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Unveiling of Nelson Mandela Boulevard:

South African Consul General Goso at the naming ceremony

A dedication ceremony took place at 361 University Avenue, Toronto on Monday, 11 May 2015. It was attended by Consul-General of South Africa, Nyameko Goso, Toronto Mayor, John Tory, former Toronto Councillor Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, as well as Grade 2 and 8 guest speakers from the Nelson Mandela Park Public School.

University Avenue, from Front Street West to College Street, will now be known as Nelson Mandela Boulevard.

In April 2014, Toronto city council passed a motion to rename a section of University Avenue in honour of the anti-apartheid leader, who visited the city on three separate occasions before his passing in 2013. During Mr. Mandela’s visit in 1990, a march was held on the University Avenue, from City Hall to Queen’s Park where he gave a speech attended by thousands of people.

Please Note: When calling the South African Consulate General - Toronto, please ignore the options and only press '0' for the operator. Please be aware that the Consulate hours are from 8:30 A.M. - 12:30P.M. Mondays to Thursdays.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VISA APPLICANTS: All visa applications must be submitted at the Consulate General in Toronto until further notice.


Urgent information:

Every person that has lodged a deposit with the South African government locally or abroad must apply for the refund of the deposit before the deadline or they will forfeit the funds, if you have completed your journey. Repatriation Refund can be requested after your final return from South Africa. The following must be submitted:
1. Original receipt for the repatriation deposit.
2. The passport that had the visa and any passport that may have current South African visas. In the case of a lost original receipt please provide us with a police report as well as a notarized affidavit explaining the problem.
3. A small self-addressed Express post envelope to enable us to mail back your passport and cheque securely. (The High Commission or Consulate General is not responsible for lost mail.)

Minister Gigaba outlines new Immigration Regulations.

The newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba outlined the Immigration Regulations of 2014, which came into effect on Monday, 26 May, 2014. Click here to read more.

Lonely Planet: SA is world's best destination for wildlife.

South Africa has been voted the best destination for wildlife in the 2014 Lonely Planet reader survey - and for the 3rd year in a row! Click here to read more.

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South Africa has a vibrant presence on the web, and this site has been designed especially to direct you to who you might need to contact or how to find further information through a spectrum of national platforms. These would include our official information gateway South Africa Information, and the Government of South Africa

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As you continue to browse, we’re confident you’ll be persuaded that South Africa is alive with possibility and that the temptation to visit our shores will become irresistible.

South Africa’s new democracy is flourishing. Our economy is dynamic and growing. Our determination to build a better tomorrow burning bright and our invitation open to join us at the dawn of what we confidently predict will be Africa’s century.


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