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Pretoria- Saturday, 21st March, 2020

The Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, has advised members of the public wishing to access services from the Mission to start utilizing digital platforms as physical contacts with members of staff will not be available in the interim period.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti says this move was meant to reduce on human to human contact following the increasing numbers of COVID19 cases recorded in South Africa so far.

He said in the interim period, members of staff will not be physically available at the Chancery for duties until the situation was contained.

General Miti said only emergency matters would be attended to physically by securing an authorised appointment with the staff members concerned.

He has since encouraged the public to utilize digital systems such as phones and internet facilities to access services from the Mission.

He added that issuance of visas to people wishing to travel to Zambia will be handled on a case to case basis as part of the measures to limit the spread of the virus that has spread to many countries across the globe.

South African President His Excellency Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa recently declared the presence of COVID 19 in that country a state of National Disaster and the government has since put in place a number of restrictions to contain the spread of the virus that has so far infected about two hundred and forty people across the country with Gauteng Province recording highest numbers.

Mrs Naomi Nyawali

First Secretary Press and Public Relations

Zambia High Commission South Africa



For persons who wish to bestow their Zambia Citizenship, the procedure is as
1. Complete Bestowal of Citizenship Application Form (Form VII)
2. Pay prescribed fee of Three Hundred and Fifty Rand (R350=00)
3. Mission to forward duly completed form to Passport Office, Lusaka
– Attach supporting documents to Applications
4. Upon Citizenship Board Approval, letters of approval will be sent back to the
5. Applicants will be requested to complete an Oath of Allegiance and pay Five
Thousand Five Hundred Rand. (R5,500=00) for the Certificate of Bestowal.
6. Oath of Allegiance and receipt for payment should be forwarded to Passport
Office, Lusaka; for issuance of Certificate of Bestowal.
7. Certificate of Bestowal will be forwarded to the Mission for onward
transmission to the Applicant.
Dual Citizenship Guidelines for
Children below the age of 21 years

Below 21 years of age
All children below 21 years of age holding South African Citizenship can apply for
Zambian passports as long as at the time of birth both parents or one parent was/ is

Above 21 years of age
For children above 21 years of age holding South African Citizenship, they will first
need to apply for Zambian Registration.

Supporting Documents to submit for
Bestowal of Citizenship
– National Registration Card Copy
– Zambian Passport Copy
– Current Foreign Passport Copy
– Renunciation Certificate Applicant Renounced
– Parents National Registration Card Copies if available
– Birth Certificate Copy if available
– Four Passport size copies
– Finger Prints from the Police
– Application Fee of R350=00 to be deposited into the Zambia High
Commission Account

Travel Advisory to South Africa
From 1st to 4th September 2019.

Pretoria_Monday 26th,2019

The Zambia High Commission in Pretoria South Africa has observed with concern reports of some Zambian Truck Drivers being threatened with Violence following a planned Nationwide work stoppage by the South African Truck Drivers.

According to the information made available to the Zambian Mission some Zambian Truck Drivers have faced physical attacks and threats from their South African counterparts who are fighting for better condition of services from their employers.

So far a notice from an unidentified Association alleging to represent South African Truck Drivers have been issued calling for Nationwide work stoppage among South African drivers from 2nd September.

It is with this background that the Mission would like to advise all Zambian Truck Drivers who are sheduled to travel to South Africa on the Mentioned dates not to do so until security is guaranteed.

The Mission would also want to advise Zambian Truck Drivers who will enter or would be working in South Africa on the 2nd of September 2019 to park their Trucks in safe and secure designated places in order to avoid loss of life and property.

The Mission has in the past engaged Department of International Relations DIRCO on the safety of Zambian Truck drivers and assured the Mission of tight security measures that the South African Government was putting in place.

First Secretary Press and Public Relations

Zambia High Commission Pretoria South Africa

Mrs Naomi Nyawali.


The Zambia High Commission in South Africa wishes to inform the Zambian Community in South Africa that the visa policy with regards the above stated nationals who used to obtain Visas at the ports of Entry has been revised.

