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Browsing Archive: March, 2010

Passport Saga continues...Episode 2...

Posted by Charlêne on Tuesday, March 30, 2010,

 

 

The outcome of the citizenship determination arrived last week and as it turns out, I can apply for citizenship after all!  A Section 3 application - Citizenship based on Descent.  The process involves first the processing of the Notice of Birth, at which stage an ID number will be allocated and then the ID application will have to be processed.  Once I have this I can apply for a passport.  A South African Passport.. The only drawback is that this process is a long drawn out one and ca...


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The Purple Person at the Argus

Posted by Charlêne on Friday, March 26, 2010,




The Argus... which will be the first big race I will do when I get back, after 22000km I think that 100km's odd will be alot easier.... well...I was rather disappointed that I was the only person in the supporters who was dressed up... I would have thought, and certainly hoped, that there would be more flamboyance in the crowd. Alas..

I decided to sport the purple colour of hope and go a little crazy with face paint, which then extended to the whole bottom 2 thirds of both legs and then my...


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Goodwill Ambassadors

Posted by Charlêne on Friday, March 19, 2010,



The Cape Town municipality is supporting us in our effort to create awareness towards disability throughout Africa! We have now been promoted to "City of Cape Town Goodwill Ambassadors en route through Africa".


We hope to meet with representatives of regional offices along our route in various countries and distribute literature about disability and indeed also about the Chaeli Campaign itself.

The Mayor's office has been extremely supportive in this campaign. We will have more information and...


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The Passport Saga ..

Posted by Charlêne on Friday, March 5, 2010,

 

Obtaining a renewed Zimbabwean passport has been extremely challenging.  Mentally, emotionally, and financially.  It started with enquiries last year to the consulate in Joburg (there is no office here in Cape Town anymore). 

The trouble is that my ID was stolen out of my bag at the Joburg airport in 2004 (along with a few other items which is a headache I still dread to deal with).  It is only possible to apply for a new ID in Zimbabwe, you cannot do it from here.  You cannot apply for ...


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