Category Archives: Announcements

ZASA Business Forum Registrations Open | Official Notification


The Business Forum working template to guide how the Business Forum interacts with members, partners, business opportunities and generally all stakeholders has been signed off. Attached is a copy.

ZASA BF Registration Form-1

The next stage is building a database on the three categories identified being 1. Small Scale Businesses 2. Medium Scale Businesses and 3. High Scale Business. The benefits of the database are but not limited to the following 1. Knowing the product/ services capability and geographical reach. 2. Negotiation advantage

Please respond via email to the address by 30th June 2017 with heading “ZASA BF REGISTRATION ” detailing the following;
1. Business category (Small/Medium/Large)
2. Business/ Company name
3a. City where main business is located
3b. Province where main business is located
4. Main Contact Person
5. Mobile Contact Number
6. Landline Contact Number
7. Indicate specialisation area number 1
8. Indicate specialisation area 2
9. Indicate Specialisation area 3

Note that only 11 responses have been received so far. There shall be no extension beyond 30th June 2017.

Many thanks.
Francis Tembo.
Business Forum Chairperson.

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4616 Permanent Residence applicants need to apply again – Home Affairs


In a notice issued by the Department of Home Affairs on their website, if you applied for a Permanent Residence Permit before 02 June 2014; you have between 15 May 2017 and 31 July 2017 to re-submit the application – please share this information.

Here is the notice as per the department’s website:

The Department of Home Affairs received permanent residence applications prior to 02 June 2014 utilising the Track and Trace system . The Department has noted that it does not have 4616 applications on hand as per Track and Trace system.

In this regard, Mr Mkuseli Apleni, the Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs, under the powers vested in him under Sections 26 and 27 of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act no. 13 of 2002) as amended, hereby gives notice that persons whose particulars appear in a list published in the National Government Gazette No 40691 on 17 March 2017 from page 35 to 95 at who applied for permanent residence prior to 02 June 2014, at their earliest convenience and without delay, re-submit their permanent residence applications electronically through the Department of Home Affairs Contact Centre (HACC). The persons whose particulars appear on the published list will be afforded a period of two (2) months from the date of publication of the notice to re-submit the applications at no further cost. The Department of Home Affairs will not accept any applications submitted after the stipulated period.

Only applications that appears in the attached list may be re-submitted by e-mail to: 

The Bi-947 application form can be downloaded here <<< and must be completed and sent via email only!

View the general guidelines and requirements for specific categories in terms of Sections 26 and 27 of the Immigration Act here <<< 

All applicants who are eighteen (18) years of age and older must also submit a South African Police Clearance Certificate not older than six (6) months or approach the Afiswitch office to submit an application for a South African Police Clearance Certificate. Afiswitch can be contacted on 012 679 2900 or visit for more information.

Failure to re-submit your permanent residence application will render the application closed.

For your ease of reference you may check the progress of your application by calling the HACC on 0800601190.

The Department of Home Affairs endeavors to adjudicate and finalise all received permanent residence applications by the end of December 2017.

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Jitotwe Luxury Coach involved in Accident Near Beitbridge Border


Good day ladies and gentlemen.

Jitotwe luxury coach was involved in a road accident last night [22 April 2017] a few km away from Beitbridge border. We have received information about a few Zambians that have passed away but we will wait for confirmation from our source.

We will keep on updating you as we receive confirmed details.

All those who had family and friends on this bus that left Johannesburg traveling to Zambia yesterday please contact ZASA immediately.

Update 1: Confirmed – Mrs Memory Kainga and the daughter Taonga Mwale have passed on in the same accident. They are from the Yoeville branch.

We have asked Mr Chris Kambalame to travel to the scene and get us full information. He is traveling with the deceased’s husband to Louis Tritchard memorial hospital.
Catherine Chanda is much better we believe but Josephine Mwansa is critical and has been referred to JHB hospital.
Updates coming as we receive them.
Update 2: Confirmed – The driver of the bus lost control on the Highway just a few km away from Louis Tritchardt.
So far 4 people have been confirmed dead, three Zambians and one from Congo DRC.
5 are very critical and one has had a leg amputated.
The injured are in Louis Tratchardt hospital and some have been transferred to Polokwane Hospital.
Thank you
Ferdinand Simaanya
ZASA President

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Special Announcement – ZASA


This press statement serves to remind all that the Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) is non-partisan and shall not be associated with any statement issued by any political party.