This follows the signing of bilateral agreements between the government of the republic of Zambia and the Government of the Republic of Angola on reciprocal visa exemption for diplomats ,official and ordinary passport holders on the 2nd May ,2018.

The policy Adjustments will have the following implications
Holder of Valid Angolan Diplomatic and Official passports shall be exempted from getting Visas to enter into or transit through Zambia.

Holders of Valid Angolan Ordinary passports intending to enter Zambia for holiday, tourism, family visits ,official and private business, as well as in transit shall be exempt from getting Visas

His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba said in view of the above and effective from 16th August ,2018 has hereby directed all to implement the above VISA policy adjustments

Zambia has issued a second travel advisory alert issued to truck drivers and transporters entering South Africa.

The advisory alert follows reported fresh wave of sporadic attacks on foreign registered trucks driven by foreign nationals.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba says truckers and truck drivers should remain alert and follow security protocols issued by the South African government

He said it was cardinal that truckers should always use highways as they were well secured with high police presence and where regular highway patrols were conducted.

Mr. Mwamba said he has been assured by the South African government of intensive security measures that have been established which included police presence at boarder and crossing points and toll gates on all major highways.

He has also called on Zambian truckers to avoid using routes which were experiencing picketing, protests or demonstrations of any kind in order to save lives and goods.

Mr Mwamba noted that trade between the two countries would not be disrupted as the government of the Republic of South Africa had assured of stringent security and safety measures.

About six Zambian registered trucks were recently caught up in seperate local violent protests

The six trucks were petrol bombed in that country following violent protests that erupted in Limpopo and Kwazulu Natal provinces, however, no lives were lost in the attacks.

The Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship says following the introduction of Dual Citizenship under the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment No. 2 of 2016) is pleased to advise the Zambians living in South Africa as follows:

 Under Article 39(1) “A citizen shall not lose citizenship by acquiring citizenship of another country”.
Such persons will be required to notify the Board of the acquisition of that other citizenship by completing and submitting Notice of acquisition of Citizenship of another country form (Form VI) in accordance with Section 9(1) of Statutory Instrument No. 50 of 2017.

 Under Article 39(2) “A citizen who ceased to be a citizen before the commencement of this Constitution as a result of acquiring the citizenship of another country shall be entitled to apply as prescribed to the Citizenship Board of Zambia for Citizenship and the Citizenship Board of Zambia shall bestow citizenship on that person.

 For persons who wish to bestow their Zambian Citizenship, the procedure is as follows:

i. Complete Bestowal of Citizenship applications form (Form VII)
ii. Pay prescribed processing fee of three hundred Zambian Kwacha (K300) equivalent.
iii. Mission to forward duly completed form to Passport Office, Lusaka. Note: To attach copies of their previous passports and National Registration Cards.
iv. Upon citizenship Board approval, letters of approval will be sent back to the Mission.
v. Applicants will be required to complete an oath of allegiance and pay five thousand Kwacha (K5, 000) equivalent for the Certificate of Bestowal.
vi. Oath of allegiance and receipt for payment should be forwarded to Passport Office, Lusaka for issuance of Certificate of Bestowal.
vii. Certificate of Bestowal will be forwarded to the Mission for onward transmission to the applicants.

Emmanuel Mwamba
Republic of South Africa


The Zambia High Commission in South Africa wishes to inform the Zambian Community in south Africa to attend the memorial service and burial ceremony of the late brother CONSTATINO KAPUNGWE KAUNDA. Regional Superior of the brothers of Charity.
The Funeral gathering is being held at 59 rose street Florida whilst the memorial service will take place on Wednesday the 24th of January 2018 at st John the apostle Parish on the High way road next to st Catherine Convert School In Florida Johannesburg the Burial will be on Saturday the 27th of January 2018 at Pax College in Polokwane at 9;30 hrs.
On Thursday all brothers of the Parish will move to polokwane where the funeral and burial will be held.
His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba has wished the family and the Church God’s Strength and guidance during the period of bereavement.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Mr Emmanuel Mwamba has called on Zambians living in South Africa to participate in the events to commemorate Independence Day and Day of National Prayer

He urged Zambians based in South Africa to observe the Zambia National Day of prayer which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 21st October 2017.

