Kindly be informed that the South African Embassy in Ankara, Turkey will be closed at 12:00 on Thursday the 2nd April 2015. Also on the 3rd and 6th April 2015 respectfully for Good Friday and Family Day.
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In terms of Section 12 of the Immigration Act, 2007 (Act No.3 of 2007) implemented on the 26th May 2014, it is deemed that all applications are to be presented in Person outlined under Regulation (9), Sub-Regulation (2)(a)(b).
The Embassy in Ankara, Turkey will no longer accept any applications sent via post or courier as of 01 August 2014.
Burundi Ambassador H.E. Mr Joel Nkurabagaya, who is newly appointed to Turkey paid a courtesy visit to H. E. Mr Vika M Khumalo on 4 March 20015.
Human Rights Day is a national day that is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa.
President Jacob Zuma will address this year’s Human Rights Day celebrations at the Sharpeville Cricket Grounds in Gauteng.
The commemoration provides the country with an opportunity to reflect on progress made in the promotion and protection of human rights. READ MORE...
President Jacob Zuma presented the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of Parliament at 19h00 on Thursday, 12 February 2015.
During his speech, the President talks about government’s achievements of the past year and looks to the future by presenting a programme for the coming year. This programme sets out government’s plans to address various key government programmes. The President addresses the nation in his capacity as Head of State, not only as Head of Government.
The State of the Nation Address is important for all South Africans because it tells us what government’s Programme of Action is for the year ahead. The Programme of Action is government’s plans for the country and people of South Africa.
By being aware of what government is doing, everyone can become involved and also take part in government’s plans to build a better life for all.
Please select President Jacob Zuma: State of The Nation Address 2015 for the whole speech.
National carrier South African Airways (SAA) has been awarded a 4-Star rating for the 13th consecutive year.
“The 4-Star ranking signifies that the airline has achieved a good standard of product across all travel categories, with standards of staff service delivery in both the on-board and airport environments also being well ranked,” said Edward Plaisted, Chief Executive Officer of Skytrax.
The Skytrax Star Ranking audit examines more than 800 areas of product and service delivery, across both airport operations and the cabin experience, and this demonstrates that SAA passengers can look forward to a high quality of product and service. The Skytrax Ranking provides an accurate and independent guide for travellers around the world, and the 4-Star Airline status is a most respected category.
Last month, SAA was awarded as both “Best Airline in Africa” and “Best Business Class to Africa” from top United States travel magazine, Business Traveller. – Source: www.SAnews.gov.za
South Africa’s Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has unveiled a mobile app for the South African Government website, set to further put a wealth of information and services at the fingertips of techno-savvy South Africans. The Deputy Minister launched the app on Wednesday 11 February. The app links users to the recently re-launched mobile friendly Government website, www.gov.za, which bridges the digital divide and can be accessed on any cellular phone. It allows users to view, among others, the latest available jobs in the public service; tender bulletins; news and radio bulletins; information on services like renewing your driver’s licence or renewing your car licence disk. Source: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Wits University astronomers have discovered three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, using the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) telescopes. After seven years of collecting 200 hours of data, the scientists found these new sources, namely, the Pulsar Wind Nebula, Supernova Remnant, and the Superbubble. The discovery was featured in the latest edition of the scientific journal, Science, in a research paper titled: The exceptionally powerful TeV ƴ-ray emitters in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Wits scientists are part of a multinational team of astronomers working on the H.E.S.S telescope. Others are from North West University, and the universities of the Free State and Johannesburg.