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New digital visa application tool 'Access UK' launches in South Africa

Access UK allows its customers to enjoy as smooth a visa application process as possible

Through Access UK, customers are now able to book their visa application centre appointment, scan and upload their supporting documentation from the comfort of their own home, and purchase any additional services which are intended to enhance their experience in one continuous journey. Customers can continue to upload documents to…

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Chevening Scholarship celebrates 35th anniversary in South Africa

This year, the UK government celebrates 35 years of its flagship Chevening Scholarship Programme

Through the programme, the UK offers financial support for successful candidates to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 50,000 alumni of which over 700 are from South Africa. Since 2014, the number…

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12 Days capture breadth of United Kingdom-South Africa Science Partnership

British High Commission in South Africa will sponsor an agritech mission to the UK to strengthen SA links with leading UK institutions

From 26 February to 16 March, a number of sponsored activities will take place in South Africa and the UK which demonstrate the breadth of the UK-South Africa science partnership. In the week of 26 February, the British High Commission in South Africa will sponsor an agritech mission to the…

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South African U18 men’s football team in London preparing for the U18 men’s World Cup

South African U18 men’s football team in London for fixtures against the English and Brazilian teams in preparation for the U18 men’s World Cup

The South African U18 men’s football team departed for London last weekend for fixtures against their English and Brazilian counterparts. The planned matches are part of the teams’ preparations for the U18 men’s World Cup taking place in India at the beginning of October 2017. The team of 20 players…

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The British High Commission, Pretoria to host a at the Science Forum South Africa – “Making International Engagement Work for Africa”, chaired by Pofessor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The British High Commission, Pretoria invites you to attend a plenary panel discussion - “Making International Engagement Work for Africa”, chaired by Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The discussion aims to challenge the current status quo and explore how to improve partnerships…

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UK joins Lesotho's 50th independence celebrations

The UK government continues to support Lesotho’s development towards a stable, secure and prosperous nation

On 12 November 2016, British High Commissioner Dame Judith Macgregor travelled to Maseru in Lesotho to celebrate and congratulate the Basotho people on their 50 years of independence. Her Majesty Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso accompanied by Basotho officials, 45 World War Two veterans, the Diplomatic corps and other dignitaries participated…

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UK and South Africa host a regional conference on AMR Surveillance

The UK commits £265 million to support capacity and capability development for AMR surveillance across health sectors in Africa

The Department of Health, Republic of South Africa and the UK Department of Health hosted a regional conference on Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) on the 17th and 18th November, at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), Johannesburg, South Africa. During the conference the UK government made a £265…

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Working with South Africa to help entrepreneurs expand globally

British entrepreneurs share knowledge & experiences with successful South African entrepreneurs to help them expand globally

Two globally successful British entrepreneurs, Anthony Sheehan and Stephen Mooney, will be in South Africa from 14 to 18 November 2016 as part of the UK’s Department for International Trade’s Global Entrepreneurs Programme. They will be sharing their knowledge & experience with successful local entrepreneurs in a series of interactive…

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UK participates at the African Aerospace and Defence Exhibition 2016

The theme of UK Presence at African Aerospace and Defence 2016 is "Innovation and Partnerships"

Innovation and partnership are the main themes as UK companies exhibit a wide range of innovative defence and security capabilities at AAD 2016. This reflects UK Government and UK companies’ continuing commitment to partnership with Africa. UK companies are offering new capabilities to meet Africa’s security challenges, especially border protection…

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UK Prosperity Fund Announces Southern Africa Projects for 2016/17

UK Prosperity Fund supporting projects in Sustainable Urban Development, Public Private Partnerships and Renewable Energy in Southern Africa

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s programme funds seek to create real, measurable outcomes in support of the FCO’s policy goals. Since 2011, the Prosperity Fund has supported the FCO’s Prosperity Priority on opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth, mainly in the emerging powers. The 2015 Strategic…