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Friday, 14 October 2011

PLEASE NOTE: Home Affairs will NO LONGER issue "handwritten" Unabridged Certificates.

If you are a foreigner getting married in South Africa and you wish to obtain an "Unabridged" Marriage Certificate, please allow for this in your travel plans, or alternatively you can nominate a family member to collect your unabridged certificate on your behalf. 

Posted by TACOTSA at 11:43 PM BST
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Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Topic: Planning your Wedding
NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL COUPLES: The Dept. of Home Affairs will NO LONGER issue "handwritten" Unabridged Marriage Certificates. As there are NO GUARANTEES as to how long it will take to obtain an UNABRIDGED Certificate, PLEASE ALLOW FOR THIS IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS.

Posted by TACOTSA at 1:19 PM BST
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Friday, 4 February 2011
from Hannah & Gary 2011-02-03
Topic: Notes of Thanks

Dear Elaine

Many thanks for your email.  Please pass on our most sincere thanks to Rev. Brits.  We were delighted with the service that he conducted and the time that he spent with us both!  It really was our perfect day and Rev. Brits played a huge part in making it so.  We are traveling for a couple of weeks but will send photos on our return.

A huge thanks once again.

With much love.

Gary & Hannah

Posted by TACOTSA at 9:44 AM GMT
Updated: Friday, 4 February 2011 9:46 AM GMT
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Monday, 24 January 2011
SUCCESS at Home Affairs!
Topic: Cape Town Weddings
Success! I went to the Wynberg office this morning, arriving just as they opened. They completed the certificate in just about 10 minutes and I was on my way.
Again, a huge "Thanks" to you and Rev. Brits for helping us through the entire marriage process.
Back to honeymooning in Cape Town...!
Chris (and Melanie) [January 2011]

Posted by TACOTSA at 1:43 PM GMT
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Thanks and Appreciation
Topic: Cape Town Weddings

Dear Elaine
Rev Daniel is so full of energy & enthusiasm, EXACTLY what we were hoping for. What a character, we were both really impressed.  I LOVE the sand ceremony & how personal he makes everything. He is clearly VERY experienced at what he does & we're very relieved to have a minister who can carry us through the ceremony rather than drag us through it. Thanks so much for the support both you and Rev Daniel have given us. You’ve managed to replace nervousness with excitement.

Love Mare

Posted by TACOTSA at 11:38 AM BST
Updated: Wednesday, 3 November 2010 11:42 AM BST
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Wednesday, 24 February 2010
NON-SA RESIDENTS very important
Topic: Planning your Wedding

AN APOSTILLE - Authentication of Official Documents outside SA
Authentication of South African Marriage  |  Legalisation of Official Documents

Legalises official public documents executed within South Africa for use outside the Republic of South Africa by means of an Apostille Certificate or a Certificate of Authentication.

Please visit the official website for in-depth information and contact details.

Official website:

If you require an Unabridged Marriage Certificate, one can be obtained from the
South African Department of Home Affairs and usually takes 6-8 weeks to obtain.
Take a copy of your certified Marriage Certificate as issued to you by your Minister,
ONLY Home Affairs can issue the Unabridged Marriage Certificate.

Posted by TACOTSA at 12:46 PM GMT
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Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Daniel, Jens & Nicholas
Topic: Congratulations

Thank you Daniel & Jens for the honour of conducting your ceremony.  Congratulations and sincere good wishes for you and your family.

God Bless
Rev Brits

Posted by TACOTSA at 8:29 PM GMT
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Sunday, 29 November 2009
Angie and Loen (UK)
Topic: Congratulations

Dear Elaine

Thank you so much for your kind words.  We will always remember yours and Rev. Brits involvement in our special day.

Our ceremony was perfect.  The weather the week running up to our blessing ceremony did not look very promising but somehow the gods were with us and we had an absolutely perfect day weather-wise and in every other sense.  We even went para-gliding after the ceremony – totally unplanned!  It completed a very special day celebrated with friends and family.

We did not expect the certificates and we were thrilled with them – such a personal touch.  We will treasure them.  The words of the hands ceremony reduced us both to tears – so having the actual words to take with us meant the world to us.

We searched high and low in England for ladies white suits – to no avail!!  In South Africa we found them effortlessly!  They were just perfect for the setting on the beach.  We kept our theme colour orange as far as possible and it worked seamlessly.

We are now back in the uk...into the big winter can imagine how we yearn for the warmth of the Southern African sun! 

Thank you once again – for your blessing on our future and for your involvement in our special day.

Kind regards
Angie and Loen

Dearest Angie and Loen
It was such a pleasure to meet you both and to conduct your ceremony, and be a part of your special day.  Thank you for the opportunity. 
God Bless, Rev. Daniel Brits

Posted by TACOTSA at 10:55 PM GMT
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Wedding Chapel - Cape Wine Estate
Topic: Wedding Venues
This picturesque chapel is dressed in white and encircled by rose gardens and little fountains. Adjacent to the chapel is the Banquet area, complete with teakwood dance floor flowing into the reception- and bar area, which caters for up to 120 guests, with ease. On your wedding day you will have use of the entire wedding venue and will be ensured of being the only bride on your day! 
Contact Anne-Marie Breugem / Francis Loftus on Tel: 021 8627420 | Mobile: +27 72 602 5402 / +27 76 604 6317 

Posted by TACOTSA at 11:11 PM GMT
Updated: Wednesday, 18 November 2009 11:15 PM GMT
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Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Duerell & Stephan
Topic: Civil Unions
We would like to thank Reverend Daniel for an amazing ceremony he performed....We got married on the 10th September 2009....Everything at home affairs is in order.....Our dreams have come true!!! Duerell & Stephan

Posted by TACOTSA at 10:02 PM GMT
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