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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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“Hatred, revenge, bitterness -these are negative emotions. The person harboring those emotions suffers more." 

Ahmed Kathrada

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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A constitutional referendum was successfully held in The Republic of Turkey on Sunday, 16 April 2017. 
As a result 51.3 % said “Yes” and 48.1 % said "No" in a tight race to decide on whether to shift to an executive presidential system.

JOKE OF THE MONTH

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White hair

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. 
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" 
Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

Home South African Citizens Personal Amendment

In accordance with the provisions of the South African Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992, a South African citizen may apply to amend his/her personal information in the Population Register by virtue of a formal application for personal amendment.   


Application to assume another surname

  •     Completed form BI-529E (www.home-affairs.gov.za/forms/citizenship/bi-529.pdf)
  •     Completed form BI-196 (majors) (www.home-affairs.gov.za/documents/bi-196.pdf) or BI-193 (minors) (www.home-affairs.gov.za/documents/bi-193.pdf) - Application to Assume Another Surname
  •     Form BI 24 - Notice of Birth, to indicate the surname to be assumed *
  •     Copy of Birth Certificate
  •     Certified copy of Statutory Declaration, Adoption Papers and Court Order or in the absence of these an affidavit motivating the necessity of the change of surname (if applicable)
  •     Prescribed fee of € 6.00 (Minor) to be deposited into the Embassy bank account
  •     Prescribed fee of € 26.00 (Major) to be deposited into the Embassy bank account


Application to assume another Forename

  •     Completed form BI-529E (www.home-affairs.gov.za/forms/citizenship/bi-529.pdf)
  •     Completed form BI-85 (www.home-affairs.gov.za/documents/bi-85.pdf)
  •     Completed form BI- 24 - Notice of Birth, to indicate the new forename *
  •     Copy of Birth Certificate
  •     Copy of Statutory Declaration, Court Order or in the absence of these an affidavit motivating the necessity of the change of forename (if applicable)
  •     Prescribed fee of € 6.00 (Minor) to be deposited into the Embassy bank account
  •     Prescribed fee of € 11.00 (Major) to be deposited into the Embassy bank account

* Note:  Form BI-24 can not be downloaded and must be obtained from the Embassy