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Newsletter Issue 9 • July 2017

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ROB DAVIES PUTS TO REST BREXIT FEARS

Hilary Joffe - Business Day, 24 April 2017

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Newsletter Issue 8 • April 2017

Article 50 Triggered • InvestNI visits SA • Cape Town Event • Membership Drive

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Newsletter Issue 7 • January 2017

Chancellor of the Exchequer's SA Visit • Global Network Live • Event Roundup

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Newsletter Issue 6 • October 2016

ANC & IRR Engagement • UKTI becomes DIT • dti Workshop • Member Exclusives

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Newsletter Issue 5 • July 2016

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Newsletter Issue 4 • April 2016

Message from the CEO | New UKTI Regional Director | Roadshow and Trade Services | EU Referendum | Snippets & Events

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Access UK: New online application services live in South Africa

A new online application service has launched for customers in South Africa applying for a visa to visit the United Kingdom.

UK Visas and Immigration is committed to improving our service by making it more convenient, quicker and easier for customers globally to apply for visas.

Access UK (previously known as the Online Application Service) is already available in mainland China and India, and following its success UKVI is rolling it out globally to customers applying for a Standard Visitor, Visitor (Marriage & Civil Partnership), or Visitor (Permitted Paid Engagement) visa.

Access UK is a much more user-friendly online application process, designed to provide a simple and intuitive customer experience. The really great news is that the system works from your computer, tablet or Smartphone.

If you‟re applying for a visit visa in South Africa, the new service is live and you can use it right now! Access UK is available at www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa or simply search online for „apply for a UK visa‟, and you‟ll be taken to the right page on www.gov.uk. Make sure you click on "apply using the new service".

Customers can use Access UK to apply for their visit visa, book an appointment at their nearest Visa Application Centre, and pay for their application using any of our standard, priority or super-priority visa services.

A Question and Answer document is attached for your reference.

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Newsletter Issue 3 • January 2016

Message from the CEO | Royal Visit | Africa Seminar | BCB moving forward | Member of the Month | Chamber Events

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Newsletter Issue 2 • October 2015

Message from the CEO | Mace Project | Member Cycle Tour | Rugby World Cup | Membership Update | Chamber Events

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Newsletter Issue 1 • July 2015

Message from the CEO | 1 Year On | British Business Centre | Chamber Events | Membership Update

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Unilever - Committed to South Africa

Unilever Global Supply Chain, 18 December 2014

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Amec Foster Wheeler - a new force is unveiled

AFW website, 13 November 2014. Click here to read more.

AFW Fact sheet available to download below.

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The importance of UK SA bilateral relations

Interview, Beyond Markets, CNBC Africa, 29 October 2014

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South Africa: state of economic health

Research & Analysis, www.gov.uk, 9 September 2014

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A Business Plan for Britain: Expectations of the next UK government

BCC Press release, www.britishchambers.org.uk, 16 September 2014

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SA forms partnership with UK for scientific research

Tamar Kahn, Business Day, 10 September 2014

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