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SA STUDY PERMITS HEADACHE NOT UNIQUE TO SD

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MBABANE – The problem of obtaining study permits to learn in South Africa is not unique to Swaziland as students from other SADC countries are faced with a similar dilemma.   


For the past week, Swazi students who are desperate to get the permits, have found themselves holding vigils at the South African High Commission offices at the New Mall.


Investigations by this reporter revealed that students in Zimbabwe are also faced with a similar challenge, as they also have to camp as early as 3am in order to get the services from the SA High Commission in Zimbabwe.


Joseph Ngwawi, a media practitioner in Zimbabwe, also confirmed to this publication that the queues in Zimbabwe were also a feature at the SA High Commission.
“My daughter, who is studying at one of the institutions of higher learning in South Africa, also had to queue at the embassy as early as 3am, but it is not clear what causes the problem or delay,” said Ngwawi.


Locals have also had to queue up on a daily basis to get the service and in most instances, only 50 people are attended to per day.
However, yesterday one of those who were in the queue for the services was given a ticket written the number 60.


Meanwhile, another Mozambican student, Dana Da Silva also wrote an article about her experience in trying to get an SA study permit.
 She said for those students who came from other countries, getting accepted into the SA institutions wasn’t the only thing one needed to worry about.

 

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