Mr. Mwamba has encouraged all Zambians to take part in the prayer and fasting programme that would be held at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria.

Mr. Mwamba said it was cardinal that Zambians participated in the program as it was an important event, further indicating that participants were expected to gather at the Chancery for prayer and where breaking of the Fast will take place.

He said National day of Prayer and Fasting was a declared as national day and holiday as such, it was important that Zambians in Diaspora joined their fellow citizens in commemorating the day.

And Mr. Mwamba has also encouraged Zambians living in South Africa to participate in the forthcoming 53rd independence anniversary that will be held at the Embassy as it was one way of uniting the people.

He said as a country, Zambia needs to consolidate the proud record of peace and unity that the country has scored over the years by encouraging Zambians in Diaspora to reconnect with the roots of their country.


On Wednesday July 5th 2017, His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, proclaimed the Preservation of Public Security as provided for under Article 31 of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia contained in a statutory instrument(SI) No. 53 of 2017.
This proclamation would last for a period of seven days for which it would require Parliament approval if it went beyond seven (7) days.
In the event that Parliament approved, it would only be there for a period of three (3) months.
This measure is a democratic standard world over in the circumstances where there is a possible security threat to public safety or public peace, even when the incidents are isolated.
Please be informed that this is NOT a State of Public Emergency.
Further be notified that there is no Curfew, no restrictions in movements, and no constitutional freedoms have been suspended to Zambians, residents, travelers, tourists or any foreigner.
This action and measure is designed to immediately curb recent reported acts of isolated vandalism to public property and to help maintain Law and Order.
We wish to emphasize that the Zambian government has not declared any state of emergency.
Please be informed that business is going on normally, banks are operating normal hours, shops, hotels, and all public places remain open.
All airline flights to Zambia have kept their schedules and there has been no cancellation or rescheduling of any flights including night flights.
All tourist spots remain open and no special restrictions exists against members of the public or foreign visitors.
The action was also done to protect existing public and private investments.
This was also done to ensure that Zambia maintains its reputed image of a peaceful country and friendly country ready for investment and tourism Our quest is to guard our renowned peace jealously.

His Excellency
Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba
Zambia’s High Commissioner to
South Africa Pretoria South Africa

ZASA Partners with the Hello Group of Companies to Serve Zambians Living in South Africa.

The Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) has partnered with the Hello Group of Companies to serve Zambians living in South Africa in the following:-

1. Hello Mobile – low cost international mobile solutions.
2. Hello Travel – Affordable international travel solutions.
3. Hello Cash – Real financial inclusion and solutions.
4. Hello Store – A new experience in retail business
5. Hello Media – your news, your views.
6. Hello Foundation – Giving back to the Zambians in need.
7. Hello Distribution – South Africa’s largest SIM card distribution.


Hello Paisa is an innovative and simple mobile cash service that helps migrants living in South Africa to make cash transactions with people from countries all over the world. With thousands of reputable pay-in and pay-out partners globally, Hello Paisa is not only convenient but also 100% legal and completely secure. Hello Paisa is one of just a few international companies that has been issued with a South African Reserve Bank license. Hello Paisa is disrupting the way in which people transact with money and is the leading mobile money solution across Africa.


1. Send and receive money from all over the world
2. Instant delivery world-wide
3. Peace of mind with 100% secure transactions
4. Avoid legal issues by dealing with money safely
5. Send money with your passport or asylum document – no need of a permit or SA ID.
6. Offer job opportunities to individuals who will be appointed as agents of Hello Paisa across all ZASA Branches countrywide.
7. Timely sponsorships will be awarded to ZASA on a number of functions e.g. Zambia Night and Zambia Independence Celebrations and some selected small family functions across the country.

We need to identify Zambians in need with various matters to benefit from this initiative.

All Zambians living in South Africa are requested to register with Hello Paisa and start enjoying the benefits immediately. NO need to have a permit, your Zambian Passport is enough. Register today and start sending cash to Zambia and beyond.

Moving forward, when you see ZASA, you will see Hello Paisa.

Thank you.

Ferdinand Simaanya
ZASA President