VACANT POSITION: TRANSLATOR/ INTERPRETER
The South African Embassy in Paris is seeking the service of qualified professionals, to occupy a full-time position of Translator/Interpreter (English to French and French to English).
Duties will include:
Translation of correspondence and official documents from French – English and English-French
Interpretation at official meetings and Embassy events
Maintain and update the Embassy website in both English and French
Administer the Embassy’s incoming email account in both English and French
Do research in both English and French texts, in support of Embassy activities.
Various ad-hoc tasks of the Embassy relating to maintaining effective communication in French and English through public, image building, Embassy events and media liaison.
Applicants must be in possession of a relevant four year certificate or degree qualification from an Interpretation/Translation Institution.
Minimum 3 years experience as an interpreter/translator
Minimum 2 years in an international environment, international organization or Embassy
Proficiency in both English and French
Proven research skills
Good communication skills
Computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, Database, Internet use)
Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work well within a team environment
Ability to accurately meet deadlines
Flexibility to work after hours and during weekends
Remuneration: minimum salary €30 884.00 Maximum salary €56 497– level 6
CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2018
Enquiries: Ms MS Mkhwebane Tel: 01 53 59 23 26
NB: Preference will be given to the candidate who speaks French as the first language or English as the first language.
Only applicants with the right to employment in France may apply. All appointments will be subject to a process to reference checking, qualification verification.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered
Only applicants with the right to employment in France may apply.
COMMUNIQUE ON VOTER REGISTRATION FOR CITIZENS LIVING ABROAD
VOTER REGISTRATION FOR SA CITIZENS LIVING ABROAD IN FEBRUARY 2019
Voter registration for South African citizens living abroad will take place at all South African foreign missions from 1 to 4 February 2019.
Registration will take place during office hours at South Africa’s 120 foreign missions, including high commissions, embassies and consulates worldwide. A full list of South Africa’s missions is available on the website of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at http://www.dirco.gov.za/webmissions/index.html.
The finalisation of international voter registration follows the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on registation and voting at diplomatic missions abroad.
The agreement gives effect to the Electoral Act 73 of 1998 which provides for all eligible South African citizens to register and vote in national elections. DIRCO has assisted the Electoral Commission with the registration and voting of citizens abroad since 1999.
All South Africa citizens aged 16 and older and in possession of an official South African identity document (either a blue barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID or a temporary ID certificate) are eligible to register as voters.
Citizens who live abroad must present themselves in person at their nearest South African mission in order to register as voters. In order to apply for registration they will require their South African identity document as well as a valid South African passport.
Citizens living abroad who are already registered to vote – either on the national or international segment of the voters’ roll – need not re-register but will be required to inform the Electoral Commission of their intention to vote outside of the country.
They do so by completing an online form (Notification and Application to CEO for Special Votes Abroad) indicating the mission at which they intend voting. This form will be available on the website at www.elections.org.za from the date the 2019 national election is proclaimed for a 15-day period.
The Electoral Commission will issue a notice to this effect after proclamation. For updates on the process to apply to vote abroad please follow the Electoral Commission on social media (@IECSouthAfrica on Twitter and Facebook) or visit the website www.elections.org.za.
ISSUED BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
Ensuring free, fair and credible elections
For media queries: Please contact Kate Bapela on 082 600 6386
You can also find the IEC on -
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/IECSouthAfrica
- Twitter: @IECSouthAfrica
- You Tube: www.youtube.com/user/IECSouthAfrica
MORE ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION ABROAD
Who needs to register to vote abroad?
To vote in South Africa’s elections, you must be registered as a voter. First-time voters who are not currently on South Africa’s voters’ roll must apply for registration at their nearest South African embassy, high commission or consulate-general. Voters who live abroad, but were previously registered in South Africa, are still registered to vote and are not required to re-register.
What do I need to register to vote abroad?
- Be a South African citizen
- Be at least 16 years old
- Have a valid South African ID – either the green barcoded ID book OR smart ID card or Temporary ID Certificate
- Have a valid South African passport.
Where can I register abroad?
