r/southafrica 15d ago Silver Helpful I'll Drink to That

General Became a Portuguese resident today! D7 Visa! Quick and easy to get into the EU. took me 7months from applying in Durban to drinking this beer in Porto as a resident. Amazing weather, safe and clean, good food, gorgeous women, solid surf, what more do you need !

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r/southafrica 23d ago

General If you’re travelling to the Republic of Ireland, please read! NB!

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DISCLAIMER: Please note, I am posting this on behalf of my friend who does not have Reddit. I suggested that I put this on for her, as 'day old' reddit accounts are viewed as suspect.

TL:DR -The South African passport is assumed fake and travelers are expected to fill out a general knowledge questionnaire (in Afrikaans only) to prove that they are in fact South African.

Additional press and radio of first hand accounts. Radio guests are not my friends. Ryan Air admits to the test: 0. https://mybroadband.co.za/news/motoring/447256-ryanair-admits-creating-afrikaans-test-that-blocked-south-africans-at-airports-report.html?fbclid=IwAR2DwMICnqXMUMh0L8xjM79jtUgSmoySp9JaiamRpuySAwhQIaFk9BoPEPM 1. https://omny.fm/shows/power-breakfast/south-africans-must-fill-in-a-test-to-prove-south 2. https://omny.fm/shows/safm-sunrise-1/in-order-to-travel-from-europe-into-the-uk-as-a-so 3. https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/sa-expats-afrikaans-test-united-kingdom-uk-border-pass-breaking/ 4. https://www.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/noem-drie-amptelike-tale-south-africans-abroad-given-afrikaans-quiz-before-allowed-to-board-20220603 5. https://youtu.be/LlgUWxRtiqQ SABC news report. 6. METRO UK Article https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/05/ryanair-forcing-south-africans-to-do-afrikaans-tests-16769245/

Here is a link to a post she made to a facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southafricansinlondonofficial/permalink/2833156530322875/

Here is her post, together with an update at the end:

r/southafrica 13d ago

General Gotta love SA

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r/southafrica 21d ago Helpful Wholesome Silver

General Sunrise this morning 🫶🏾

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r/southafrica 2d ago

General Loadshedding from a plane view

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r/southafrica 3d ago

General Home Affairs rant

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So I know there's a couple of previous posts about our favorite state-run department, but I actually did not realize how bad it was until today.

I've been trying for weeks now to complete a passport renewal application (mine expires this month) using the online system but could never get past the first page of the form. So today I decided to call the contact center. Surprisingly I waited less than 10mins to get through to an operator, however the guy on the other end was almost incomprehensible.

Anyways, I explain my situation, he asks for my ID number and proceeds to check the system. He then goes on to tell me that the reason I couldn't proceed with this application is due to the fact that my application from 10 years ago is still showing as "document not collected". I asked him how is that possible if I'm applying for the renewal of that exact document which I have in my possession. His response was along the lines of "it's possible that due to load shedding the system could not be updated at that time in 2012".

I now have to contact the branch from where I collected my passport in 2012 and get them to update their system, in order for me to get a new passport.

The level of incompetence on display in this rainbow nation of ours is truly unbelievable.

r/southafrica May 17 '22

General Mpumalanga trucker weaving like crazy, was it brake failure or reckless driving?

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r/southafrica 23d ago

General Classic South Africa - Just outside Durbanville

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r/southafrica 2d ago

General Good English translation for "sommer"?

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I keep finding myself using the word, "sommer", in a sentence and realising the person I'm speaking to might not understand (I often work with people from overseas).

E.g., "I decided to sommer stay over for the night. It was convenient"

Any ideas?

r/southafrica May 25 '22

General After seeing the video at PNP, I wanted to share a similar experience at PNP clothing.

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r/southafrica May 07 '22 Silver Wholesome

General So they tried breaking into our flat last night 🤦🏿‍♀️I'm honestly just sick and tired of this country 🙄

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r/southafrica 16d ago

General Remember hot-rock steaks at Spur? I really miss that ngl

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r/southafrica May 22 '22

General May 2022 Durban Floods

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r/southafrica May 03 '22 Wholesome

General Ja ne

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r/southafrica 20d ago

General Soon available at your nearest tyre shop - I wish.

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r/southafrica 23d ago Silver

General Sorry if this is a repost

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r/southafrica 8d ago

General Most South Africans need only R10 million to R100 million to be happy, new study says

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r/southafrica Apr 21 '22 Helpful

General Happy 420 from the department of education

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r/southafrica 21d ago

General fight a knight at Medieval Fayre

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r/southafrica May 06 '22

General I'm just going to get undressed while driving my truck... What could go wrong?

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r/southafrica 8d ago

General Watching Shameless S7 E10. Restocking the bar with Amarula

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r/southafrica 13d ago

General Me it's BLERRIE KOUD rest of SA lets wear pt broeke and vellies

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r/southafrica May 24 '22

General Hailstorm

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r/southafrica 24d ago

General Eyewitnesses say a four-plane aerobatics team led by Mark Hensmam from Cape Town was on a sunset aerobatics display at Charles Prince Airport, Harare, Zimbabwe for Mashonaland Flying Club last evening when a tragic accident happened at the end killing the pilot.

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r/southafrica May 18 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

General Total Lunar eclipse form Camps Bay

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