on the following twitter handles: @TEAMSA @GARYLEMKE. Those attending the games can visit the South African village, Ekhaya, located at the Trades Hall to meet with fellow South Africans and members of Team South Africa.
In keeping with the well wishes from Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Team South Africa that: “The nation is fully behind you and that should embolden you. There are 51 million south Africans behind you”, we also would like to wish the team a successful stay and participation in the Games.
For enquiries please contact:
Mr Oarabile Motlhaga
South African High Commission
Tel No: +44 (0) 20 7451 7167
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15 May 2014: Media AdvisoryA WORD OF APPRECIATION ON CONDUCT OF APRIL 30 ELECTIONS
The South African High Commission wishes to thank all the South Africans that participated in the elections held on 30th April 2014. In this respect, we wish to commend the patience, tolerance and orderly conduct displayed by all those that came to the High Commission. Further, the South African High Commission wishes to acknowledge all those that have been calling to express their appreciation for the effort put into ensuring that the voting process was a succes
15 May 2014: media AdvisoryCOMPREHENSIVE ELECTION RESULTS
The South African High Commission wishes to advise that the comprehensive election results for the 2014 voting process are now available on the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) website: www.elections.org.za.
11 March 2014: Media AdvisorySOUTH AFRICAN ELECTION DATE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
As explained during the registration process, all those wishing to cast their vote will be expected to bring the following documents:
Only green barcoded IDs and valid SA passports are required on voting day as the approved applicants’ names will appear on the voters’ roll.
Lastly, members of the public are reminded that the VEC 10 applications close tomorrow at midnight (SA time).
26 February 2014: Media Advisory
PROCLAIMATION OF ELECTION DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ABROAD.
Election day in South Africa as well as abroad was proclaimed on 25 February 2014 in the Government Gazette. Voting abroad will take place on Wednesday, 30 APRIL 2014. By law it is not possible to vote abroad on any date other than 30 April 2014, and no exceptions will be made.
Applications are now open to notify the IEC of your intention to vote abroad and where (at which mission) citizens intend to vote, by completing a VEC10 form. This includes ALL South Africans who are registered and whose names appear on the voters’ roll, Diplomats and their households.
Applications need to be submitted ONLINE ONLY on the IEC website at www.elections.org.za and will close at midnight (SA time) on 12 March 2014.
Applicants will receive either an e-mail or sms notification to acknowledge receipt of their application.
Prospective voters are URGED to ensure their details have been correctly captured in the IEC database 15
January 2014: Media Advisory
SOUTH AFRICANS ALREADY REGISTERED TO VOTE BEFORE 09 JANUARY 2014 MUST NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
How do I register abroad?
To vote in elections for the National Assembly you must be a registered voter. If you are already registered to vote in South Africa (check your registration status online at www.elections.org.za), you don’t have to re-register.
If you are not already registered:
How do I apply to vote abroad?
Once you have registered (either in South Africa or abroad) you must then complete an on-line VEC10 template available on www.elections.org.za. This template notifies the IEC of your intention to vote abroad and indicates at which Embassy, High Commission or Consulate-General you will vote.
The template will only be available once the election date has been proclaimed and must be completed within 15 days from the proclamation date.
Voters will receive confirmation of receipt of the VEC10 template and approval to vote abroad via SMS or email.
How do I vote abroad?
The receipt that informs you whether you qualify to vote which you will receive following the submission of your on-line VEC10 template will indicate the South African Embassy, High Commission or Consulate-General where voting will take place and the date on which voting will take place (usually a week before the election day in South Africa).
You must take your valid green, bar-coded South African ID book, ID smartcard or Temporary Identity Certificate (TIC) AND your valid South African passport with you to the diplomatic mission to vote.
REGISTRATION OF SOUTH AFRICANS TO VOTE IN THE 2014 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Registration to vote in 2014 General Elections
The South Africa High Commission wishes to advise all South Africans based in the United Kingdom that registration to vote in the 2014 General Elections will open from Thursday, 09 January 2014 until Friday, 07 February 2014. During this period the registration process will be conducted as follows
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South Africans wishing to register will have to meet the following criteria:
Please download the application for registration: REC 1/OC
The registration process will close on 07 February 2014 at exactly 17h00.
19 December 2013
Following the passing of former President Nelson Mandela on 05 December 2013, the South African High Commission has been inundated with hundreds of visitors from all walks of life wishing to convey their sympathies. Some have shared experiences on their encounters with Madiba whilst others expressed the way he had touched their lives even without ever meeting him. Indeed, Madiba, the towering figure as most have referred to him, has been a beacon of hope and inspiration to many. In the same breath, Madiba’s passing has also been a reminder, once again, that although by birthright and nationality he was South African, he also enjoyed unparalleled global citizenship.
Overall, this has been a period to reflect on former President Mandela’s magnanimity, his incredible and unthought-of ability to forgive, indelibility and power to unite. The mood in the various memorial services that have been held since his passing has been celebratory and greatly sentimental.
The South African High Commission wishes to extend its humble appreciation to all the people that have supported South Africa and her people during this difficult period. Further, the High Commission acknowledges and commends the patience and restrain shown by members of the public during these trying times in their visits to South Africa House.
Long live the spirit of Nelson Mandela!
09 December 2013
A memorial Service to celebrate the life of former President Nelson Mandela will be held as follows:
South African High Commission, South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DP as follows:
06 December 2013
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane pays tribute to former President Nelson Mandela
South Africans and millions of people from around the world are today mourning the loss of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, our first democratically elected President of a free South Africa.
An international icon and a symbol of hope for the oppressed and marginalised people across the globe, former President Mandela dedicated his life in service of humanity and contributed immensely to the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world...Please read more
PRESIDENT ZUMA TO HAND OUT YOUTH AWARDS WITH BRITAIN’S HRH PRINCE EDWARD
President Jacob Zuma, will on 10 October, hand out Gold Awards to hard working young people who have excelled in various fields...Read more
02 August 2013
Following the announcement of the date of the General Elections in the Republic of Zimbabwe, both the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU), amongst others, were invited to participate in the electoral process as observers. The SADC and AU observers participated during the pre-election phase, election day and post-election phase, which is still ongoing. In this regard, both the organisations have today released their Preliminary Statements on the overall electoral process:
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YELLOW FEVER POLICY FOR SOUTH AFRICA
26 August 2011
South Africans travelling to Zambia will now be required to have a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate following a global Yellow Fever risk assessment conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Zambia`s status has been classified as a low risk. However, as Yellow Fever is vaccine preventable, and travellers to and from countries with a low risk of transmission still risk contracting or importing Yellow Fever into South Africa, the Department of Health in South Africa has updated the Yellow Fever vaccination policy to include Zambia.
The new policy will be effective from 1 October 2011. From this date, a valid Yellow Fever certificate will be required for travellers over 1 year old:
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