You must apply in person for registration at your nearest South African embassy, high commission or consulate-general (visit http://www.dirco.gov.za/webmissions/index.html for locations and contact info) during their normal office hours. Please note that it is not possible to register or vote at honorary consuls’ offices.
When can I register abroad?
The registration event will take place from 1 to 4 February 2019 for South African citizens abroad.
How can I check if I’m already registered?
Visit the My Voter Registration Details page at https://www.elections.org.za/content/For-voters/My-voter-registration-details/ on the Electoral Commission’s website and submit your ID number. Should you visit South Africa before the 2019 elections, you can also SMS your ID Number to 32810 (R1.00 per SMS sent or received) for your registration status and voting station details. (This SMS facility is only available if you are in the Republic of South Africa.)
What documentation do I need to take with me to register?
Please take BOTH your South African ID (green, bar-coded South African ID book, smart ID card, or valid Temporary Identity Certificate) AND your valid South African passport. Both documents are essential. Only original documents can be accepted – no copies.
What if my ID and passport have different surnames, for example, one still has my maiden name? Do I need to re-register?
You do not need to re-register. The Electoral Commission uses your identity number and checks it against the National Population Register (NPR). We then get your name as it’s reflected on the NPR (the Department of Home Affairs automatically changes your name when you get married), and that is the name that appears on the voters’ roll. You can apply for a new ID/passport reflecting your changed name if you want to. These new documents can be applied for at any South African mission abroad or at the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa.
I am already a registered voter, but my given address is in South Africa. Do I need to provide the Electoral Commission with my new address where I live abroad?
When are the 2019 elections going to be held?
The date for the 2019 national and provincial elections is only expected to be announced by the President in early 2019. In terms of the Constitution the elections must be held within 90 days of the expiry of the current term of the National Assembly and provincial legislatures. Their term expires on 6 May 2019, and the 90 day period ends on 5 August 2019, so the elections must take place between these dates. The President has indicated his intention to call an election before the end of May 2019.
For general queries:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/IECSouthAfrica
- Twitter: @IECSouthAfrica
MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS EDNA MOLEWA HAS PASSED AWAY
The government has announced that the memorial service for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa will be held on Wednesday, 3 October, in Pretoria. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, 6 October 2018, in Pretoria.
Ms Edna Molewa passed away on Saturday after being admitted to a Gauteng hospital earlier this month. She served the South African government in many portfolios. She was the Premier of the North West between 2004 and 2009. Thereafter she was appointed Social Development Minister between 2009 and 2010. Molewa was appointed as Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in 2010 before the two portfolios were split after the 2014 general elections. She maintained the Environmental Affairs portfolio until her passing.
In July this year, Molewa was awarded the Officier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (Officer in the French Legion of Honour), one of France’s top honours for her contribution to the liberation struggle, women’s rights and her illustrious effort in environmental protection.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared an Official Funeral (category 1) for Minister Molewa.
Official Funeral Category 1 is for serving Ministers, Speaker of the National Assembly, Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Premiers and distinguished persons specifically designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has also declared a period of mourning and ordered that the National Flag be flown at half-mast at all flag stations countrywide and at South African diplomatic missions abroad.
Kindly note that the South African Embassy and the consulate will be closed
On Monday 17 December 2018
And from Monday 24 December 2018 inclusive to Wednesday 2 January 2019
In case of emergency please contact:
+ 33 (0) 6 09 67 06 93
THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR TOURING FRANCE AND EUROPE
The famous South African gospel choir directed by Jimmy Mulovhedzi, the Soweto Gospel Choir, will tour France and Europe from 14th September to 24th October 2018. The first concert will take place on Friday 14th September at the Eglise des Blancs Manteaux in the 4th arrondissement in Paris. The next performance will take place in Suresnes on Sunday the 16th September at 17:00. Many other concerts and master classes are scheduled in various cities of France (Marseille, Avignon, Toulouse…)
The Soweto Gospel Choir blends elements of African gospel, song, reggae and popular American music. The group had the honour of performing at the first of the 46664 concerts for Nelson Mandela and have on several occasions toured internationally. The albums Blessed and African Spirit won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The group performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final draw on 4 December 2009 in Cape Town.
Ticketing : www.weezevent.com/soweto-choir-a-paris