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Enock Maina Ombori
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:16 EDT
Concern of GetSmarter Online Courses
Is true that there is such kind of partnership with that College and University of Cape Town
osman siyad
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:23 EST
im looking where is you email pls to send leter
Thu, 8 Nov 2018 07:59 EST
When is the embassy open?
Dr Muyango Emile Karama
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:04 EDT
REF:Warning against all travellers to Kenya using any means(Airplane or Motor vehicle):Take precautions before arranging any trip to Kenya.
The Consul,Embassador -South African embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

Dear Honourables;
The above refers.
I would like you to give/transmit warnings to all those till Kenya especially through the International airport to make first proper arrangements and make sur that there is a fair security upon arrival in Kenya.Otherwise,most will be surprised when the fund/money they are keeping in their suitcases or wallets(mostly wanted is the US Dollar currency bills) is robbed or stolen by Kenyan police at the airport without proper information.The average amount allowed to declare as a tourist/visitor must be determined as to not exceed not more than $5000,00 only.
I hope that you kindly transmit this message to all travel agencies in South Africa or abroad.This may be transmitted also to all other you find might be needing such an information like at OR Tambo International Airport,Johannesburg.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.May God bless you all!

Kind regards,

Dr Muyango Emile Karama(Inc).

CC:All travel agencies
Hilda Magina
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:34 EDT
The SA embassy is very incompetent when handling visa applications from the fact that they communicate poorly and stay with applicants’ visas for almost three weeks only to grant an Uncertain Bona Fide visa. This took up a lot of my time and money following up in them. Very useless embassy !!!
Brian kinyanjui
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:35 EDT
I applied for a visa but it was rejected so I appealed but still no answer.i was supposed to travel 2 day ago I have spent my money in vain.i hope to reapply and get positive results.
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:56 EDT
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Good afternoon.

I have been dailing your phone No. 0709 127 000 as indicated on your webb page and getting no reply for a long time. How do I reach you on phone??
Thu, 1 Feb 2018 06:42 EST
Uncertain bona fide visit
I don't understand why you submitted all the required documents and only going for a visit but they still take your money and tell you your visa rejected for uncertain bona fide visit. How do they come to the conclusion that your reason for visit is not honest... it's not like you can stay and refuse to leave when your visa expired. They should either train them on being morally judgemental and consider that someone really applied cause they need the visa. They should consider two sides of the application and try being on this other side of the applicant too
Averyl-Ann van Heerden
Fri, 8 Dec 2017 04:21 EST
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Kindly contact me for a Host Family in Johannesburg South Africa for student accommodation.

Peter Keay
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 07:01 EST
To whom it may concern, I would like to make a formal complaint about unfair treatment and sheer incompetence in your South Africa Visa Application Centre in Kenya.5th floor, Park Field Building, Muthangari Drive, Off Waiyaki Way, Opposite Safaricom House, Westlands.

My Daughter has been offered and accepted a place at Rhodes University Grahamstown. She rigorously and fastidiously researched your website for the required documents in order to apply for a student Visa.

Monday 4th December 2017 8hr taxi drive return ksh 8500

The clerk in the Visa centre checked her documents and sent her away saying that she needed her birth certificate and adoption papers ( she is 20 years old !!!) also that she needed a letter from me and a three month bank statement despite already submitting a certified bank statement agreeing to pay her fees etc.

Wednesday 6th December another 8hr taxi drive return​ ksh 8500

My daughter returns with all the required documents including a letter headed recommendation from our Headteacher.

She was then told that her medical cover certificate neeeded to be for 1year and dated from 1st january until december

The one we have is dated from February until December .... the university does not begin until the 12th of february and registration is on 4/5 th february . Why? would we buy medical cover dated from before she enters the country?!!!! Why? would the clark not simply process the application and allowed us to forward the amended certificate????? Why did the Clerk NOT
tell her about the medical certificate, when she checked the documents the FIRST time. Why? does she require an adoption certificate and birth certificate she is an adult???? Why is ALL this information NOT on your website ???What will the next excuse to refuse this application be I wonder ?????

I am Head of depatment of a very presigoius school it is my job to help recomend Univercities to my students . After the way my daughter has been treated, I will be very hesitant to recommend South African universities.

So I say again WHY ??? was my Daughter not told about the medical form when the documents were checked the FIRST time this is a huge waste of time money not to mention the stress you are causing people.My complaint is not about the extremly pedantic syatem you have but about the incompetance of your clerk ,my daughter should have been given the right information on Monday and we could have corrected the problem.Now more time will be wasted and we will incurr more costs!!

Your assistance will be much appreciated in this matter.

Mr. Peter Keay M.A. RCA
Head of Art
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