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Partnership and outsourcing as tools for increased access to Consular Services : a case of the South African High Commission in the United Kingdom

  title={Partnership and outsourcing as tools for increased access to Consular Services : a case of the South African High Commission in the United Kingdom},
  author={Melvin Diedericks and Johannes Kgotso Tiba},
The provision of consular services is an obligation of every government to its citizens who are living abroad. In providing such services, efforts must be made to ensure that they are accessible to all citizens, wherever they may be. In the current economic climate, maintaining an extensive network of embassies and consulates around the world is an expensive venture. It is against this background that governments must be innovative in providing services by ensuring that private and third sector… 

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