DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS LAUNCHES TRAVEL SMART CAMPAIGN

In March this year, South Africa joined almost 50 African states in signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda. On July 3, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) launched its Consular Services ‘Travel Smart With Dirco’ campaign, aimed at educating South Africans planning to travel abroad on the consulate services available to them.

In a keynote address on the launch of the campaign, Deputy Dirco Minister  Reginah Mhaule said many South Africans found themselves destitute abroad.

“Under these circumstances they seek our assistance without prior knowledge of what services we mandated to provide. This situation must be changed and…
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DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS LAUNCHES TRAVEL SMART CAMPAIGN

Travelling abroad? Don’t forget to register on ROSA

The Registration of South Africans Abroad is a registry managed by the Department of Internal Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) and is aimed at ensuring South Africans travelling abroad are able to receive the necessary assistance in cases of disaster, emergency or other crises.

Travellers living, working or simply travelling abroad are able to sign up to the registry online, manage their travel information or deregister as solo, family or group travellers. As a service provided by the Dirco, registration is free.

Through the registry, consular services, in close collaboration with the Consular Sections of South African Representatives in 125 countries, have been provided…
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Travelling abroad? Don’t forget to register on ROSA