Population: 56,5 million (June 2017 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 9.70 ZAR (22 May 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 56,5 million (June 2017 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 9.70 ZAR (22 May 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).

Commissioner of Oath:
Appointment should be prebooked for Thursday for time slots between 9am and 12pm

Authentication / Legalization of Documents:
When a document is required for legal use in the Republic of South Africa, the following procedure should be followed to have it authenticated by any of our offices in Ottawa or Toronto

  • If the person signing the documents wishes his/her signature to be witnessed by an official of this Mission, he/she must be able to show identification. We require two (2) original forms of identification that shows a photograph and signature of the person signing the documents (passport, driver's license, resident card, etc.) as proof of identity -- with photocopies for our records.

For Alberta:

1)Your documents can be signed before a Commissioner of Oaths/Notary Public in the city where you are resident.

2) Once that has been completed your documents are to be sent for document authentication purposes to:

Alberta Justice and Attorney General
Official Documents & Appointments
9833 – 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 2E8
Telephone (780) 427-5069

The authorized signing officers which we have for the Alberta Authentication Certificate are:
Mary E Clark, Registrar
Marino L. Hidalgo, Authentication Officer
Trudy E. Bartsch, Notary Public Administrator
Barry D. Clothier, Senior Manager.

3) Once the documents have been returned to you they should be sent to the South African Consulate General in Toronto (address below) for the South African Consulate General Certificate of Authentication.

Please include a prepaid self addressed envelope in order that we may return your documents to you.
















South African High Commission – Ottawa South African Consulate-General – Toronto:
15 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 1M8

Tel: (613) 744 0330
Fax: (613) 741 1639


Mon to Thu: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M2N 6Y8

Tel: (416) 944 8825
Office faxline: (416) 944 0925
Direct Office Faxline: (416) 944 0419

Mon to Thu: 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM