SA, Moz scrap visas
14/09/2004 10:41 - (SA)
Maputo - Mozambique and South Africa have decided to abolish visas for
their citizens visiting each other's countries, a senior Mozambican official
said on Tuesday.
A joint technical team is finalising arrangements so that the new system
can come into force soon, even in as little as a month, deputy minister of
foreign affairs and co-operation Francis Rodrigues said on Mozambican
The news has been warmly welcomed in Mozambique as it will end years of
stringent visa requirements imposed by South Africa to control illegal
Visa restrictions were tightened in 2002 and included a high fee of R430
which was non-refundable if a visa was refused.
Mozambicans were also required to present large sums of money to show they
would be able to cover their living expenses in South Africa.
News24.com, Edited by Tisha Steyn
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News about Signal Hill at Ponta do Ouro
Please note that the large hill
(traditionally known as signal hill), situated between Ponta do Ouro and
Ponta Malangane, is now PRIVATE PROPERTY, as it has been sold. With
immediate effect, it is out of bounds. Should you venture up the hill in
your 4x4 or quad-bike, the chances are you will be stopped by the Police and
Therefore, please avoid this hill at all
times so as to avoid a potentially ugly situation.
When driving anywhere in this Southern
Mozambique area, please drive responsibly, stay on the demarcated
roads/tracks, and carry copies of your passport, driver's license and
vehicle papers with you at all times. If approached, never hand over your
original document, if you can help it.
Should you receive a fine for whatever
the reason, please request an official receipt of your payment. If no
receipt is offered or issued, you are only helping corruption to grow
further amongst the officials.
to inform you that one of CMAS-ISA executive council members,prof
Johnny,died at sordwana last week in an accident with a rebreather. He was
a stalwart of diving and will be missed.
|An update on the latest about the fatality at Wondergat - the investigation
showed that the deceased diver had an burst stomach ulcer, causing her to
choke on the blood which caused the drowning. Apparently there was no damage
to her lungs as originally was thought! But it still remains that she showed
at 20m that she experienced trouble and it was apparently ignored.|
|Diver killed by a shark at Sodwana: Please note the diver
killed by a shark on sordies was a spearfisherman who suffered a shallow
water blackout and was subsequently taken by the shark-
(Info obtained from Melony - the person was one of her friends)