South Africa - Urban - Johannesburg
a) Visitors to South Africa for tourism, short business meetings, or those in transit do not require visas for stays
of up to 90 days. It is strongly suggested that all travelers check the latest requirements with the nearest
South African Embassy or Consulate before traveling.
b) Please Note: South African law requires travelers to have one (1) totally blank (unstamped) visa page in their
passport in order to enter the country. In practice, however, travelers often need to have more than one blank page.
There have been numerous instances in which South African immigration officers required travelers to have two (2) fully blank
pages. Some travelers have been refused entry and returned to their point of origin.
Dawn Francis, Elective Officer: Dawn.Francis@wits.ac.za
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand
7 York Road
Tel: 27 11 717 2025
Fax: 27 11 643 4318
This should be done at least 6 months in advance as they book up fast
Trauma Unit applications need to be done a year in advance
No money is required with the application. They will send payment information with approval notice via email.
a) ZAR 1750.00 (approx. $161 USD) per week per student or ZAR 7000 (approx. $646 USD) for one month.
b) HPCSA registration fee of ZAR 558.00 (approx. $51 USD). Please note: This is due to increase on April 1, 2014.
c) Payment of the elective registration fee is required in full on the day of arrival/registration with the Elective Office.
d) Payment method is by credit card.
e) There is NO refund of registration fees under any circumstance.
Available to: SOM
For a list of options for the rotation, please visit the website: http://www.wits.ac.za/academic/health/students/elective/9121/elective.html
a) They provide information on housing both on and off campus (private) but students are expected to make their own accommodation
arrangements. Students are given information on accommodations with their written confirmation of acceptance to the program.
b) With regards to private accommodation (homes in neighboring suburbs to the University), students would have to hire a motor vehicle to
commute to the hospitals.
c) It is advised that the students use campus residences as the University provides a free daily shuttle bus service to their teaching hospitals.
For further information please visit: www.wits.ac.za/witsjunction E: firstname.lastname@example.org