ZASA is, therefore, urging all political parties to refrain from using ZASA or including ZASA in their statements as this goes against the Association’s fundamental principles based on the non-partisan stance.

ZASA’s mandate is to represent all citizens of Zambia resident or visiting RSA regardless of political, religious, creed, colour or tribal orientation.

It is, therefore, sad and very unfortunate that some political parties always make reference to ZASA whenever they issue a statement.

We as ZASA are warning all political parties to stop this scourge immediately and not to include or make reference to the Zambia Association in South Africa in anyway whatsoever as the Association is neither in partnership nor in an agreement with any political party.

This is the official position of the Zambia Association in South Africa, a civic NGO representing all Zambians based in RSA.


Alwyn Matongo
Presidential Assistant for Press &Communications

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Update on arrested Zambian Truck Drivers and ZASA Welfare Fund


Last week, we broke the story of Zambian truck drivers that had been arrested by immigration officials in Germiston (click here to read); the Zambia High Commission acted quickly to get the situation resolved. Below is an update on the situation. Continue reading Update on arrested Zambian Truck Drivers and ZASA Welfare Fund

ZASA reaffirms Diaspora commitment to National Development in Zambia

In a speech given at the handover ceremony for the blankets donated by ZASA, the president of the association made a firm commitment to skills, technology and knowledge transfer as a way of Diaspora Zambians doing their bit to push the agenda of national development back home.



The ceremony took place at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka on Thursday 23 March 2017. Below is the speech by ZASA President, Ferdinand Simaanya:

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1000 blankets for UTH drive comes to a close

ZASA President Ferdinand Simaanya today handed over 1000 blankets to UTH for the children’s ward. This brings to fruition a vision by ZASA that aimed to alleviate the desperate situation the hospital’s patients often find themselves in.


It kicked off last year as one of ZASA’s community responsibility projects with the initiative being endorsed by the Zambia High Commission to South Africa. Zambians from all over South Africa came together donating blankets and money in order to make this a reality.

A massive thank you and well done to Zambians living in South Africa, keep up the spirit of One Zambia, One Nation – you should be proud!

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Preparation for handover of 1000 blankets to UTH children’s ward

This is to inform the General Membership that our ZASA President Mr. F. Simaanya arrived well and safe in Lusaka Zambia yesterday aboard South African Airways in readiness of the Blankets Presentation.

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Today in the company of our Secretary General, Mr. President had a brief meeting with Senior UTH Superintendent Dr. Musuku and UTH Public Relations Ms. Sepo Mwikisa, who took them on a familiarisation of the Children’s Hospital ahead of tomorrow’s Blankets Presentation.


Alwyn Matongo.
Presidential Assistant for Press & Communications.


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Update | Arrested Zambian Truck Drivers

If you don’t know the story, please start by reading the story on this link – Zambian Truck Drivers arrested in SA – SADC Truck Drivers Association reacts


Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

The issue of truck drivers is slightly complicated. The information we have is very sensitive as of now but the Zambia High Commission are on the case trying to find ways of sorting the matter out. So far 6 drivers have been released and 6 are still in custody.

Rest assured that the matter is being dealt with as a matter of priority and the information we have at the moment cannot be shared until investigations are done and finalized.

Let us remain calm.

I had a long chat with the Truckers Association Chairperson of Zambia based in Kitwe who I have briefed him the truth of what happened and why the truck drivers are being held.

Thank you
Ferdinand Simaanya
ZASA President






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Zambian Truck drivers arrested in SA – SADC Truck Driver’s Association reacts


A number of truck drivers were arrested last week by immigration officers after they reportedly went into the premises of a trucking company in Germiston with the aim of checking for legal documentation. This took place on Thursday 16 March 2017.

Eneless Lungu is one of the truck drivers arrested and sent the following voice note to the SADC Truck Drivers Association in the hopes of getting some assistance with the issue.

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