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Restore visa-free travel for South Africans to the UK

Are you a South African living in the UK with family back home struggling to visit? A South African who would like to come to Britain? Or a South African business keen to do deals? Thousands each year are put off visiting because of the high UK visa costs.

It wasn't always this way. Since 2008 South Africans have needed a UK visitor visa. This has caused great pressure on reuniting families and friends. A six-month visa now costs £87 (1,477 ZAR).

As a result the numbers of South Africans visiting have dropped by a third (over 100,000).

We want to restore visa-free travel and we need your help. There are 200,000 South Africans living in the UK and we want as many of you to sign our petition urging both the UK and South African governments to find a solution.

Share with your friends and family so we can reach the 55m South Africans back home.

Together, we will change government policy and help reunite thousands of South Africans.

This campaign is organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society and in partnership with South African Chamber of Commerce UK, The South African, Sable International, Philip Gamble & Partners, the South African Diaspora United, and kindly supported and promoted by DA Abroad - UK.

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