I just went through this question . Would it have been a good idea to visit the consul-general's office in Mumbai to apply for a short stay conference visa in South Africa or is vfsglobal the only option?
I am looking for better visa processing time and news updates and just realized that because I did it from Pune, it will take at least 7 working days to get any idea about the status.
Also, I haven't been able find a website for the South African Consulate-General in Mumbai. Only different links with the telephone numbers, fax numbers and such info. Is there an official site I could look at?