Commissioner of Oaths
According to GN R1872 published in GG7215 of 12 September 1980, officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs posted to serve abroad are authorised to perform the functions of a Commissioner of Oaths.

GN R1872 provides amongst other things that the persons authorised to perform Commissioner of Oaths function are the “head of a South African diplomatic or consular mission; any office in the Administrative or Professional Division of the Public Service, provided that the holder of such office is an officer as defined in section 1 of the Public Services Act, 1957 (Act No 54 of 1957)”.

South African officials posted aboard who act as Commissioner of Oaths are officials of the Public Service as defined in section 1 and are therefore authorised, in terms of Government Notice GN R1872 to act as Commissioner of Oaths.
Service Delivery Charter
To read the Service Delivery Charter please click here: http://www.dfa.gov.za/consular/2012/service_charter1011
Registration of South Africans Abroad (ROSA)
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation offers a voluntary registration service for South African citizens that are travelling or residing abroad. This service is provided in the event there is a need to contact you to offer urgent advice on a natural disaster or civil unrest or a family emergency.

To register for free on ROSA (Registration of South Africans Abroad) please click on the following link.
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