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    Travel from USA to ZA - after Oct 1

    I'm seeing a lot of anecdotal evidence of South Africans successfully traveling to ZA......om Facebook groups dedicated to that type of discussion. For now, as rules stand, and as most of the posts in this thread believed and said, it seems high likely that I, selfishly, will be able to travel...
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    Travel from USA to ZA - after Oct 1

    I hear you, reality is flights are so incredibly cheap right now. Flights that would have cost me $7000 last year, now cost me $3400, after using miles I only spent $1400 cash. I'm planning to nearly single-handedly restart the wine industry in Cape Town......you're welcome! :)
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    Travel from USA to ZA - after Oct 1

    That's what I'm hoping. To be fair, in case it's not obvious, I really want to come and be a leisure traveler. For once, first time ever, I hope that my SA passport will actually be good for something. Just trying to get some real world feedback, hopefully by next week when more people have...
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    Travel from USA to ZA - after Oct 1

    Doubt I'll get away with that. Unless I spend two weeks in Canada I think US will still be considered country of origin.
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    Travel from USA to ZA - after Oct 1

    Yip, USA is on high-risk list, original post updated and acknowledging that.
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    Travel from USA to ZA - after Oct 1

    There's a lot of confusing and contradictory commentary out there on the web. QUESTION: Can a South African passport holder, with a US greencard/permanent residency, travel to ZA and back to USA, from 1 October? Knowing USA is on the high risk list at the moment. (Edit: USA is on the high risk...
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    DHA *Online* Applications for SMART ID - CLOSED

    That site sucks. Doesn't work with US phone numbers. The OTP sms doesn't reach me on US phone number. However I do get in(using SA phone number) but cannot book an appointment. It says there's no slots available. If appears as if they only allow booking two weeks out. So either it's full or...
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    DHA *Online* Applications for SMART ID - CLOSED

    ...and still closed. :( Any idea how long passports take via eDHA and a bank? When I did it 4 years ago it was about 4 days.
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    DSTV Now live not working via VPN or SmartDNS

    Anybody having issues lately watching DSTV abroad over VPN? The last few weeks when I open my DSTV Now app it says "Sorry, we are unable to play this video now, something went wrong on our side, please try again in a few minutes". I've tried multiple devices and the same issue. I also tried...
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    Acquiring Unabridged Birth & Marriage Certificates

    I got my unabridged marriage certificate after I used passports4u.co.za.
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    Acquiring Unabridged Birth & Marriage Certificates

    Just thought I'd add my complete disappointment here...practice some catharsis! HA sucks..... How the woodchuck am I supposed to submit my BI-30 with my application for an unabridged marriage cert if I never got one.....not really looking for an answer here, just shouting my frustration into...
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    2012 Currie Cup Rugby final: predict the score

    Sharks 12-5 WP
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    New iPad 3G issues

    I have the same problem. I have to reboot it everytime I want it back on 3G. It seems that when I switch form 3G to wifi and then back to 3G it always needs a reboot. I am on Vodacom post-paid.
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