Liaison Office of South Africa

                    in Taiwan, Taipei                                                          


                                        Suite 1301, 13th FL., 205 Tun Hwa North Rd., Taipei 105, Taiwan                            

                                        Tel: (02) 8175-8588           Fax: (02) 2712-5109                                                             last updated: 02 March 2016








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South Africa honours its teachers

"We acknowledge your dedication and selfless service to the betterment of our country," Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the National Teaching Awards on Saturday, an event celebrating excellence in South African public education.



Due to the security considerations and the up-surge in the number of visa applications, the Mission would like to emphasize that it is on top of the situation and is working hard to lessen the waiting period for both applications and receipt of visas. The Mission would also like to implore the broader community in Taiwan to be patient.

Issued by HoM: MN Aphane


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South African-born film editor wins Oscar

Margaret Sixel, the South African-born film editor, won the Oscar for Best Editing in a Feature Film for her work on the action film Mad Max: Fury Road. Her win was one of six Oscars that the film picked up. It adds to the movie's Southern African connections.

Home Affairs, South Africa readies for voter registration

While South Africans await confirmation of the date for the 2016 local election, the Department of Home Affairs has urged citizens to make sure they have the correct identity documentation needed to vote, as well as to remember to register in their wards this weekend.

South Africa harnesses power of the wind

Wind energy is lighting up homes around South Africa, and it is cheap, sustainable and good for the environment. The South African Wind Energy Association says that in 2011, there were just 10 turbines in the country; today there are 13 large wind farms in operation, with more than 495 turbines.

Chesa Nyama to open restaurant in the US

South African fast food franchise Chesa Nyama will open its first authentic South Africa communal braai experience outlet in the United States in October, following a deal with an American investment company. Soon Nashville diners will be able to get their very own taste of Mzansi.

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Budget 2016: Tough balancing act in a tough global environment

Both the government and ordinary South Africans need to rein in spending and balance their budgets until we can get the economy growing, attract more investment and create jobs, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said at a media briefing on Thursday.

Eco-tourism in South Africa's winelands

Eco-tourism in South Africa's winelands is thriving, with visitors to the Western Cape increasingly as interested in exploring the wealth of eco-tourism activities on offer as they are in sampling the region's famous wines.


Private equity and investment in Africa

Is Africa the world's most under-rated investment destination? Could the continent offer better returns on cheaper capital? Could private equity be the key to unlocking the wealth of the world's largest market and the last frontier of growth in an ailing global economy?


South Africa 'has investment advantage'

Stability and predictability of institutions, a free press and a transparent Constitution and government give South Africa an advantage over many developing countries in attracting investment, but more must be done to stamp out corruption, says Goldman Sachs International MD Colin Coleman.


SA home to three best airports in Africa

South Africa's three major international airports, OR Tambo International, Cape Town International and King Shaka International, scored a treble at the 2011 Skytrax World Airport Awards, being named the top three airports in Africa.


Making it easier to do business in SA

The government plans to make it easier to do business in South Africa by setting up a national one-stop shop for investment approvals, reforming BEE codes, and simplifying the red tape required of small businesses.


Kruger Park: jewel in SA's wildlife crown

The world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa's largest game reserve, offers incomparable game and bird viewing, and accommodation to suit every taste, within a biodiversity hotspot the size of a small country.


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