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Address29th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City
Metro Manila, 1227
Philippines
Phonelocal: (02) 889.9383
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Kristine
Fri, 4 Jul 2014 09:58 EDT
My husband is sick in South Africa. I got my visa and I staff showed so much sympathy and understand.
i will be able to go be with him and care for my partner


Tanx Embassy of Africa
Sherwin
Fri, 4 Jul 2014 09:52 EDT
Hi guys; I hear what you all are saying, but why is it a bunch of you complaining??? I am not accountable to anyone just like the rest of you I am expressing my view and from the same embassy as you all claim to visit. I still persist as a Filipino, and not Leila since I am male for your info Chris,maybe like other complainers, you need as well do some introspection. If you were treated with this alleged disrespect, what did you do? From your posting you seem to be as well insecure, and maybe that is why no one responds to your complains in South Africa
Shelby
Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:48 EDT
Chris
both. i will email more people in the next few days as well... coz i think it's not just Leila but all the staff!! from their bulldog-like security guard to the higher secretaries. they SHOULD do something about it coz it affects your country's credibility and tourism!!
Shelby
Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:39 EDT
Chris
i think there's a whole lot more to this as well, but im still waiting for Mr McKays reply to my email. i will also try to contact more people about this. i hope they will reply coz it's actually not just that Leila but almost the whole staff!! from their bulldog security guard to the higher secretaries... horrible!
Chris
Tue, 1 Jul 2014 04:33 EDT
@Shelby
Yes Shelby, I emailed him yesterday. Said it's very urgent. No reply yet.
In the mid-term, my family, I and others in South Africa will be taking action to expose this Custodio person and the devastation she's causing in people's lives. But I have a feeling there's more to this. Why isn't the ambassador doing anything? I've never come across such a disgrace at any embassy I've dealt with.
I don't know what is more shocking... the horror experiences listed here or Costudio's amateurish self-glorifying puppet-posts.
shelby
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:36 EDT
hey Chris
i agree with you. my husband who is a South African citizen also experienced what you did and most probably we experienced before what you are experiencing now. and it's horrible!! and they dont care about that at all.

have you contacted Mr Jackie McKay already???
because he replied to me and asked for more information and said he will look through this problem. it would be a help and will be much appreciated if you contact him as well and tell your story :)
Chris
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:11 EDT
@ Sherwin
Sherwin, you must have gone to a different embassy or is Liela yourself posing as "Sherwin".
We've been treated like rubbish from day one by this rude woman, Leila. She's obviously a very insecure person who misuses her power to cause unhappiness in people's lives.
We're on the verge of cancelling our entire wedding and honeymoon in South Africa due to this devil woman refusing to grant my fiancee a visitors visa, even though we fully complied with all documentation and proof of funds. She will never realise how much pain and sadness she caused and obviously doesn't care.
A Filipina should not even be doing this job. It's a South African embassy and heaven knows South Africans pay enough tax to have SA government officials do it.
I've also been refused entry by the guard, even though i'm an SA citizen. This goes against international convention.
Either way, Leila, you've made that the SA embassy in Manila will be taken to court. Soon. Something HAS to be done.
rex
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:54 EDT
embassy a mess
The SA embassy staff is a mess, but nothing will be done to change it Stephane l hope you will be fired and learn to respect people seeking help from you GO HOME be replaced by someone who cares
ms. ezna
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:50 EDT
visa requirements to visit south africa
hi guys! how r u there? I want to visit south africa, can someone send me all the requirements i need to submit in the embassy? here is my email add sheznaren@gmail.com thanks a lot for your response.
shelby
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:19 EDT
sherwin
No offense, but im really amazed how a person like you with good experience and satisfied with the embassy's service is here again after his good comment! hmm... very...... concern. hey?

well, to make it clear and emphasized, im not being defensive... i actually think you are right... RESPECT IS A TWO WAY STREET... the thing is that, people/applicants KNOW they should obey and respect those who will process their visa because they know they SHOULD in order for their visa to be processed and granted. BUT... the staff of that embassy don't give the same respect back in return because they know they CAN and they know they have the power to cancel the application, ask whatever they "forgot" to ask whenever they want or ban the applicant/person if they want to.

i fully understand you didn't experience the rudeness, unprofessionalism and disrespecting that we experienced from them, but it doesn't mean what we are saying and complaining isn't true.

and let's not mention the guard, because i haven't met a security guard who acts as if he knows everything even though he doesnt and raise his voice to an applicant without a good enough reason. not to mention block a SA citizen and ask what his reason for coming and DECIDES wether it's a valid reason or not. pathetic!

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