As you might know the South African immigration regulations are going to change soon.
The Department of Home Affairs has contracted an external company (VFS Global) to open visa application centres (VAC) across South Africa.
That means that in future foreign nationals have to appear in person at VFS centres to submit their applications and biometric data. They will no longer submit their applications to the regional offices of the Department of Home Affairs.
The new VACs will open in Cape Town, Durban, George, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Mangaung, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg and Pretoria. Read more What you need to know about upcoming changes in South African immigration law