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South African flag Embassy of South Africa in Manila

Address29th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City
Metro Manila, 1227
Philippines
Phonelocal: (02) 889.9383
international: +63.2.889.9383
Faxlocal: (02) 889.9337
international: +63.2.889.9337
Emailmanila@foreign.gov.za

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Edgardo Vizcarra
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:14 EDT
SA citizen stuck in Manila
Wilhelm Johan van Greunen, is my son, who has been stuck in Manila in the Philippines for almost a year. He worked for Bauer for a long time.

He was a supervisor for Bauer Foundations and his contract was ended without Bauer following the correct proceedings according to the contract, where upon the Philippine Labour Department helped him to get a lawyer and go to court with the case.
The court case dragged on and on until he finally won the case but only received very little money after the lawyer took her money. He was living in a zinc kaia on top of someone's house, until I could get a bit more money to him. He was bitten by spiders there. He has been stabbed in the leg in order to be robbed when he was without lodgings and on the streets and now is ill [I suspect typhoid fever again].
Then the business started with the Immigration Department of the Philippines. They took his passport, and said the Commissioner of Immigration needed to sign his papers to go back to SA, and he has been going there every week for months so that he can fetch his passport and police clearance papers [because of the case against Bauer], but there's always an excuse. He then went to the South African embassy who tried to hurry things along, but to no avail.They said they can only do so much and that he must just go to emigration again.
In the meantime, we, my husband and I have been sending every penny we can to him via Western Union Bank so that he can pay for food and lodging. We are older people and we live off interest from investment and my grant.
We bought his air ticket back when Immigration told him he can fetch his clearance papers 5 weeks ago, still no papers. We had to pay another R5000 to move his flight forward. Again, the same thing keeps happening and he now has a flight that is open for which he still has to pay the penalty to Kenya Airlines, which I haven't got.
He needs money to survive this week, or somewhere to stay and food to eat. His clothes and things are at the hotel for which we were paying, and he had to skip the hotel because they would not let him out of the building. All he has with him is his clothing on his back, his cellphone and laptop with a broken screen. His shoes are broken. If his clearance papers are signed by the next flight or the next [maybe in 2 weeks].
He is on the streets, just wandering around day and night.
NOW...the hotel Paradis in Chiapo where he was staying has threatened him with a fraud case against him, but they were holding him hostage and the bill just kept going up. All his stuff is there.and he is on the streets because we have no more money to give him.
We have sold some stuff to help but I cannot expect my husband to keep giving from his monthly interest for Wilhelm as he is not his father, who died when he was small, and has to support us with this and the interest rates are very low now.. I have loaned money from friends and had to pay them back, but cannot get anything from my bank as we do not work and am older than pensionable age.
He hasn't eaten in a week, he says and doesn't care any more. He had to skip the hotel and go to tjhe SA embassy who have been of no help and put him in the street and said he must just wait.
His name is Wilhelm Johan van Greunen ID NO:6611065007088 and is known by our embassy in Manila.
Please could you get him some help as the embassy say they can do no more.
He asked Immigration there to inter him and then deport him but to no avail. We suspect that they want more and more money from us which we haven't got.
Thank you so much, from a distraught mother, Magda Smit 011 391 2128
4 Goudsnip street, Birch acres 1618.
Wimpie's tel no is:00639064227022 and I only know that Emigration in Manila have his passport
amalia pisig florano
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:19 EDT
procedures to visit africa and cost
good day can i know procedures to visit Africa for good and how much will it cost?
Marivic
Sun, 6 Sep 2015 00:31 EDT
Send things through african embassy
Good Day! I have brother who live's in africa. He's asking to send me things from philippines and send it through embassy. Is it possible if i send him things and address it to africa embassy at South Africa? Thanks
mhiles66
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:26 EDT
Inquiry
Good day! I'm a Filipina and my bf stayed at SA. He wants me to visit in SA and are also planning to get married next year.i would like to ask if what are the requirements and the best way to go there. What kind of visa should i get? Hope, you can help me.Thank you.
Thandi
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:14 EDT
Request for a friend who is in Philippines
My friend Ilze is in Philippines, she sent me the email to say she has been robbed and she needs assistance to come back to South Africa.She doesn't have cash to pay the hotel bills a day to come back home.Please help she is so desperate.

From Thandi
concepcion cuajotor
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:44 EDT
to the staff of african embassy pls help marilyn kong,she is 40 yrs of aged she was abundoned of his filipino husband and she is supper for depression she is still living in side walk pls help her...her in butuan city i am concern for her situation....pls pls help to go and tell her family about here situation in the philippines....thank u contact me or to dswd concepcion cuajotor....fb account pls help her....
concepcion cuajotor
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:28 EDT
to the staff of african embassy pls help marilyn kong,she is 40 yrs of aged she was abundant oh his filipino husband and she is supper for depression she is still living in side walk pls help her...her in butuan city i am concern for her situation....pls pls help to go and tell her family about here situation in the philippines....thank u contact me or to dswd concepcion cuajotor....fb account pls help her....
Mary Rose
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 21:26 EDT
Official passport holder visa
Dear Sir/Madam,

May we ask if an official passport holder of a government official that is going to Mozambique and will be transiting Johannesburg need a Visa (Transit? or Work Visa?)?
The official will be traveling to Mozambique as an official of the government attending a forum.
May we further ask how long will be the processing/ approval of the said application?
Does it need to have personal appearance.

Apologies for the multiple questions.

Hoping for your favorable and immediate response to this matter.

Thank you,
Mary Rose
Joselyn
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:37 EDT
Tourist visa
Hi can i ask how to get a tourist visa what doc. Do i need and how much it will cost,my bf plan to introduce me to his family. Thank you hoping for your response. Please mail me for the info esparesjoselyn@rocketmail.com
Christine aguirre
Sun, 2 Aug 2015 23:13 EDT
non support
my cousin, jennifer bon, have a daughter to an african husband. The child is already 4 years old and been supporting the child for a hundred dollars (100USD) and since the child is already attending school the said amount is not enough to sustain the child's daily needs as well as for her education... The said financial help was not regular... The name of her spouse is PRIMEI ABDUL MOISES....


Thank you very much and hoping for your response


For your reference here is his contact number +96594407991


Sincerely,
Christine

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