You will need a letter of authority from the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) if you want to import a new or used vehicle, goods vehicle or trailer, or if you want to register a built (manufactured) or modified vehicle. This is needed to make sure that the vehicle conforms to the requirements for vehicles as set out in the Road Traffic Act and relative compulsory specifications.
If you want to adopt a child in South Africa, you must approach a registered adoption agency which will screen you and help you look for a child who is available for adoption.
If you have a foreign qualification but want to apply for work or study in South Africa, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) will evaluate the qualifications. This is a condition if you want to apply for a work or study permit. SAQA verifies the qualifications and compares them with South African qualifications to locate them within the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Information on government services not listed under the FAQs can be found under the Services section of this website. The services are divided into:
The Consular Service of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in collaboration with its diplomatic or consular missions abroad, provide logistical assistance and advice to the next-of-kin in the event of the death of a South African national abroad.
The assistance includes:
Operators at Government call centres and helplines will provide assistance. You can also call the relevant department or state agency. Contact details are accessible on the contact information page.
The Presidential Hotline 17737 should be used when all your attempts to get assistance from a government department, province, municipality or state agency have failed. It is not only a complaints line. You can call to share your views or provide solutions to the challenges in your community.
Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household.
Company registrations are handled by the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO).
Information about company registrations is available under the Government Services section in all official languages.
Any employee, including a domestic worker, who works for you for more than 24 hours per month must be registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).
You can register your employee through one of the following methods:
It is currently not possible to apply for the Credit Card Format (CCF) driver's licence from abroad. You must renew your licence at a driving licence testing centre. Information on how to renew your driver's licence is available under the Services section of this website in all South African official languages.